The most hotly-anticipated boutique to land in Chicago this year, Moon Voyage is the chic brainchild of local retail veteran Susie Lee, opened in April 2013 in a tucked-away Wicker Park spot. Stocking a globe-spanning collection of lifestyle wares for women including specialty lingerie, sweet-smelling apothecary and Korean beauty products, this gorgeous one-stop-shop is fitted with pale wood flooring and fresh white walls, printed rugs and vibrant artwork.
Having trawled the world’s most stylish cities in search of high-quality brands, Lee’s charming store plays host to more than 40 designer names. The shelves are piled high with organic, herb-infused Fat And The Moon cosmetics and her own line of hand-poured candles, plus jewellery ranging from Brooklyn-based Odette’s tribal designs to handcrafted offerings from Bones & Feather, and must-haves like beautiful amethyst chain necklaces by Aoko Su. As for apparel, choose from polka-dot blazers and floral dresses by popular French label American Retro, NY-born Courtshop’s pretty patterned high-waist shorts or the coveted printed tees of playful designer Show Me Your Mumu. Not forgetting cult British brand Lazy Oaf and the bright and bold attire for which its famed, MV is also home to the versatile and silhouette-accentuating Spring/Summer collection from Los Angeles favourite, Otis & Maclain. Fly me to the Moon!