Hey, baby, are you an overdue book? Because you’ve got fine written all over you.
Pickup lines don’t work.
Unless you’re Sharon Watrous. After spotting Carrie Kane at Chanel, Watrous threw a few words her way. (“Are you a pirate? Cuz I want yo’ booty.*”)
The rest is history. Today they co-own Chalk, a new, impeccably edited Evanston boutique brimming with exquisite designer finds. Watrous and Kane are attracted to well-made, functional pieces: Elaine Kim’s leather-meets-silk chiffon jackets, Ranjana Khan’s reversible fringe necklaces, Hache’s beautifully constructed wool dresses.
There’s more: The Row for men, Ever jeans, Stella McCartney bags, and Brochu Walker knits.
And still to come: Rag & Bone and Boy for fall, Chris Benz for resort.
Sounds like the perfect pick-you-up.
Chalk, 2611 Prairie Avenue, at Central Street, Evanston (847-424-0011 or chalkofevanston.com).
*Dialogue has been changed for irony’s sake.