Shop Rad and Refined's new River North showroom
An overhyped trend (ahem, neon) we can take or leave. But that subtle pinch of edge in our wardrobes that makes us feel current and a little tough on even the most routine weekdays? That we’re never giving up.
Now we’ll extend our search for those unexpected pieces to the new Chicago showroom of L.A.-based online retailer Rad and Refined. Headed by up-and-coming stylist Jacqueline Nicole Rezak, the company made a splash with Second City shoppers during its pop-up trunk show at the Waldorf-Astoria last winter.
Rezak is meeting with clients by appointment at her permanent River North showroom. There you can get an in-person look at some of our favorite finds from the site, including a comfortable, rocker-chic woven satchel by Fleet Ilya ($625), WGACA’s soft-as-butter Guns N’ Roses T-shirt for layering under a blazer ($118) or cool black Jinx sunglasses from Opening Ceremony ($220).
The brand’s website may come off a bit more rad than refined, but let Rezak know you want the good stuff and she’ll pull from her high-style vintage selection. The inventory is always changing, but a pleated Missoni skirt ($298) and a chunky Chanel necklace ($498) are among the current offerings.
Book your face time with Rezak a week or two in advance and, in the meantime, make space in your closet.