We’re (barking) mad about Dog-a-holics! The Lincoln Park (904 W. Armitage) and Wrigleyville (3657 N. Southport) boutiques are the perfect places to pamper your anipals. Staffed by endlessly enthusiastic workers, who seem to love your pets (almost) as much as you do, Dog-a-holics stocks all-natural organic food, luxurious doggie beds, gourmet bakery treats, dozens of collars, and more toys than a Dalmatian has spots. You’re guaranteed to find something here for the dog that has everything from stress-relieving tonics to specially brewed canine beer.
Owner and self-described dog-a-holic Candance Canty has recently expanded her canine empire to include a new location (3608 N. Southport) featuring daycare, training, professional grooming, and even an exclusive members-only play park facility.
For more information about Dog-a-holics including hours of operation, more details about their services, or a complete listing of inventory, visit their website or call toll free at (877) 787-5887. Follow Dog-a-holics on Twitter ) for expert tips, upcoming events, and contests.
Tucked away in the usually rowdy Wrigleyville neighborhood, a small boutique named Bourdage Pearls (3530 N. Southport) strives to outfit Chicago women in gorgeous jewelry. Running the gauntlet from First Lady traditional to sharply modern, Bourdage works closely with local artisans and jewelry makers to develop one-of-a-kind necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.
Wearing pearls is an eco-friendly, conflict-free way to look chic since pearls rely on clean, non-polluted water to form. Shop owner Sherri Bourdage works with some of the finest suppliers across China to ensure that they have access to beautiful, flawless freshwater pearls for their inventory. Their pearls are available in a variety of colors from deep shades of dark gold, peacock, red to the more widely known pastels of white, lavender, peach, and sage. Her small, knowledgeable staff is happy to help narrow down the (blissfully) overwhelming options.
For more information about Bourdage Pearls including hours of operations, details about products, and tips on how to care for your pearls, visit their website) or call (773) 244-1126. Follow them on twitter ) for upcoming events, discounts, and specials.
A peaceful, sunny vintage brownstone stowed away in busy Wrigleyville is a fitting setting for upscale but easygoing Tula. Opened in 2006 by mother-and -daughter team Sue and Laura Westgate, Tula (3738 N. Southport) stocks an array of American and European designers including beautifully tailored basics from 0039 Italy, gorgeously cut coats from Theory, and candy-colored cotton scarves from Epice (perfect for Chicago’s notoriously windy spring).
Stop in now to browse the resort lines with help from the attentive staff. Call (773) 549-2876 or visit Tula’s website) for more information including a complete list of designers, operating hours, and a seriously addictive blog chock full of wardrobe inspiration (and envy).