The Second City Is First In the U.S. to Open L.K.Bennett London

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March 30, 2011 • Shopping, Yahoo

 

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Who says Chicago doesn't come first, at least from time to time? The 900 North Michigan Shops will be the first U.S. home for the accessible luxury British fashion house L.K.Bennett London opening in early April, 2011.

I knew little about this London based fashion brand with customers including the Duchess of Cornwall, Kate Middleton and Kate Moss, so I was thrilled to get a sneak peak at the fall 2011 collection and to find out more about L.K.Bennett.

Founded in 1990 by Linda K Bennett, who trained as a cordwainer at the London College of Fashion and worked for designer Robert Clergerie, L.K.Bennett started as a shoe boutique. Her goal was to produce "something in-between the designer footwear you find in Bond Street and those on the high street.” L.K.Bennett rapidly became the ultimate destination for elegant footwear, handbags and accessories leading to their launch of women’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections in 1998. Parisian Creative Director Annick Gorman, who previously held creative posts at Celine and Cacharel, was appointed in December 2008 to direct a design philosophy centered around elegance, beautiful tailoring, style and refinement.

When the store opens in the next few weeks on level 3 at 900 N Michigan Avenue, it will be filled with spring fashions, that you can see now at LKBennet.com, but here is what to expect for fall. This line of well tailored, well priced, sophisticated (but still fun) ready-to-wear, with pretty (yet comfortable) shoes and beautiful (yet practical) handbags will surely make L.K.Bennett a welcome addition and a new go-to shop for Chicago women.

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This signature dress can be worn 2 ways! $325 leopard print, $295 solids

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Not your average business suit. $545 jacket, $275 skirt

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L.K.Bennett signature kitten heels and pumps.

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Pretty dress pumps

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Platforms, more shoes and booties

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Classic retro styling

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Elie Bags for fall in stamped eelskin or ostrich $645

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Anna Bags $445-$495

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Fabulous coats with leather straps with buckles and shoulder details, $645

Check back with Second City Style for the exact L.K.Bennet store opening date!

—Carol Calacci

Photos: Second City Style

 

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One Response to The Second City Is First In the U.S. to Open L.K.Bennett London

  1. meizitang says:

    Awesome collection!

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