It premiered back in September, but I finally got around to watching an episode of Black-ish on ABC this week. Good job, all parties involved. Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross are Dre and Rainbow, parents of four attempting to carve out a cultural identity for their children in white suburbia, a thing that’s perhaps […]
Chicago magazine delves into the Jake scandal.
The owners of Jake return with a new store—and some people aren’t too happy about it.
Parisian designers at Robin Richman, 4,000 yards of discounted fabric, closing sales at Re: Stock and Jake, and more.
Pop-up shops, vintage clothes, the millinery arts, and more
It’s definitely been a dramatic summer on the local retail scene. Some 28 designers—including Chris Benz, Erin Fetherston, and Phillip Lim—have teamed up to take legal action against Jake, according to Women’s Wear Daily (subscription required).
About two years ago, Jenna Fowler and Melanie Manego started Fashion Heist, a Chicago-based showroom offering designers and labels representation to retailers throughout the midwest. Now they’ve gotten into the design biz themselves with Jlee Silver, a line of women’s separates that Fowler describes as “fun, functional, and attainable.”
The owners—or, it seems, former owners— of Jake probably aren’t very happy about today’s rather juicy story in the New York Times. First off, it starts with the obligatory Times flyover dis, calling them “beefy Midwesterners.” Second, it’s about how several designers charge that they haven’t been paid for deliveries of merchandise—in some cases for […]
Jake fights the retail slump with lower-priced in-store pop-up shops.
Jake adds local line Agga B to its stable of designers.