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You've probably heard of Chicago's famous improv comedy training ground The Second City, but you're less likely to have noticed one of its neighbors, Adelaide. Adelaide is one of those boutiques where shoppers come when they want a look that no one else will have. We're talking dresses with unique construction, woven metal belts, and Malo cashmere exclusives.
Adelaide occupies a cozy little storefront on Wells Street, in the historical Old Town district, next to another famous Chicago womenswear boutique, Handle With Care. You come to Adelaide however for designers like Rundholz, Peter O. Mahler and Lamberto Losani?names with devoted followings and a lot of Westwood, Yamamoto and Demeulemeester spice.
Prices at Adelaide average $495 to $600 for most items, but sales like the 50% off one they have going on right now help make to-buy-or-not-to-buy decisions easier. Figure in the personal service and welcoming atmosphere, and women that have a definite sense of their own style will immediately find a friend in Adelaide.
· Adelaide [Chicago Fashion Resource]