July 5, 2011

AllSaints brings a bit of London to Chicago

London-based retailer, AllSaints Spitalfields, has arrived in Chicago and taken Michigan Avenue by storm. Situated in an 11,000 square feet space, the brand spankin' new AllSaints store is a sight to behold, from the exposed brick walls to the 800 vintage Singer sewing machines in the window and throughout the store.

With sumptuous leather jackets alongside hand-embellished dresses and tunics, AllSaints consists of high quality clothing paired with a Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdome edge.  You won't find a whole bunch of color here. The clothing is purposely muted to create versatility and ensure that collections can be mixed and matched for years to come.

Almost every item had a unique shape and/or texture. My personal favorites were the leather jackets for women AND men, the hand beaded dresses and the calf hair pumps with heels made of gems, nuts and bolts.

The industrial decor had me just as giddy as the clothes. With 42ft ceilings, the design team was determined to cover the entire space from top to bottom.  The store is filled with reclaimed artifacts and cast-iron furniture. Even the light fixtures and dressing room doors are intriguing. iPads are placed throughout the store to help consumers looking to either shop the Archive Collection or order items that are not physically in the store.

AllSaints is certainly not for those who seek fast fashion. You will be forced to drop a nice sum of money on an AllSaints piece. But the quality of the brand and the high level of craftsmanship is more than enough to justify the price tag.

So, the next time you're on the Magnificent Mile, stop by AllSaints Spitalfields and see how they've managed to bring a fresh look to Michigan Avenue.

AllSaints Spitalfields
700 N. Michigan Avenue

Click HERE to see all of the in-store photos.

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Blogger Raijean of Swa-Rai.com said...

Yes.. I see a few pieces I could definitely go for!!

July 5, 2011 at 6:34 PM  
Anonymous Andrea @LuvSunflower said...

This place looks dangerous.....thank goodness I love danger. LOL! Gonna fit a visit in this weekend.

July 5, 2011 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

Wow! I must stop by this store, even if I can't afford anything! It all looks so fabulous!

July 6, 2011 at 9:57 AM  
Anonymous tiffany said...

Some cutesy and interesting stuff. Good looking out, will def stop by.

July 6, 2011 at 5:04 PM  

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