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Considering we're nearing shopaholic territory, it’s only fitting that — during the most dangerous time of year for us addicts — we put together a list of boutiques for every single thing you could want to give (and, okay, receive this season). Naturally, with the glut of choice retail destinations in Chicago, this was no easy task: Along with faves like Ikram and Eskell, there were also a few necessary newcomers to add to the mix (hello, gorgeous new Burberry store!).
The last piece of the puzzle? Variety, dear readers. From candlesticks to cologne and dresses to dungarees, this comprehensive cheat sheet is pretty much the definition of "everything." To make it even easier for you ('tis the season, after all!), we've categorized our picks by 'hood. Here's the catch: You have to
cut up the credit card cut yourself off at some point.
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Back in 2005, brothers Tull and Josh Price founded menswear label FEIT (pronounced: feet) in response to a footwear market saturated with homogenized, synthetic goods and severe industrial waste. These days, the duo is introducing a much-anticipated women's collection to its repertoire.
Completely hand-sewn and using read