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Child actors grow up to be many things: reality show contestants, entertainment news hosts, tabloid fodder. Chay Wike, however, preferred to fly under the radar.
With her eponymous new boutique on West Third Street, the former TV actress is poised to become a star on the style scene.
Earning top billing is Wike’s own eighteen-piece line of casual-cool separates, which includes black leather minis, deconstructed trench coats, and washed silk jumpsuits that feel as good as they look. Elsewhere on the shelves, find a supporting cast of pieces that read like a who’s who of DailyCandy favorites (Rachel Craven linens, Beatrice Valenzuela footwear, Kathleen Whitaker baubles).
In a bind over a hostess gift? Wike (a consummate entertainer) has you covered with thoughtful tokens like Mt. Washington Pottery ceramic hanging chimes.
Consider yourself saved by the bell.
Chay, 5812 West Third Street, at South Formosa Avenue, Mid-City (323-938-1885 or chayonline.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Chay