The latest in Chicago style news.
Since 1853, Parisians have indulged in Goyard’s luxe luggage, including handbags and trunks featuring the line’s signature personalization service marquage à la main, in which the owner’s initials are hand-painted directly onto the pieces themselves. Now the brand has arrived on Michigan Avenue in an exclusive boutique within Neiman Marcus’ sleekly remodeled Chicago fagship—just the eighth location in the US (with a ninth opening next month at Bal Harbour). The façade of the much-anticipated store fttingly welcomes guests with a design reminiscent of the Tribune Tower; for Windy City shoppers on-the-go, the house offers the Saigon—a chic and feminine yet versatile handbag perfect for the Chicago sophisticate. And for tote enthusiasts, Goyard’s beloved Bellechasse bag is available in small and large sizes to carry the city’s smart set seamlessly from work to play. Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900
Hermès honors its equestrian heritage with the Filet d’Or jewelry collection. Available in rose and white gold, the line incorporates familiar touches like the shaping of the metal with an excess of diamonds, as seen in the 12.61-carat Filet d’Or bracelet (above, $146,200), which features no fewer than 1,144 stones. 25 E. Oak St., 312-787-8175
Legendary pearl cultivator Mikimoto has partnered with Chicago jeweler C.D. Peacock to open a shop-in-shop in the local store’s Oakbrook Center location. The boutique features one-of-a-kind pieces made from the fnest Akoya, South Sea, and Baroque South Sea pearl strands. C.D. Peacock, 172 Oakbrook Center, 630-571-5355
Eclectic designer Anna Sui and legendary bootmaker Frye have joined forces to bring fashionistas nine different bag and shoe styles this fall. “The fun part was customizing their classic shape in an Anna Sui style,” says Sui of the collaborative efforts, which combine Sui’s eccentricity and lively prints with Frye’s tried-and-true staples, bringing chic functionality to Chicago’s streets. 1007 N. Rush St., 312-642-3793