Second City Style Fashion writers Bonnie and Jess joined me at the The 900 Shops Annual Holiday Party last night where we really enjoyed the Girls Night Out – Shopping! With music, food and drinks stationed on each of floors, first we grabbed a glass of wine. There’s nothing like shopping with a glass of wine in your hand. Brilliant.
The only problem with wine in the stores is “fear of spilling” and needing someone to hold your glass while you try stuff on. Which was really.. no problem!
First we browsed J. Crew – where we loved the coats. There were a few great styles in black, as always, but Jess pointed out this kelly green coat.
Wool Pique Gramercy Coat $350 J.Crew
Hopeless shoe addicts, we stopped in Charles David where they had a beautiful selection. To me, Charles David is almost always synonymous with “very high” “need to drive” but also “need to have.” We loved this pair in a pewter metallic (available in stores) and since they are not too high, they don’t have the “ouch” factor!
Charles David Prickly $235 Zappos
We were offered chocolates by Teuscher on the next level, which we very happily accepted (they were so delicious). Bonnie needed boots – she had regretfully thrown out many of her boots last year – and Jess was looking for over the knee black boots. So it was on to Alternatives. There was quite a selection and Jess will be going back!
Alternatives Black Boots $269 at Alternatives
All three of us are Max Studio fans. I tried on this black kimono wrap coat. It gives me some outerwear style now that I have to bundle up!
Max Studio Kimono Coat Max Studio
Bonnie needed something to wear to parties. We all thought this top would be perfect. Dress it up or dress it down.
Pleated Sleeveless Shell Max Studio
Before we left, Jess wanted to stop in Coach and showed me this green bag she adored. Then Bonnie walked in a choose the same style! I loved this green bag, too, because it reminded me of some of the original coach bags, only with a stylish gold chain.
Leigh Leather Pocket Flap $658 Coach
Now we all have our own reasons to go back to the 900 Shops at (900 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago)
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