Archive | December, 2011

Mignonette in Racked Chicago’s Holiday Gift Guide today!

20 Dec

Yay! Mignonette shared some (but no means all) of our favorite finds in the shop with Jared from Racked Chicago for their Holiday Gift Guide. SO lucky to have all these amazing artists in the shop!

Click here to read all about it.


And…..we are open!!! (with a little help from Daily Candy)

13 Dec

I got this buffet from the estate of an Italian tailor. Seems appropriate.

In case you’re wondering, the store is officially open!
Please come and visit the new home of Mignonette at 1747 W. Belmont in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood!
Mon-Tues by appointment only
Weds-Sunday 11am-7pm
Gown consultations by appointment only
Please call (773)880-9141 or email mignonettestore[at]

In addition to custom gowns and vintage menswear, the store is also filled with incredible handmade gifts for everyone on your list, including yourself! Shop ceramics, jewelry, organic bath and body, hair adornments, stationery, and even vintage collectibles, most locally made! If you just feel like hanging out, the cozy fireplace makes a perfect spot to sit and browse through design magazines before heading back out into the chilly day.
Many items are under $50, so finish off your holiday shopping with gifts that make procrastination actually pay off!
Special thanks to Daily Candy for the sweet mention last week, too! Check it out here.

This little nook is perfect for tea time (or nap time!)

Lucky is the person who buys these Sarah Pedersen greeting cards

The expression of the girl on the right is priceless.

Sweet dreams, Mignonette!

What better way to highlight ceramic jewelry from Material and Movement and cards from the Sweet Unfolding than on an old Singer sewing machine?

Inspired Creations Contest at Indie Wed

13 Dec

Mignonette is thrilled to have been chosen, along with our friends from Naturally Yours Events, Julie Hannan Designs, Loft On Lake, Luscious Layers, and Julia Franzosa Photography, as a finalist at this year’s Inspired Creations contest, sponsored by Indie Wed, The Sweetest Occasion, and Elizabeth Anne!
Read all about it here!

Our team entry for the Inspired Creations Contest

The Vintage Library at Mignonette

13 Dec

The Vintage Library collaboration with Humble Collective.

This week Anne and I have been arranging, rearranging, and generally obsessing over the layout of the store. Every night after we lock the doors we start moving furniture, unpacking boxes, and setting out goodies for customers to browse the next day. Among the more exciting developments since we opened last week (omg!) is the creation of the Vintage Library, a collaboration with local styling team Humble Collective. Owner Johnathan meticulously scouts vintage menswear, much of it in smaller, woman-friendly sizes, and then sources all of the perfect accessories to go with it. If you’ve always dreamed of having a pristine 197o’s Armani suit, or an Yves St. Laurent button down that doesn’t require a trip to Paris to procure, or even just a sterling silver razor from the 1960’s, the Vintage Library is your one-stop shop for amazing finds. Johnathan has found everything you’ll need to live the Mad Men lifestyle, from Homburg hats to patent-leather dress shoes to perfectly broken-in wool fisherman sweaters. Anne has already called dibs on half the pieces, and I’ve got my eye on a camel hair coat, so hurry in before all the best items are gone! With prices ranging from $25-$600 for clothing, and $20-$100 for accesories, this is a perfect place to find holiday gifts for the Don Draper (or Joan Holloway) in your life!

Men's furnishings from Humble Collective.

Iron horsehead lamp c. 1962, $100

This barometer forecasts that you will look AMAZING.

A cozy little nook to sit and check out the offerings.

A curated selection of offerings in Mignonette's Vintage Library.