On Nov. 1, Clever Alice will have a new address. A long-time fixture of the Chicago shopping scene, Clever Alice is packing up its inventory of cute dresses, flirty tops and fun accessories from such cutting-edge designers as Kitchen Orange, Prairie Underground and Casting and moving across town from River North to Bucktown.
Owner Tammie Chaponot (no, her name's not Alice) was feeling the crunch of the seemingly endless CTA Brown Line construction project (her boutique is right under the "L" on Franklin and Chicago). So, with her customers in mind, she found a prime spot on retail-friendly Damen Avenue to set up shop.
The 13-year-old boutique will continue to carry hard-to-find clothing, accessories and shoes from on-the-verge designers from the U.S., Canada and Europe. How clever, indeed.