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Jana Zacek Mulberry & Me Opening shop in the midst of a recession is ballsy. Luckily, Zacek has what it takes. Her tiny Wicker Park boutique bursts with exclusive indie designers and is proudly standing the test of time.
Originally published March 24, 2009
Mulberry & Me Boutique
Explaining the lack of boutiques west of Damen on Division is like decoding hieroglyphics.
For a shop that speaks your language, try Mulberry & Me, a sweet new store with an East Coast presence.
M&M is the first venture from Jana Zacek, a sprightly Texan (by way of the Czech Republic) with killer style. After living on Mulberry Street in New York for a smidge, she moved westward, riskily opening her store three weeks ago.
Zacek picks new lines that are hard to come by in these parts: slinky dresses by Daughters of the Revolution (the designer is inspired by her grandma’s old handkerchiefs), zipper skirts by Objets Trouvés, The Battalion’s ecofriendly bamboo leggings, T-shirt dresses by Young Fabulous & Broke, Parker silk tops, and Corey Lynn Calter dresses.
Prices are totally reasonable.
And that’s never lost in translation.
Mulberry & Me, 2019 West Division Street, between Damen and Hoyne Avenues (773-952-7551).
Photo: Kristi Sanford / Courtesy of Mulberry & Me