Let’s face it: who isn’t excited about British retailer Topshop (and men’s wear line Topman) opening their Chicago flagship next month? And we have to had it to them, the British Invasion has done well to alert the city that they’re coming to the neighborhood, even going so far as to host an official after party for the biggest Chicago concert of the year, Lollapalooza.
But in true Topshop fashion, the venue was no fancy rooftop or uber-chic lounge. The one stop shop for for edgy, urban street style fashion chose an unassuming corner bar tucked into the heart of Ukrainian Village, Bar Deville. Yet the small neon sign outside the bar belied the thumping, style-savvy party within. With many fresh from the concert grounds, the three-roomed watering hole teemed with hipsters, fashionistas, hip hop scenesters and fun-loving people all around. For the easy to please, tall boy cans of PBR were served by modelesque waitresses in slinky blue sheaths. For the more adventurous, Grey Goose was serving up various concoctions with their flavored vodka, mixing in everything from lemon to ginger to lavender.
As the bar filled up, DJ Kid Color and DJ MoneyPenney kept the music stylings spinning until the headliner of the evening, Tinie Tempah took the stage. The crowd filled the back room and broke into a well-oiled dancing machine as Tinie rapped, sang and grooved to the Lolla-loving fans of Chicago. Topshop proved they know how to throw a good party, even as the new kids on the block and oh yeah—did I mention we can’t wait for them to open their Chicago doors at 830 North Michigan Avenue on September 7th?!!
Photo Source: Second City Style
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