Frances Heffernan in Winnetka

Frances Heffernan (Photos courtesy of each business.)

One need not venture outside Winnetka or Northfield to find some of the North Shore’s best fashion and shopping. These standout boutiques will satisfy your inner fashionista.

To accessorize

It’s hard to visit ENÁZ without a piece of jewelry catching your eye. The boutique carries both high-end items like delicate diamond-encrusted necklaces and rose-gold bracelets, as well as the latest styles like a funky tassel necklace or Boho-inspired lariat. You’ll also find edgy accessories, skincare products and contemporary clothing at a range of price points. 309 Happ Road, Northfield

For just the right gift or home accent (and to spoil the kiddos)

Peachtree Place in Northfield

For more than 30 years, locals have flocked to Peachtree Place for its hard-to-resist home and gift wares. Leave yourself plenty of time to scope out the 11 different rooms filled with lamps, prints, fine crystal, table accessories, paper goods, throws, jewelry and more. Little Peach is Peachtree Place’s standalone children’s store carrying an array of specialty toys and accessories. You’ll find beautiful wall art, whimsical lighting and personalized accessories to decorate a child’s bedroom, as well as books, clothing and toys galore for the perfect gift. 303 Happ Road, Northfield

For the perfect pair of jeans

E Street Denim has been the mecca for denim and contemporary-wear on the North Shore for more than 25 years. Here you’ll find every jean brand and style imaginable, and sales associates who can help you find the best jeans for your shape. 908 Green Bay Road, Winnetka

If you’re looking for shoes for every occasion

Since 1983, Lori’s Designer Shoes has been recognized as THE place to find designer shoes for every budget and occasion. Known as “the sole of Chicago,” Lori’s carries more than 300 brands of shoes and boots, plus accessories, hosiery, handbags, jewelry and clothing. Regulars of the Northfield location say they love the personalized service. 289 Northfield Road, Northfield

For formalwear

Winnetka's Frances Heffernan

Frances Heffernan has been selling women’s formalwear in Winnetka since 1932. Then, clientele shopped there for the most coveted luxury gowns by designers like Oscar de la Renta and Bill Blass. Now, you’ll find the same caliber of designer dresses from Carmen Mark Valvo, Rena Lange, Piazza Sempione and more. Frannie, its adjacent sister-store, sells causal contemporary-wear from American and European designers. 810 Elm St., Winnetka

If you’re looking for a trendy outfit

Mother and daughter can both find a fabulous outfit at this small, but well-edited boutique located at the back of the Laundry Mall. Valentina carries a selection of women’s clothing, jewelry, home and gift items from the most popular contemporary labels. 566 Chestnut St. #2, Winnetka 

If you’re looking for resortwear

Londo Mondo in Winnetka

Women looking for swimwear or activewear have always flocked to Londo Mondo on the Gold Coast. When the Winnetka store opened in 2015, women were thrilled that they no longer had to venture to the city for a vast selection of swimsuits in every style. 558 Green Bay Road, Winnetka 

For stylish children’s shoes

Fit To Be Tied opened in 1993 and ever since, customers have come here for adorable children’s shoes by top American and European names. The store prides itself on being “the shoe store your children grow up with.” 1741 Orchard Lane, Northfield

For designer for less

KMK Luxury Consignment, the first and only consignment boutique in Winnetka, has merchandise so pristine, you’ll forget it’s consignment; think coveted Celine handbags, timeless Hermes scarves and the perfect Gucci shoe. KMK carries women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories. 561 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka

For custom eyewear

Optique in Winnetka

With more than 20 years of optical experience, Dr. Michael Harms and his team at Optique offer not only top-notch eye care services but also luxury and custom eyewear to fit any style and face shape. 561 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka


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