The first upscale women's clothing store in Lakeview, Krista K was established in 2002 and quickly became a go-to shop for fashion-forward Chicagoans. The boutique features styles from both emerging and well-known designers, including Helmut Lang, Haute Hippie, Elizabeth and James, Twill 22, and Alexis Bittar. An extensive designer denim collection is displayed alongside casual wear on the lower level, and patrons can also browse a selection of jewelry by Lana, handbags by Lauren Merkin, and shoes from Coclico. The merchandise is housed in a spacious interior with hardwood floors, pale blue and gold wallpaper, and shaded glass bead chandeliers.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.