Contemporary American fashion is complemented by Italian Old World charm at this North Shore boutique.. The Scene Owner Luisa Shortall's parents sold Italian imports, then just clothing, out of their Oak Street store in the 1960s. When Shortall's family moved La Colonna to Plaza del Lago in Wilmette, they began carrying more domestic designers. Despite its change in geographic focus, the store's Italian theme honors the history of the family business. Photos of medieval Roman towns taken by Shortall's husband hang on walls, and paintings by her sister also adorn the store.
The Goods Staples like trendy Michael Stars one-size-fits-all T-shirts and Christopher Blue jeans are sold year-round. Contemporary clothing and accessories from other American designers include both casual and dressy options, but tends toward informal attire. You'll also find jewelry, unusual handbags and evening bags, scarves and more.
Classic Chic is ALWAYS in style - like Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Hutton and Katherine Hepburn. You can find the latest here - from casual chic to evening envy! I visited this shop while on vacation in Chicago, and cannot wait for La Colonna to open a boutique in Dallas! Perhaps they will launch a fabulous Website soon!:)