It was only a matter of time before Detroit-based Shinola came to town. The new Wicker Park/Bucktown flagship stocks the brand’s American-made watches (like the new Runwell Chronograph), bicycles and leather goods, with the cool community vibe that has helped fuel its rapid rise to the sartorial mainstream.
“Opening a store in an area whose history is steeped in manufacturing makes this location that much more exciting,”says Steve Bock, the brand’s CEO.
1619 North Damen Avenue; shinola.com
The Runwell Chronograph watch, $750, pictured above
Bohème is Montblanc’s newest collection of watches and pens, geared toward women. The sophisticated line includes feminine timepieces with floral Arabic numerals, special date displays, diamond paved bezels, mother-of-pearl dials and leaf-shaped hands.
“The extensive range of timepieces and jewelry allows women to mix and match the pieces while maintaining their original and authentic style,” explains North American CEO Mike Giannattasio.
900 North Michigan Avenue; montblanc.com
Bohème stainless steel and diamond watch, $5,400