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Daily Candy: Dress to Impress This Season

What: Indie boutique owners share their fall fashion favorites

Why: Krista K recommends the Belle by Sigerson Morrison Kiana Bootie and the 10 Crosby by Derek Lam Val Heel as fall must-have shoes.

 

 

DAILY CANDY WEEKEND GUIDE
Shop: Krista K Shoe Salon
What:
Dive feet first into the boutique’s newly expanded selection of ballet flats, flip-flops, sandals, sneakers, pumps, and heels.
Why:
Designers include Yosi Samra, Ash, Belle Sigerson Morrison, Pour la Victoire, Stuart Weitzman, and Gastone Lucioli.

                                                  Chicago Mag, Chicago, December 18, 2012

                                                              Local Online Specials and Last-Minute Gift Ideas

The appeal of shopping local is, well, location. Sometimes, though, it’s just easier to click those gifts into a virtual cart. Here’s a roundup of online holiday deals from Chicago businesses that you can take advantage of without leaving home.

Need that gift or holiday party outfit tonight (as in, a few hours from now)? For the ultimate procrastinator, Krista K (3458 N. Southport Ave., 773-248-1967, kristak.com) offers same-day delivery to addresses in Chicago and select suburbs. Scour the website, then call the store to place your order by 1 p.m. (Monday through Friday), and receive it by 7 p.m. There is a $25 flat fee for the service, but orders over $500 ship complimentary.

 

CBS Chicago, Chicago, September 18, 2012

Best Places For Fall Jackets In Chicago

When the weather begins to look gloomy, it’s time to start shopping for that perfect fall jacket. If you are looking for a fall jacket and can’t decide what style you want, definitely stop at Krista K on Southport. Have a look at Krista’s extensive collection and find yourself a cute jacket that you can reach for in the fall transitional season. And once you’ve found that jacket, there are plenty of great styles at this boutique to add to your wardrobe.

 

Time Out Chicago, Chicago, April 26th, 2012

Shop Around the Block: Five independent shops on Southport

While chain stores have hit the neighborhood, independent boutiques like Krista K still give this shopping strip character.

 

Krista K (3458 N Southport Ave, 773-248-1967)

This two-level shop has been on the block for ten years. Over the course of that decade, not only has Krista K doubled in size (find an expansive selection of denims plus beach-friendly wares in the basement level), it’s also grown up: There’s a second location down the street for moms-to-be.

 

 

The Real Chicago, Chicago, Spring 2012

Southport Shopping Spree

Krista K

Shop for…Beach bags and stylish outfits for a night at a high-class estab lishment, or trendy clothes for mom and baby at the maternity store down the street.

Atmosphere:The spacious, two-floor boutique is decidedly upper class with a Baja beach feel.

Highlights: See something in a magazine article you loved? Krista K has framed fashion spreads conveniently located on shelved above racks with the actual clothes.

 

Daily Candy, Chicago, February 9th, 2012

The Weekend Guide
GIVE
Krista K Denim Swap

What: Hand over a gently worn pair of jeans and get 20 percent off a new pair. Donated jeans are given to Cotter Boys & Girls Club.

Why: J Brand, Hudson, and Citizens of Humanity are blues worth chasing.

When: Thru Feb. 29.

Where: 3458 N. Southport Ave., at Cornelia Ave. (773-248-1967).

 

 

 

 

Fashionista Chicago, Chicago, Dec 30th, 2011

We’ve got you covered for New Years Eve!

Fashionista Chicago is a fabulous, fashion site with a special focus on emerging local designers and hidden boutiques. Chicago’s unique sense of style demands its own spotlight and Fashionista Chicago is just that.

Fashionista Chicago is a must follow editorial for anyone wanting to stay in the know.

In fact, if you follow them, they will return the favor by sharing some exclusive giveaways!

 

 

 

 

The MIX 101.9 fm, Chicago, July 26th, 2011

Style File: Boutique of the Week!

