1211 W. Webster
I can't count the number of times I've walked into a high-end boutique only to be disappointed by the meager offerings--as if the owners forgot that shoppers' primary purpose is to find something to wear, not to attend a gallery opening. Kaveri Satpathy knows that women like to browse, so she's filled her spacious Lincoln Park shop with enough clothing to keep you busy for more than five minutes. A lot of the merch consists of good-looking basics geared toward the casual-dressy tastes of the neighborhood--cashmere wrap sweaters, jeans, and the like. But there are also attention getters sprinkled in the mix: a silk lotus-print tunic by Edun ($253), a black wool toggle coat with white edging by Trovata ($375), a strapless party dress of black-and-white flower-print silk with tweed at the bust by Adam Plus Eve ($345). The jewelry selection takes its cues from nature--gold and silver pieces with leaf motifs by Danish designer Julie Sandlau and necklaces with antler charms by Alex and Chloe. Kaveri, which opened in September, adds to a growing shopping district around the intersection of Webster and Racine, an incentive to walk a few blocks north the next time you make the rounds of the Armitage boutiques.
Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/Marty Perez.