Divide and Conquer: Slicing Up Barneys to Make Oak Street Even More Boring
Sep08

Divide and Conquer: Slicing Up Barneys to Make Oak Street Even More Boring

It was just over a decade ago that luxury retailer Barneys New York opened its new Chicago flagship store at 15 East Oak Street. The international retail press fawned. Customers oohed and aahed. And as the city coped with what we thought was the worst recession in our lifetimes, this building was seen as a sign of confidence in Chicago’s retail market, and that the Windy City was more than the capitol of just another “hay...

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Perching A Posh Penthouse Patio on Rush Street
Jun22

Perching A Posh Penthouse Patio on Rush Street

Work continues on the new Suitsupply store on top of the former Barney’s New York department store on Oak Street. Here we see a crane lifting panels onto the top of 25 East Oak Street where the Amsterdam-based men’s suitery plans to perch. Suitsupply is building a 5,500-square foot boutique in what used to be the fourth-floor penthouse of Barney’s before it moved across the street to a new building at 15 East Oak...

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