Krista K offers a mix of the brightest emerging designers and perennial favorites such as Helmut Lang, Haute Hippie and Elizabeth and James, Pedro Garcia shoes, Lana jewelry, and Lauren Merkin handbags. Consistently recognized for its extensive selection of denim, Krista K fills the entire lower level of its 2 floor boutique with jeans and casual wear including J Brand, James Perse, Splendid and Velvet. This boutique is known for keeping its merchandise fresh, new and unique. Also check out the Krista K Maternity + Baby, which is dedicated to the stylish expecting mom featuring career, casual and cocktail attire!

 

Chicago Sun Times, Chicago, July 6th , 2011

Balancing helps Glencoe boutique owner live her dream:

by Tammy Chase For Pioneer Press

The Glencoe resident not only owns her own businesses — the stylish Krista K and Krista K Maternity + Baby boutiques on Southport Avenue in Chicago — but she’s just hit the nine-year anniversary for Krista K, a notable accomplishment in a tough economy that has not been kind to some Chicago area boutiques.

Perhaps even more remarkable is that she’s done all this and given birth to three kids during this period: son Mason, now 7, and daughters Marley, 5, and Reese, 3.

Her success is best explained by a walk through the upstairs floor of her original Krista K boutique at 3458 N. Southport. Filled with natural light from ample windows, the shop showcases adorable tops, dresses and more on perfectly spaced racks. Head toward the back of the store and you’ll find a toy box full of toys, which seems out of place in a place so chic. Yet for Meyers, 39, it makes perfect sense because her customers juggle the same challenges she does.

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RedEye, Chicago, June 3rd, 2011

Southport fashionistas shape up your summer wardrobe!

by Jaclyn Keenan, Lakeview reporter

It’s FINALLY summer. Hello, miniskirt! Or is it goodbye, miniskirt? We asked some of the boutiques on Southport what the must-haves are for Chicago summer fashion.

Overall, think ’70s. Long, flowing maxi dresses in silk materials, flared jeans (the bigger the better) and wide-wedged heels will complete your trendy look. Right on.

Krista Meyers, owner of Krista K Boutique (3458 Southport Ave.), is wearing what’s hot for summer: flared jeans with a tucked-in colorful shirt. A 180 from the skinny jeans paried with a blousy top (but that’s still stylin’, too).

 

 

Daily Candy, Chicago, May 9th, 2011

Once You Go Twenty Tees, You Won’t Go Back You’ll Want Plenty of Twenty

Confidential: Operation Tees Tease Us

Detective: DailyCandy (undercover name: Trenchie)

Task: Uncover the perfect T-shirt.

Requirements: No muss, no fuss. Paper thin, extra soft. Wearable from day to night. Comfortable, sophisticated, sexy.

Findings: Twenty.

Stats: Made in Montreal. Company owns and operates one of the largest luxury knit mill and dye houses in North America.

Vibe: California beach meets urban cool.

Material: Lightweight cashmere, modal, and cotton spun from fine European yarn.

 

 

Color palette: Neutrals (black, cornsilk, gray, tan, white).

Shapes: Cowl-neck, double-layer, and unbelievably luxe tanks; tiny-pocketed scoop tees; off-the-shoulder tops; and long, oversize tees that tighten around the hips.

Detailing: Vertical stitching down the spine, asymmetry.

Good for: Layering in chilly months, standing alone in spring and summer.

Mission: Accomplished.

Available at Krista K, 3458 North Southport Avenue, at Cornelia Avenue (773-248-1967 or kristak.com).

Photo: Courtesy of Twenty Tees

 

 

Time Out Chicago, Chicago, March, 2011

Spring Clothing Shopping in Chicago: by Kevin Aeh

Four Chicago fashion fixtures tell Time Out Chicago readers what spring items they’re most excited about.

Krista K Meyers at Krista K
Spring item Coclico Whish cork wedge sandal ($378)
Krista says “This style has somehow achieved the perfect balance of looking great, providing height (three inches) and still being so comfortable. It’s the perfect go-with-everything neutral color, and the cork wedge makes the shoe so light. I also love that this shoe looks equally fabulous with jeans, dresses, skirts or shorts. I’ll be wearing these every day.”
Did you know? When it opened in 2002, Krista K was the first upscale women’s boutique in the Southport Corridor. The Krista K Maternity shop opened down the street in 2006.</>

 

 

 

Daily Candy Kids, Chicago, March 21st, 2011

Shop: This Week in Chicago!

