Run by Autumn and Brian Merritt, former owners of now-shuttered Solemates, Sir & Madame is fetching from tip to toe. A weathered sewing machine sits in the window (the Merritts plan to offer in-house tailoring); stacked vintage suitcases and scales infuse the space with old-time charm.
Pair polka-dot Osborn shoes with an androgynous button-down by The Brooklyn Circus; toss a Sir & Madame silk scarf with a Nanette Lepore pattern around your neck. The men’s side is flush with tees, hats, and The Art of EMJ leather bow ties.
But the accessories are where the place really shines: an awesome collection of vintage, refurbished sunglasses by Gucci and Christian Dior; metallic leather earrings from Found Objects; leather wraparound bracelets from The Brooklyn Circus. Talk about a one-stop shop.
Sir & Madame, 938 North Damen Avenue, at Augusta Boulevard (773-489-6660 or sirandmadame.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Sir & Madam
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