Three times a year Joanne Levy and Melanie Fogel of Clothes Encounters open an uber chic pop-up shop inside Joanne’s mod home on 4444 Abbott Avenue. It operates for only three days at a time and delivers a bespoke experience that allows shoppers to browse full collections from hard-t0-find brands, choose their favorite pieces, and order them in different colors. (Trunk show style.) Five years and thriving (long before pop-ups were trendy), Clothes Encounters sticks to a modernist aesthetic so expect structured garments in solid colors, drapey details, scultupural accessories in earthy colors, and a splash of local talent. (We hear Elizabeth Anyaa scarves have previously been on the menu.) Designers may reappear throughout the year, but mostly, the lines rotate each time, so don’t most miss the opportunity to discover a new spring staple no one else will have. Talk about a chic shopping experience. Best part is, it feels exclusive, but you’re so invited. Starts tomorrow.
Wednesday, February 22, 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday, February 23, 10 am to 5 pm
Friday, February 24, 10 am to 5 pm