Petunia Pickle Bottom Trunk Show

 

What: Scope out all of the brand’s collections, including diaper bags, slings, baby carriers, layette, and blankets.
Why: Sweet vintage-inspired prints won’t put you in a fashion pickle.
When: Thru Mar. 27. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Krista K Maternity + Baby, 3530 N. Southport Ave., b/t Cornelia Ave. & Addison St. (773-248-4477).

 

 

 

 

Time Out Chicago- Kids, Chicago, January 30th, 2011

 

 

 

The Pregnancy Piece: One splurgeworthy staple, plus bump-friendly add-ons, outfits you through all the stages of pregnancy.

Michael Stars Maternity
Beater scoop tank, $40 at Krista K Maternity and Baby (3530 N Southport Ave, 773-248-4477; kristak.com).

In The Details:

Storksak’s nylon-satin, peacock-hued Olivia bag is fashion-forward with its faux leather trim, gold zippers and hardware. $199 at Krista K Maternity & Baby, 3530 N Southport Ave (773-248-4477, kristak.com).
After they get knocked up, the pretty, skinny things who buy their Sevens at the sister boutique half a block south shop here for designer maternity denim. There’s also a good selection of cocktail, casual and career wear for burgeoning bellies from brands like Jules & Jim and Momzee, and Tea clothes for babies up to 24 months.

 

 

WGN, Chicago, December 29th, 2010

Style File: New Year’s Eve GLAM

Get GLAM for New Year’s Eve at Krista K! Check out our WGN “Style File” feature. Our girl’s look amazing all decked out for celebrating the new year!

 

 

Daily Candy, Chicago, September 14, 2010

Italian Dressing: Lunalba for Fall

 

 


Imagine packing for a weeklong trip and taking only one sweater. It’s possible, if that sweater is from Lunalba’s fall collection.
Lunalba’s ambition is stated in its name: Italian designer Nadia Bozzetti wanted to create a line that could be worn “from sunrise to sunset.” (Luna is moon; alba, dawn.) With the recession in mind, she crafted soft silhouettes that combine both high fashion and comfort, and can be worn myriad ways. Bozzetti covered all the bases: coziness (everything is 100 percent cashmere), a flexible color scheme (black, ivory, gray, and rose), even allergies (there’s soy cashmere, if you can’t wear wool).
Conjure a way cooler Miss Mary Mack with the convertible banner cardigan (yep, it buttons up the back — and can be worn three ways). The reversible cadet sweater ties at the neck and nips flatteringly at the hips and wrists, a seamed tunic gives your tush just enough coverage, and you’ll toss your boyfriend’s button-down after slipping on the dolman-sleeve sweaterdress.

Available at Krista K, 3458 North Southport Avenue, at Cornelia Avenue (773-248-1967 or kristak.com).

Photo: Courtesy of Lunalba

 

 

Daily Candy, Chicago, August 27, 2010

Decked Out: Ace Delivery Clothing Launches

If you play your cards right, your fall wardrobe will be that perfect combination of hardworking, multifunctional, just-edgy-enough pieces.

Ace Delivery, the new collection from former Calvin Klein designer Darena Yee, could be your lucky number. The comfortably sexy and subtly structured line juxtaposes luxe, lightweight fabrics (cashmere jersey, stretch silk) and feminine details (lace) with leather and exposed zippers to achieve a balanced, minimalist look.

A black asymmetrical silk top hugs the arms and softly drapes around the torso. The slouchy jersey cardi is your go-to on chilly nights. Pull on either the gunmetal duct tape strapless or the stretch silk, boned, sleeveless dresses when you’re feeling saucy.

The best part: The brooding, cool palette (black, gray, and mauve) looks great against your poker face.

Available at Krista K, 3458 North Southport Avenue, at Cornelia Avenue (773-248-1967 or kristak.com).

Photo: Courtesy of Krista K: Daniela Hood.

