It wasn’t love at first sight for Jessie Kalin and Eli Mash — the two grew up together in Minnesota as nothing more than good friends. But that 14-year friendship turned romantic when both moved to Chicago after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007.
In the last year, we’ve said goodbye to some of our favorite boutiques (Sofia, Roam and Le Dress, to name just a few). But there’s a crop of new shops emerging in Chicago — everything from international imports to beloved national brands to some serious local talent. We’ve done the research on the best...