The next time you find yourself in Anastasia Chatzka's boutique, let your mind go crazy. Every piece you see was designed by Anastasia herself, and everything is produced locally in Chicago (bonus points!). Better still, Anastasia accepts custom orders. Here's what we're talking about: the adorable dress pictured is always on hand at Anastasia Chatzka (in black and white). Let's say your sister asked you to be a bridesmaid next month and you're in love with it, but sis requires a wedding party in a particularly charming shade of pink. Anastasia Chatzka can make it happen. Take that sis. We were mesmerized by the fact that what was on hangers in the boutique was only the beginning, and that our inner designer could come out to play with a totally talented playmate.
Little Black Dress and Little White Dress, $215 each. Prices vary on custom orders. Anastasia Chatzka, 1740 West Division Street (at Wood Street); 586-610-4096.