 

 

 

 

Daily Candy, Chicago, March 24, 2010

Back to Basics : Corson Clothing Launches

 

 

Getting dressed should be as easy as getting undressed. Here’s an idea: Stop thinking so hard.
Your newest no-brainer is Corson, a streamlined new collection from Cynthia and Derek Federman, owners of Seattle’s hip Derek Andrew boutique.
Its palette is pared down (black, white, sand, heather gray); luxe fabrics (jersey, pointelle, twill, silk charmeuse) come in wearable, deconstructed silhouettes.
The hooded cardigan with braided fringe pairs brilliantly with a banded voile tank or side-slit cami. Jeans, leggings, or shorts work with the breezy, oversize tunic. And the drape-back dress has a sexy, airy asymmetrical hem — and can transition from spring to summer with a quick shoe change.
And that’s the naked truth.

Available at Krista K, 3458 North Southport Avenue, at Cornelia Avenue (773-248-1967 or kristak.com). To see styles, go to corsonclothing.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Corson

 

 

Daily Candy, Chicago, March 05, 2010

The Homestretch : David Lerner Clothing

 

 

1. Lay on bed.
2. Suck in gut.
3. Lift legs in air.
4. Wiggle pants upward.
5. Attempt first zip.
6. Curse. Attempt second zip.
7. Screw it. Sweats it is.

Getting into your pants is a daily struggle (don’t read too far into that).

Try David Lerner’s clothing on for size. His leggings are made with dancer-quality fabric, so they contour to curves and maintain their stretch after a few rounds in the wash. Zippers, pockets, and latex add flair.

Lerner takes the LBD up a notch with mesh, lace, and cutout sleeves. Organic hemp tees are mended with a burnout treatment and rips in the back (sexy, promise).

The collection resembles The Row but with a lower price point.

Making it number one on your list.

Available at Krista K, 3458 North Southport Avenue, at Newport Avenue (773-248-1967 or kristak.com).

Photo: Courtesy of David Lerner

 

 

Michigan Avenue Magazine, November 2009

Suits Us Fine
Take traditional office attire to new heights with additions that shimmer and shine.
By Julie Bensman

Featuring the East Side Earring by Allison Schiller, $1495

At Krista K Boutique, KristaK.com

 

 

 

 

 

Michigan Avenue Magazine, November 2009

 

 

 

 

 

WHO WHAT WEAR, October 2009

What Would She Wear, Erin Wasson

The perfect juxtaposition of raw and refined, these raw geode rings by Allison Schiller are lust worthy. . A FALL MUST HAVE to enhance any outfit. One of a kind, you’ll want one for every occasion.

#5 Allison Schiller, Raw Geode Ring $395

 

 

Time Out Chicago, Shopping Section, January 15-21

Just Browsing

Krista Meyers owns two shops (Krista K and Krista K Maternity + Baby) in the Southport corridor, but all the merch can be found in one online spot: kristak.com!

The store’s Web version carries items such as Rory Beca tops, Laila Azhar dresses, J Brand jeans and Frye boots.

 

Chicago Tribune, Smart Section, Sunday, January 18, 2009

What’s Black, Blue and Worn All Over?

 


We’re all guilty. More than we’d like, we default to the Chicago uniform: black shirt, blue jeans, black shoes. We toss in an element of mild surprise here and there. A swipe of lipstick to prove we have a pulse. A colorful scarf to show we care. But surely there are other ways to distinguish oneself from all the other winter-worn women of this city in January? Of course, say Chicago fashion experts. Here are a few ways to make it so:
Add a sweater (such as the Linen Boyfriend Cardi by Vince) or menswear-style dress (like the Flannel Vest by Elizabeth and James). “Vests happen to be one of my personal favorites,” said Krista Meyers, owner of Krista K, which just might have some marked down during its Shop Around the Clock Sale [January 24th]. “Throw a vest on over the basic black top and you have a totally different look.

 


” Right now vests are available in many textures, from above the waist to below the butt. “With a black top and jeans, I love the idea of a charcoal gray vest,” Meyers said.

 

 

 

 

Daily Candy, Chicago, August 19, 2008

A New Leaf

Give summer a boot and cover up for fall at Krista K. Snuggle up in Mike & Chris, Theory, Mint, Yaya, Jodi Arnold, and Sunner. Or slip on footwear from Frye, Cynthia Vincent, Tory Burch, Calleen Cordero, and Joie. Now make like a tree (you know the rest).

