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We love to browse a store that somehow manages to pack every square inch with random, fabulous things we never knew we wanted--and that’s the genius of Madison Hall at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. The just-opened boutique stocks a curated collection of accessories, sundries and apothecary items, and it’s divided in half by gender: goods for ladies on the West side and finds for gents on the East. Here are seven must-haves we’d buy on our dream shopping spree there.

71 E. Madison St.; 312-683-9586 or

A Pair of Cat-Eye Sunglasses

These fresh, white-framed beauties were designed by stylist-to-the-stars Kate Young for the eyewear company Tura. ($295)

An Edgy Camo Tote

Defy’s unisex black camouflage carryall has sturdy seat-belt handles and it’s wide enough to fit all of your stuff. ($215)

A Serious Raincoat

With a cut inspired by the Swedish designer’s seafaring grandfather, Stutterheim’s boldly striped coat makes a chic statement on gloomy days. ($395)

A Rich Face Oil

Aesop’s radiance-boosting skin-care staple proves it yet again: It’s a great idea to put oil on your face. ($57)

A Glam Daytime Purse

Buba London’s beaded day bag makes it OK to sparkle before the sun sets. ($695)

A Handy Tech Gadget

The Jump cable charges your phone to 100 percent, then saves additional battery power in its internal stores for the next time you’re out and about with a dead device--and no wall plug. ($50)

Irresistible-Smelling Perfume

Grandiflora’s Magnolia Sandrine is sold at only two stores in the U.S., and it could be your new signature scent. It’s citrusy and clean, with a barely detectable note of musk. ($195)

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