Wed May 5 2010
Photograph: Nicole Radja
GOING LOCAL “One of the things I wanted to focus on was supporting Chicago and not just being another boutique in Chicago, but being a Chicago boutique,” owner Tracey Glibowski says. To that end, the former advertising and marketing rep is featuring primarily local designers for her selection of everyday womenswear and accessories. Highlights include Kristin Hassan’s Ikat wrap skirt ($105), Kate Boggiano’s navy ruffled sleeveless dress ($195) and coin print silk shorts courtesy of Eskell ($198) as well as an oversized Swarovski crystal necklace made with oxidized sterling links by Jules ($150). In addition to occasional events such as collection previews, every month the store will introduce a gallery-esque display of clothing by one of the featured designers. (3451 N Southport Ave, 773-248-8604, ceratoboutique.com).