In a city of ever-changing storefronts, they picked some fantastic newcomers like eco-chic Grasshopper 510, as well as extreme makeover Guise|Chic, which moved and expanded to include women's clothing. Then there were a couple obvious picks - like Maria Pinto's much-anticipated boutique and, of course, Oprah's store. Is there any Chicago "best" list that doesn't include Oprah?
If anyone asked us (and they didn't) we would have included The Fig Tree as a stand-out in the West Loop's boutique boom. Otherwise, we thought the list was right on.