Versace Returning To Chicago With Rush Street Boutique


{Source: Chicago Tribune /}

First Dior. Now Versace.

After a 15-year hiatus, the Italian fashion house is returning to Chicago with plans to open a shop next door to the incoming Christian Dior boutique at Rush and Walton streets.

Versace is leasing a two-floor, 5,000-square-foot portion of the building at 935 N. Rush St., currently home to Urban Outfitters, which is moving to a larger space a few blocks away, said Luke Molloy, a broker at Cushman and Wakefield who represents the landlord. The building was marketed as two storefronts, and Dior said last month it plans to fill one of them with a women’s boutique in 2016.

It is not clear when Versace will open or what kind of boutique it will be. A Versace representative could not be reached. Gianni Versace in 1986 opened what at the time was his largest boutique in the world on Oak Street, but it closed in 2000.


{Source: Chicago Tribune /}