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I just got back from Barney's earlier and its AMAZING! They do need to check their racks because there are a lot of misplaced pieces. Like the Junya on the Tao rack or the Balenciaga on the Narcisco rack But they did have that $10,000 by Balenciaga there! It was in a case though They had a few pairs of that blue jacket with the chain...its $2,700+ The rack that caught my attention was the Lanvin rack. AMAZING PIECES! The final thing that I loved was the Benhaz Sarafpour rack. Many cute things were there!

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The "best" mens store in Chicago to me would be Barney's New York and Neiman Marcus. Its because of their selections. I prefer Barney's above all the rest because of its chic atmosphere and its abstract, yet cool selection for menswhere. You can also try Saks 5th Ave. They have a few unique things

how about independent menswear boutiques... i dont care much for the large dept. stores! I am looking for unique things..not the boring silk screened t-shirt look!

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how about independent menswear boutiques... i dont care much for the large dept. stores! I am looking for unique things..not the boring silk screened t-shirt look!
Try George Greene and Chasalla on Oak Street. They have nice things for men.

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This is so cool! Today i went into Ikram Chicago and I saw Ikram Goldman herself! I wanted to talk to her, but she was on the phone Oh well...i wanted to tell her to carry menswear!

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Should have told her to hire some nice SAs. The current ones with the fake smiles are killing me

Anyway, any favourite vintage shops/consignment shops?

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Should have told her to hire some nice SAs. The current ones with the fake smiles are killing me

Anyway, any favourite vintage shops/consignment shops?
lol ur right! They dont even tell you good-bye! They just roll their eyes and stuff

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Reviving the thread! What's new in Chicago? I should be there in a week, if there's any hope! However, I'm sure that all of the 'good stuff' will be gone...but I need this trip. I'll just keep convincing myself how bad this season's clothes are.

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Reviving the thread! What's new in Chicago? I should be there in a week, if there's any hope! However, I'm sure that all of the 'good stuff' will be gone...but I need this trip. I'll just keep convincing myself how bad this season's clothes are.
Yea I work downtown now so Im a hop skip and jump away from Oak street and everything else. Oak Street is like 10 ft away from where I work haha! Well we can probably hang out! Anywayz, no new boutiques. Im not kinda sure about St. John tho next to LV. They closed down half the store and like I think eithre they are renovating or there will be another store placed there! IM HOPING DIOR OR BALENCIAGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH DEAR OH DEAR! well if someone has any idea let me know!

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I'm going to Chicago at the end of June so I'm kind of wondering where to go as well, besides [oak street.]

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Ive just been informed that there is to be a J. Mendel store on Michigan ave.....its coming soon...in between Louis Vuitton and St. John

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mjjluver: Your coming at a good time, sales season. Definitely check out Blake, one of the best women's boutiques in North America. Saks (Commes Des Garcons/Junya Watanabe) and Barney's (Rick Owens/McQueen/Balenciaga) is on sale at 40%.

Blake (Womens) - Currently on 1st Sale Cycle (30% to 40%)
212 W. Chicago Avenue (Btw Franklin/New Orleans)
LINES: Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeuleemester, Margiela (0/4/6), Viktor & Rolf, Marni, Undercover, Ricarrdo Tisci, Hussein Chalayn, Balenciaga, AF Vanderwust, Rick Owens (Mainline, Lillies, Darkshadow),
OPINION: One of the best women's boutique in North America.
OTHER: One of the first to bring in Margiela, Dries and Ann Demeuleemester into the states. Friends with owners of IF Boutique in NYC. Had Mens up until 2002 carrying mostly Belgium designers, Margiela, Ann D, Raf Simons, Dries Van Noten. Exclusive agreement for Dries Van Noten Womens in Chicago.

Ikram (Womens)
873 North Rush St
LINES: Junya Watanabe, Commes Des Garcon, Rick Owens
OPINION: Comparable to Blake.

Robin Richman (Mens/Womens)
LINES: Gary Graham, Anti-Past, Chalayan
OPINION: Hidden little gem. Robin does a really good eclectic buy. Worth a look if you are in the Bucktown/Wicker Park area. Not your "normal" Wicker Park store...much better.


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wow i like Ikram a lot! I still need to try out Blake

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THANK YOU SO MUCH! I'll definitely be visiting all three places i'm glad I'm going at a good time.

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JJohnson, do you know any nice vintage/thrift shops in chicago? Such as stores that sell the cheap vintage, but not the collectable high priced vintage clothing. Thank you

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