10 Hotspots for Winter Style
by elle eichinger
Inside the cozy Odile boutique.
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This department store feels more like an intimate boutique than a retail behemoth. There are a number of ways to make a statement with winter-wear: Go faux with pieces by Albertus Swanepoel, cover up with the plush Harlow Shawl ($315), or don the Iorek Trapper Hat ($290) for a luxe look. 15 E. Oak St., 312-587-1700
With a brand-new flagship on Michigan Avenue, this beloved British standby is currently the hottest brand on the Mag Mile. Trust tradition in the signature pattern and wrap up in the navy Giant Check Cashmere Scarf ($395). 633 N. Michigan Ave., 312-787-2500
Well worth the trek to Evanston, this boutique is filled with only the highest of high-end labels, including Reed Krakoff and The Row. Owners Carrie Kane and Sharon Watrous now stock Nina Ricci, whose past-theelbow mauve tweed gloves ($850) are a perfect 10. 2611 Prairie Ave., Evanston, 847-424-0011
Equal parts chic and cozy, the camel cashmere hat ($290) is ideal for navigating the Magnificent Mile and features a red, white, and green stripe that’s positively Italian. 900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-664-5504
Only a Chicago company could create boots specifically designed to combat Windy City winters—and that is exactly what Oak Street Bootmakers does with its Field Boots ($336), which repel water with handwaxed canvas. 47 E. Oak St., 312-675-2105
This Italian brand is known for cozy cashmere and wool staples like the plaid Wordcross blanket ($1,525), but it’s hard not to covet the My Ski Boots bag ($9,850): The interior shell regulates boots’ temperature, while the Norwegian leather exterior is undeniably stylish. 39 E. Oak St., 312-664-6644
When it comes to outerwear, there is no competition for Moncler’s impossibly warm and wind-resistant feather down coats. A feminine, long belted style with a knit collar such as the Chacal ($1,895) helps Chicago women brave the elements; for men, the Eusebe ($1,650) has a cool, subtle pattern with a detachable hood and inner vest. 33 E. Oak St., 312-361-8573
The kid sister of neighboring Sarca, this children’s boutique specializes in couture from European brands curated by owner Camille Cozzini. For winter, bundle baby in a pink or blue snowsuit by Italian label La Stupenderia ($450), which comes lined with Thermore and ready with fold-over gloves and attached footies. 710 N. Wabash Ave., 312-255-0800
This enormous Lincoln Park store is an adventurer’s mecca. Load up on gear from sleds and snow pants to a Contour +2 Wearable Camcorder ($400) that attaches to ski helmets; also be sure to take advantage of the shop services for tuning up skis and snowboards. 1466 N. Halsted St., 312-951-6020
Although best known for its boots, Ugg’s Gold Coast boutique is stocked with hats, gloves, and all the shearling basics Chicagoans need to warm up. For guys, the Glove with Gauge Points ($175) is equal parts rugged outdoorsman and stylish urbanite—not to mention unbeatably warm. 909 N. Rush St., 312-255-1280
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