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Ultimo in chicago...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by discostu004, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. discostu004

    discostu004 Affiliate vendor

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    anyone have experience w/ Ultimo in Chi-town and what lines they carry? thx
     


  2. nukular

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    If I recall, they dropped men's clothes maybe two years ago.
     


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    I went to Ultimo in either 2000 or 2001 and at that point they had already stopped carrying men's clothing. The salesperson I spoke to claimed that they were going to resume selling men's clothes "shortly". To date, I don't think they have.
     


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    The fellows who started George Greene, which is just across the street and a bit west of Ultimo on Oak Street, used to work at Ultimo. When I went to Ultimo in 2001 they told me that they no longer carried men's clothing and gave me a business card for George Greene. I'd be surprised if Ultimo carries men's clothing again.
     


  5. discostu004

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    why'd they quit, i assume it's money, but what other high end places are there in chicago?
     


  6. nukular

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    Uhhhhh....Gucci, Barneys, Armani, Prada, Neiman Marcus, George Greene (already mentioned), Marshall Fields (State Street), Apartment Number 9 (maybe not HIGH end, but good nonetheless) Sak's mens store, etc......

    There was some sort of forcing out of the old guard/ownership at Ultimo and sales losses and the like as I recall. Created a relatively major fashion stir in Chicago for the people who are only concerned about such worthless issues.
     


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    Also the only branch of Paul Stuart in the US (other than the NY flagship). Also, Mark Shale had nice clothes, as I recall.
     


  8. VMan

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    Pretty much any high-end brand has a store in Chicago. Aside from Barneys, Saks, NM, Nordstrom, Marshall Fields (much better stuff than at other Fields), Bloomingdales, as well as privately owned mens stores, the botiques are (as I remember):

    - Prada
    - Gucci (2)
    - Ferragamo
    - Zegna
    - Vuitton
    - Jil Sander
    - Chanel
    - Escada
    - Paul Stuart
    - Botega Veneia
    - Burberry
    - Pucci
    - Cartier
    - Bvlgari

    There's more that I cant think of...someone help me out.
     


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    You didn't mention the Ralph Lauren store, which is in a beautiful building. Just off the top of my head, there is also a Loro Piana store on Oak Street and a Fratelli Rosetti on Michigan. Where is Bottega Veneta?
     


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    (VersaceMan @ 05 Aug. 2004, 5:27) There's more that I cant think of...someone help me out.
    You didn't mention the Ralph Lauren store, which is in a beautiful building. Â Just off the top of my head, there is also a Loro Piana store on Oak Street and a Fratelli Rosetti on Michigan. Â Where is Bottega Veneta?
    Well, maybe I was confusing Bottega Veneta for Fratelli. I thought BV was just north of the Hancock center? Or is that FR?
     


  11. A Harris

    A Harris Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Lance doesn't deal with those guys though - he is looking for privately owned, high-end stores.
     


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