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tom_kolovos_wordpressnewTom Kolovos, NBC Chicago Street Team

OK ladies, if you normally have the requisite fashionista aversion to a dress which retails for $38, you may want to reconsider said aversion. Perhaps the economy has transformed you into a recessionista, or you needed something to wear in the 98 degree heat to Lollapalooza.

But the best reason to justify a $38 dress is because it’s actually a great summer buy and transforms into several dresses in one.

The dress is called Le Sac, and you’ll find this versatile piece at American Apparel. It comes in solid colors and a black strap that runs through essentially a halter top shape, but with enough imagination (and the pictured instruction postcard that comes with it), you can create at least five different dresses you would not be embarrassed to wear — the Braided halter, the Architectural mini, the Grecian, the Gathered mini or any of several variations that might look completely at home on a Narciso Rodriguez runway. Really.

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Itika Oldwine, NBC Chicago Street Team

I am committed to starting the year off on the right foot! And that means it’s time to begin shopping for my 2009 wardrobe! Even in the country’s current economic state, shopping is an indulgence that any fashion-forward human should be able to enjoy whole-heartedly. So, a shopping trip to Sara Jane at 1343 N. Wells Street should definitely make the New Year to-do list of any respectable fashionista out there.

Sara Jane

Sara Jane

Of all of the well-stocked boutiques in Chicago, none have the personality and flare of Sara Jane. And that is in part due to Sara herself, the owner and brain child of this delightful Old Town post. Sara is one of the most unpretentious, down-to-earth and perfectly pulled-together women I know, and her store reflects this disposition.  She carries everything from “it” jeans by brands such as Fidelity denim — Rihanna was spotted rocking this brand — or 1921, a denim house that hand cuts each pair of their jeans, to stylish must-have dresses in a variety of looks like the ever popular maxi or cocktail sheaths with fun and flirty embellishments. If accessories are your thing, she offers up some of the prettiest jewelry designed to punch any outfit up several notches. You will also find great handbags and clutches in some of the most popular colors and fabrics for the season.
On display in this fashion haven.

Accessories and more!

Accessories and more!

And if this isn’t enough to get you excited about re-stocking your closet at Sara Jane, remember you can top off your great day of shopping with a stroll through the historic neighborhood of Old Town to check out the neighboring restaurants and swanky shops along the ever bustling Wells Street.

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