 

 

 

 

Chicago Social, July 2008

Southport Avenue

Retail has come and gone twice to Southport, the most prominent shopping street in Lakeview, but the second coming stuck thanks to two persistent and fresh merchants– Krista K women’s boutique, which opened in 2002, and Jake men’s and women’s boutique, which opened in 2004. With both as anchors, the once blue-collar three-block stretch between these two stars has filled in with other chic boutiques…And now the chains are coming, validation that the original pioneers were on the money. Throw in some outstanding restaurants and bars, plus beautiful side streets, and the strollers and pets have quickly followed.

 

Chicago Tribune, Style Section, Sunday May 4th, 2008

What a Mom Wants

If you need Mothers’ Day gift advice Krista Kaur Meyers carries the credentials to give

it. Meyers has built two clothing and accessories boutiques—Krista K and Krista K Maternity + Baby, both on North Southport Avenue—on her knack for divining what stylish moms (and moms-to-be) want, and delivering it in a fun and friendly way. She’s also a mom, to son Mason, 4, and daughter Marley, with another baby girl expected any day now. So she gets it when women say they’re busy. Still Meyers took some time to

spill insider secrets on Mother’s Day gifts. Some of her suggestions come from her stores, some from her customers. Some she has tested as a mom, some she covets for herself.

Calleen Cordero

In the past year Meyers has given shoes as birthday presents, gifts to her mom, good friends and employees. “Shoes are somewhat unexpected, and, like jewelry, they are something women love,” Meyers says.

Lana Jewelry

The best selling line at Krista K is Lana 14K gold fine jewelry, designed by Chicagoan Lana Fertelmeister and worn by celebrities such as Cameron Diaz. “Lana Jewelry is always a hit gift,” Meyers says. “Her designs look equally fabulous paired casually with jeans or with dresses to special events.”

 

The Chicago Tribune, At Play, April 17, 2008

Dress Up That Baby Bump

“…But what exactly does a mom-to-be really need to look great during her pregnancy? And, just as important, how can she conserve cash and still look like a million bucks? For answers to these weighty questions I went shopping with Kirsten Scharnberg, a Tribune national correspondent, whose first baby is scheduled to make an appearance in late May or early June…Our first stop was the stylish Krista K Maternity + Baby, a two-year-old off shoot of the nearby Krista K. “Women don’t want to give up style for nine months,” shop owner Krista Kaur Meyers said, and even more designers are expanding into maternity wear. For instance, if you wear Citizens of Humanity jeans in what Scharnberg refers to as “real life,” maybe you’ll want to wear them when you are expecting too. You can. Scharnberg said investing almost $200 in pregnancy jeans is worthwhile: “You wear those every day. I bought mine at 3 months and am still wearing them.”

 

Chicago Magazine, March 2008

Dressing the Belly

What started as a tiny maternity section in the original Krista K Boutique rapidly became so popular the owner Krista Kaur Meyers opened the store just for moms-to-be. If $500 “mom bags” (Susan Fitch) and a $500 tailored wool-blend suit (Cadeau) don’t scare you off, what you will find here is chic, up-scale maternity wear with the independent sales boutiques’ best selection of professional clothing mixed in with more casual pieces. Fast-talking manager Heather Bruno is intense, but friendly and very focused on helping women put together a functional wardrobe that will keep working even during those out-of-shape postpartum months. Top-selling brands include Olian, T-Bags, and jeans in the $190 range from Paige, Citizens of Humanity, and Chip & Pepper. If you need a nursing bra, ask; they’re available but not on display.

 

The Chicago Suntimes,Shopping Section, February 28, 2008

Fresh Mint

Fans of the Mint clothing label will find that wearing designer clothes doesn’t have to cost a mint, says Jodi Arnold. The contemporary women’s designer visited Chicago last week to host a trunk show at Krista K Boutique, and premier pieces from her new line: Jodi Arnold. “Mint is one of our store’s most expensive lines,” explains Krista Kaur Meyers, owner of Krista K boutique. “The embellishment and extra details make it distinctive, and because the pieces feel special, customers feel the prices are justified. Her pieces always sell out within a couple of weeks.”

