The lavish boutique, situated on the corner of Rush and Walton, isdistinguished by a classic revolving door (a personal request from Duffy himself), contemporary blown-glass chandelier, and sleek modern decor. As a bookend to The Elysian, a brand new luxury hotel/condo complex, the store is sure to draw a much different crowd than its Bucktown counterpart, Marc by Marc, though Duffy feels strongly that the haute looks and higher price points of the Collection store will not repel locals. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Duffy sees Chicago and the rest of the Midwest as an untapped epicenter for inspiration and originality. “I think of all thepeople I know that have come out of the Midwest: Halston, BillBlass. They go on to other places but there are a lot of people here that are stylish and cool.” The same type of influential crowd he believes will be attracted to the store.
All in all, the event was a success and a smashing way to usher in a store that is sure to make its Marc mark on Chicago. Witness the splendor yourself at 11 E. Walton | Chicago, Il 60611.
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