Tali Kogan of Tel Aviv Couture

In the three years since Tali Kogan started Tel Aviv Couture, her River North showroom for Israeli designers, it’s become a success: selling women’s clothing and accessories through special events, fashion shows, and one-on-one appointments, the Israeli native (she’s originally from Ukraine) built up a dedicated clientele as well as a steady list of designers. Customers are drawn by the soft fabric, flattering shapes, and dramatic cuts and flourishes, not to mention the reasonable costs (most clothing runs from $100 to $300).