Online purchases are to your closet what Facebook is to your friends.
They’re not all gems.
Ditch the virtual world for in-the-flesh shopping (read: fitting rooms) at Milk Handmade, Andersonville’s newest boutique.
Owner Hallie Borden curates a rotating selection of clothes and accessories from local and international designers. She carries up to 100 lines at any given time; stock changes daily.
Pieces crafted with such care run in limited quantities, so hustle over for summer staples: Squasht by Les multi-Technicolor short shorts, soft gold oxfords from Italian designer Ele Handmade, an ecofriendly backless dress from Simone’s Rose.
Gift Shop Brooklyn’s tie-dye-meets-leather clutch, Necklush’s colorful infinity scarf-slash-necklace, and a collection of sunglasses round out the accessories.
Milk: It does a body good.
Milk Handmade, 5137 North Clark Street, at Winona Street (847-833-6309 or milkhandmade.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Milk Handmade