 

Lucky Magazine November 2007

Shopping Report: Lakeview

Since Krista Kaur Meyers opened shop almost a decade ago, nearly a dozen clothing boutiques have sprung up nearby. Kaur Meyers’ light-flooded corner space—a onetime insurance office—has an easy-flow split-level layout: The upper half showcases the latest from indie labels Karta and Amo & Bretti (plus, new right now, a small selection of footwear); the wares downstairs fall into the more casual, jeans-and-tees camp.

 

The Chicago Tribune, Style Section, September 23, 2007

The Coat Crop

Krista K boutique on Southport Avenue sold out of one Marc by Marc Jacobs three-quarter length sleeve coat before Labor Day, with more stock on the way…Fortunately, cropped-sleeve coats aren’t the only trend in the trouve…At Krista K, puffy coats from Vince have sold out, as well as long wool styles from Sunner, Milly and Marc by Marc Jacobs. For the first time in a while, owner Krista Meyers opted to carry some leather jackets too. “We’ve had a great season so far,” Meyers said. “In Chicago, you wear outerwear three-quarters of the year, so a lot of my customers will invest in it.” One Sunner coat had a tie waist and a detachable hood along with striking gold buttons, she said. A Milly one had a fabulous belt. “These details, along with the three-quarter length sleeves styles, help make women more excited to scoop them up,” Meyers said.

 

Crain’s, September 17th, 2007

Starting Early

Krista Kaur Meyers, who owns two clothing boutiques on Southport Avenue, took only 10 days of maternity leave after each of her two children was born because work was so consuming. She could work from home or bring the babies with her to the stores, Krista K Boutique and Krista K Maternity + Baby. But the challenge of balancing work and family continues. Hiring trustworthy store managers has been the key, says Ms. Meyers, 35. She leaves them in charge after 5 p.m. so she can have dinner with her family, even if that means working until 11 p.m. after putting her kids to bed. Her husband rearranges his work schedule to make sure he’s home when she needs to travel for buying trips, and they both commit to as many weekends together as possible.

 

WWD Chicago, Wednesday, September 12, 2007

One Stop Shopping

The significance of fashion coterie is not lost on specialty store owner Krista Kaur Meyers who was about 36 weeks pregnant with her second child when she traveled from the Windy City to New York in February 2006. “It’s the biggest market for brands,” said the owner of Krista K Maternity + Baby, on Southport Avenue in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, “I feel like I have to go.”

Her eye for fashion has proved profitable for the now mother of two, who opened her first store, Krista K Boutique, which feminine lines such as Rebecca Taylor and Catherine Malandrino, more than five years ago. As the store posted yearly double-digit increases, Meyers decided to almost double her selling space, expanding to 2,000 square feet, and one year ago launched a 1,400-square-foot spin-off store, Krista K Maternity + Baby, just down the street.

Chicago Magazine, August 2007

Shopping: Fashiony Jeans

If you’ve ever been to the denim basement at Krista K after a big sale you might think the store’s selection is hopelessly mixed up. But it’s only because the city’s jean fanatics have been there and have ravaged the place. And, whereas E Street Denim in Highland Park seems to cater to North Shore teens, this boutique carries jeans for all—to our eye, the nest and widest selection of fits, washes, sizes and brands from the known (Chip & Pepper, Citizens of Humanity, Genetic, James) to the new (William Rast, Anlo, and Raven).

 

 

Cosmopolitan, May 2007

Have a Blast in These 3 Cities
“Explore the up-and-coming Southport Corridor neighborhood. It’s full of boutiques (don’t miss Krista K), cute cafés, and chill bars like SOPO Lounge.”

 

 

Chicago Magazine, March 2007

94 Boutiques We Love
“Go to [Krista K] for the denim basement. Just down the street, Krista K Maternity + Baby cannily offers many nonmaternity casual pieces that fit during pregnancy.”

