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Roslyn

2035 N. Damen

773-489-1311

Most of the fixtures and decorative items strewn about Rosie Dulyapaibul's new Bucktown boutique, Roslyn--vintage roller skates, paint-spattered children's chairs, the couch--came from her home. Dulyapaibul wants customers to feel at ease, and that goes for the clothes as well--she's solved the perennial style vs. comfort issue with lots of chic yet relaxed pieces, like Grecian sleeveless shifts with fabric gathered at the collar by Miranda Bennett ($338), jewel-toned pleated silk camis and slip dresses by Julie Haus ($260-$385), and classic jersey wrap dresses and tunics by Frenzii (on the more affordable side at $58-$100). Designers hail mostly from the coasts and Europe--in case you're curious about who they are, Dulyapaibul has helpfully provided a framed bio next to each rack. And for bored boyfriends, there's a small men's section stocked with basics like button-down shirts, tees, mackinaw jackets, and an unusual blazer/zip-up jacket combo by Nicholas K ($575). Dulyapaibul, who recently moved back to Chicago from New York, modeled the store after her favorite NYC haunts. She's even injected a little dose of Manhattan-style competition: she stocks only four of each item, so if someone's already snatched up your size, you're SOL. "I want everything to be a find," she says.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/Mireya Acierto.

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