Priding itself on carrying unique, handmade clothing and accessories, Milk Handmade is the product of owner and native Chicagoan Hallie Borden’s childhood dream. The new Andersonville store opening Tuesday is filled with pieces from local Chicago brands including Mohop, Nicki Jean, Nicolet Candles. Designs sent even from Australia and Rome round out Milk Handmade’s collection of one-of-a-kind treasures. I met with Hallie this past weekend to discuss the store’s opening, the distinctiveness of handmade and her favorite place in the city. Read on for the full interview.
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A little while ago, Michael and I visited Sir & Madame, a boutique in Ukranian Village featuring fresh fashion and accessories reminiscent of Chicago style.
Owned by young couple Autumn and Brian, Sir & Madame can be described as a juxtaposition of sorts- the look of the store is old- antique dressers dot the walls and rich red drapes line the windows, yet the energy in the store is young. Sleek clothes in vibrant fabrics and edgy yet practical accessories are displayed throughout the room.