Elegant Bride, Fall 2006

Chicago – Discover the City’s Best Shops

At Krista K, “find a stylish dress for your rehearsal dinner, after-party or farewell brunch, as well as chic honeymoon togs. Browse through racks that boast labels like Milly, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Catherine Malandrino.”

Travel & Leisure, November 2005

A New Wind Blows in Chicago
“Now that Lincoln Park and Wicker Park have been discovered, North Southport Avenue is drawing the city’s edgy style mavens up to Wrigleyville… Denim addicts get their fix at Krista K, a shop with velvet curtains and more than 20 brands of jeans—from Chip & Pepper to Meli Melo.”

 

The Wall Street Journal, October 1, 2005

Chicago’s Other Retail Side
“Some of the most intriguing shops in Chicago are centered in two neighborhoods: Southport and Wicker Park/Bucktown… [one] of my favorite neighborhood shopping spots is Krista K. This shop has a mix of new designers like Rachel Roy, who creates feminine jackets and pants, and perennial favorites like Rebecca Taylor and Theory. In addition to its big-night-out dresses, it has staked out a niche in upscale maternity clothes.”

InStyle, September 2005

Hot Blocks: Seven hottest shopping neighborhoods in the USA
“From Citizens of Humanity to Marc by Marc Jacobs to Juicy’s maternity line, Krista K has it.”

Fox News Chicago, August 29, 2005

Featured Krista K as a pioneer and leader of the booming Southport Avenue shopping district.

 

Daily Candy,Chicago, August 29, 2005

Worn Thin: Jenny Jen
Featured retailer of Jenny Jen’s vintage, hand-crafted cords- “the perfect companion for fall.”

 

Chicago Shops,Fall, 2005

Annual Guide to Chicago’s Best Shopping
A beehive of boutique designers, this store can outfit you for anything from a picnic to a wedding in great style. Last year the store doubled in size and now boasts more extensive maternity, denim, and special-occasion collections. Dress things up with delightfully feminine frocks from Miguelina, Rachel Roy, and Catherine Malandrino or go casual with denim from such up-and-coming lines as Tag, 575 Denim, and Meli-Melo. Moms-to-be can choose from new lines Olian and Juliet Dream as well as expanded selections of clothing from Liz Lange, Ripe and Samson Martin, designer of the popular “due in” tees.

Travel + Leisure, July 2005

Best of Chicago
“New stores and restaurants have been popping up like crazy in Lakeview, especially along Southport Avenue. Of-the-moment shops for women include Krista K.”

 

Chicago Tribune, WomanNews Section, January 19, 2005

Pile on Chic on Southport Avenue
“Southport Avenue has emerged as, arguably, the North Side’s hottest shopping district…Krista K Boutique carries contemporary outfits for all occasions, including designs by Helen Wang and Nanette Lepore, and jeans by Chip & Pepper. There’s also maternity clothes, notably by Liz Lange and Juicy.”

Chicago Tribune, Q Style Section, October 10, 2004

Blue Hot
A “diagnosis of denim”, Krista K helped “decode the DNA of blue-hot brands of jeans” including True Religion, Chip & Pepper, Seven for All Mankind, and Yanuk, all of which are available at Krista K Boutique

 

 

NBC 5 News Chicago, September 14, 2004

Trend Talk with Amy Tara Koch
Featured Krista K Boutique as a top destination on booming Southport Avenue.

Chicago Shops, Fall 2004

Annual Guide to Chicago’s Best Shopping
“A beehive of boutique designers, this store’s collection can take you to a picnic or a wedding with trend and class. Tags include Nanette Lepore (shirts, $240), Milly (dresses, $250), and Rebecca Taylor (tanks, $86). Work by local designers can be found in the jewelry and handbag section. Maternity clothes by Liz Lange take over the back wall.”

 

 

 

ABC 7 News Chicago, July 22, 2004

Best of Chicago
Featured as best boutique for denim on ABC 7′s Best of Chicago Shopping.

Lucky Magazine, July 2004

Shops We Love
“Filled with charming, low-key shops, Southport is a lot like its neighbor, Wrigley Field: short on glitz but long on substance…favorite [shops] include Krista K for clothes by Nanette Lepore and Walter, plus jewelry from local designers Coco Plumb and Sway.”

