march 24, 2009
chicago | a kate bloomer.
every girl's got that one piece of clothing she just had to buy in spite of an imperfect size issue. the result? an awesome item that looks fantastic in your closet, but never gets any air time due to its funky fit. you'll find your answer at newly opened kate boggiano where fit is king, and you get to be a princess.
designer kate coxworth (who's NY-trained and a chi-town native) got her start at polo ralph lauren, and debuted her own line at macy's in 2006. now, with a store to call her own, kate can feature all of her high-quality, custom designs in one spot. her clothes range from loungewear to business casual, in the form of blouses, leggings, tank tops and more. items have names as feminine as the styles they embody, like the "gathered caroline," the "maddy" and the "sleeveless isadora." and this hometown maven understands the plight of the everywoman. we can't all have gisele's measurements, after all. this means the main draw to kate's creations are the custom processes she employs. the "tailor it!" allows shoppers to check out clothing on models, then fill out their own dimensions for the right fit. more recently, the "create your own" option lets control freaks design, down to the last detail, a perfect-fitting bespoke blouse. their 10-business-day turnaround time can be attributed to the american manufacturing, which means this shop's a swell way to stimulate the economy.
if the shirt fits, work it. kate boggiano. 2150 canalport avenue. between morgan and peoria. 866.388.3501. now open. www.kateboggiano.com