Wrap up your holiday shopping with customizable and exclusive goodies from Chicago’s newest spots.
Ippolita rings in its 20th anniversary with the opening of its second flagship store on the Magnificent Mile. “I want the customer to explore the beauty of my jewelry firsthand in a completely new environment,” says CEO and founder Ippolita Rostagno. The store’s “open-selling experience” invites customers to try on its jewelry and break the staid behind-the-glass barrier. Exclusive to Chicago is Ippolita’s Rosa color within the Luce collection, which is filled with hues of pale pinks and soft ivories set in 18K gold. 900 N. Michigan Ave.
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Q Clothier and Rye 51’s Gold Coast boutique interior
Q Clothier and Rye 51 bring over 50 years of tailoring and customization to the Gold Coast this winter. “We offer a world-class experience to a guy seeking jeans and a T-shirt all the way to the guy who wears a three-piece suit to work every day,” says CEO and founder Raja Ratan. Men can pop into the boutique for a fitting, start the tailoring online or have a professional clothier make a house call. 48 E. Oak St.
A crystal Krigler fragrance bottle at home in the brand’s new location inside The Peninsula Chicago
The Peninsula Chicago has welcomed iconic French brand Krigler’s sixth boutique. Abundant with perfumes, scented candles and soaps, the new outpost also has a workshop where Krigler can create a bespoke fragrance or candle for clients. Says owner Ben Krigler of the store, which is designed as a jewel box with a boudoir feel: “It was inspiring to combine our Krigler codes with the fascinating ornamentation style of the school of Chicago with the Asian touch of The Peninsula Hotels.” 108 E. Superior St.
Photography by: From top, courtesy ofL Ippolita; Luis Chavez; Krigler