Whether you’re the type of office worker who revels in the business-casual environment, or you like to dress like the power player that you are, there are times when everyone is going to need to pick up some new clothing items for work. From high-end to more moderately priced clothing items, there are an array of shops in Chicago to visit when adding to your wardrobe or creating an all new professional look. So if you’re looking for a new job or aiming for a promotion, here are some of the best places to purchase office wear in the Chicagoland area.
Squasht Boutique
2556 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL. 60622
(773) 292-4123
squashtboutique.com

Located in the Ukranian Village neighborhood is Squasht Boutique, a woman owned and operated establishment offering handmade apparel and accessories as well as a seasonal line of women’s clothing. Not only are the items sold at Squasht made in the U.S.A., they’re made right here in Chicago. Their items are all designed right in the back of the store in their own studio, and are hand-crafted by a talented team of seamstresses. Squasht Boutique is the perfect place to update your business wardrobe and ensure that you won’t look like everyone else.

Ikram
15 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 587-1000
www.ikram.com

The men in the office aren’t the only ones who can dress for success, as there are some great places in Chicago to get high-end office and business attire for women as well. Located on the city’s Near North Side, Ikram is a boutique that offers an upscale selection of not only clothing but shoes, jewelry, bags and accessories as well. If you’re looking to update your current look, or are looking for that new promotion, a stop at Ikram is a must. Providing a unique varity of pieces from American, European and Japanese designers, here you’ll find a look that can’t be found elsewhere. There’s even a little cafe on the premises featuring a farm-to-table menu.

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Tribeca Boutique
1035 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL. 60607
(312) 492-9373
shopattribeca.com

It’s easy to assume you’ll spend a fortune boutique shopping in Chicago, but that’s not the case with the city’s own Tribeca Boutique. Jazz up your office wear with stylish and contemporary clothing items that look great at work and out on the town. Tucked away on the city’s Near West Side, Tribeca provides a warm one-stop shop to pick up your essentials for business or pleasure — or both. And if you need help picking something out or putting an outfit together, they can help with that too.

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Peter Field
185 N. Franklin St.
Chicago, IL. 60606
(312) 307-1669
peterfieldcustom.com

For the sharp dressed business man who demands only the best for his tailoring needs, there’s Peter Field. Located in the heart of the loop, Peter Field offers classic tailoring techniques in conjunction with the newest and most cutting edge technology. Having opened its doors in 2013, this Chicago-based menswear establishment tailors both retail and custom suits and know all the tricks of the trade to make their clients look great. With a selection of accessories all handmade in Chicago, Peter Field is committed to making men look great while supporting both class businesses and American-made items.

Presence
5216 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL. 60640
(773) 989-4420
presencechicago.com

Details matter. In order to add some finishing touches to your best office looks, stop by Presence in the Lincoln Park area. Having opened its doors in 1969, Presence remains a family-owned business providing a dazzling selection of apparel items, jewelry, purses and accessories. With prices so good you’ll want to take home a little of everything, and it’s a great place to stop into to create a stellar look.

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Soon after earning her BA in journalism, Melanie Falina began writing about one of the loves of her life – music. Since then, she’s covered some of the biggest names in music, in addition to writing on an array of other topics as well. She has written for Black Belt magazine, KISS: The Official Authorized Quarterly Magazine, Examiner, AXS.com, Yahoo Voices, and more, and was editor for Don Lemmon’s KNOW HOW Book Three, Refuse To Fail. Melanie is also a poet with six published collections of poetry available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and various establishments.