New Boutique, Manouche

Experience Shopping Utopia at Forest Park's newest, Manouche

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By Suze Solari

Wardrobe Consultant

Ok, HOLD on -- I have just found shopping Nirvana.  Seriously, if any of you lovely readers mourned the loss of Ananas, the soulful shop on OP Blvd, we have Kim back, and better than ever!

The latest women's clothing venture from Kim Shimkus, Manouche.  The boutique, which means 'Gypsy' just opened in Forest Park in August; a cleverly co-mingled space with Jeanine A. Guncheon's Galleries Etc.  Jeanine has remodeled the entire space to make room for Manouche boutique in front, and has nestled her gorgeous home goods & art effects at the back. 

A mindful collection for women, Manouche celebrates the beautifully crafted and well designed. Every item is exclusively picked for its beauty and for its origins such as handmade garments, organic pieces and clothing that comes from manufacturers who support fair labor practices. 

Well curated, the selection of garments are perfect for Fall: including light outer-wear, tweed jackets & shealring sweater-coats.  Unique jewelry from local artisans are on hand, cozy scarves & felt fedoras, recycled leather jackets turned into handbags!

Every piece tells a story; Manouche encourages us to find ours. 

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Barbara from Chicago  

Posted: November 12th, 2013 9:24 AM

Kim has unique fresh taste and good luck. You will be very successful.

Anne from Riverside  

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 10:01 PM

I was so happy to find Kim and her wonderful boutique, Manouche. Kim has a great sense of style - her garments push the envelope (which is just what we want) and all very wearable. You won't see yourself coming and going. Another great add to Forest Park. All the best Kim!

LYNN from Oak Park  

Posted: September 19th, 2013 6:43 AM

Manouche sounds like a nice shop but the article is so poorly written- what is a SHEERING COAT and verbs should agree with the subject- -Please proofread or have someone else do it "the selection of garments are perfect for Fall, including light outer-wear, tweed jackets, & sheering sweater-coats?"

Kathryn from Elmwood Park  

Posted: September 18th, 2013 9:15 PM

Yay! I can't wait to shop there as I've missed Ananas and Kim. Good luck girl!

harold from op  

Posted: September 18th, 2013 6:15 PM

Another business owner that has relocated from OP to River Forest. Will OP ever get the message how the anti-business environment hurts economic growth?

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