 

ABC 7 News Chicago, May 12, 2004

Maternity Fashion
Featured maternity fashion from Krista K on a segment highlighting this season’s trends in maternity wear.

Chicago Shops, Fall 2003

850 Great Stores
“A beehive of boutique designers, this store’s collection can take you to a picnic or a wedding with trend and class. Tags include Nanette Lepore (shirts, $240), Milly (dresses, $250), and Rebecca Taylor (tanks, $86). Work by local designers can be found in the jewelry and handbag section. Maternity clothes by Liz Lange take over the back wall.”

 

Chicago Magazine, August 2003

Best of Chicago edition: Best New Women’s Boutique
“From the moment Krista Kaur Meyers opened Krista K Boutique grateful locals have packed this bright Lake View corner store. Although many of the designers – Beth Bowley, Catherine Malandrino, Nanette Lapore, Cameron Cohen – are familiar to savvy shoppers, the way that Meyers merchandises the shapely trousers, sweet tops, and sexy little jackets makes the goods seem fresher.”

 

Lucky Magazine, June 2003

*Lucky Favorite*
“The northern reaches of Southport Avenue are home to a number of recently opened boutiques, and in our opinion, this store and Red Head are the best. Krista K stocks a slew of denim by emerging lines(Citizens of Humanity, Hudson), along with hats by Tracy Watts, and other essentials that transition perfectly from the office to post-workday cocktail hour.”

 


CS, June, 2003

Too Far Blonde?
CS Senior Editor, Lauren Schott, is outfitted by Krista K Boutique in a pink Nanette Lepore suit in her quest to dress just like Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde.”

The Oprah Winfrey Show, June 18, 2003

A fashion show highlighting top summer fashions featured a Juicy Couture terrycloth romper and dress from Krista K Boutique.

190 North, May 18, 2003

Featured as one of the top three women’s boutiques in Chicago.

 

 

 

WWD, March 2003

Hot Mamas
“Maternity is one of the fastest-growing segments of women’s apparel…and is a great way to build and maintain relationships with customers before, during and after their pregnancy,” said Krista Kaur Meyers, who opened Krista K Boutique on Southport Avenue last May as Chicago’s exclusive carrier of the Liz Lange maternity collection.

 

WWD, October 2002

Forces of Attraction
“Meyers has carved her own niche, catering to the thirtysomething woman who is stylish and current, but not overly trendy.”

On With the Show, WWD’s guide on how to stage a successful trunk show
Go Local – At Krista K in Chicago, owner Krista Kaur Meyers featured on September 19 two local designers together for the store’s inaugural trunk show. “As a Chicago-based retailer, I think it’s important to support the burgeoning Chicago fashion industry,” she said.

Lucky Magazine, September 2002

Lucky Magazine’s fashion news editor, Gina Maher, featured a Lauren Moffatt green velvet handbag as the perfect fall accessory – available at Krista K Boutique.

 

 

CS September, 2002

New Threads
“You’re sure to get a bad case of the covets the second you walk through the door of Krista Meyers’ new boutique on burgeoning Southport. Sea-blue walls, placid white orchids lining the window sills and blonde, hardwood floors create a Zen shopping experience, complete with three large dressing rooms, giving you loads of space to try on every delight in the shop – be it a flirty Nanette Lepore ribbon-trimmed coat ($451), a Tibi embroidered blazer ($264), figure-flattering Seven jeans ($115), slacks by Katayone Adeli ($172) and Beth Bowley ($198), or a stack of Petit Bateau T-shirts ($28 to $34). To boot, Meyers caters to the mod mom-to-be, carrying Liz Lange. And, if it’s accessories you’re in dire need of, check out Krista K’s assortment of vintage-inspired handbags, like Susan Fitch’s ladylike ultra-suede baguette, jewelry by big names like Me & Ro and Wasabi, as well as a wide selection of creations by local designers.”

Chicago Magazine, Fall 2002

850 Great Stores

“If you’re looking for somethig jazzier than standard Banana Republic fare, this store’s ultra feminine tops from Catherine Malandrino ($250 – $400) may fit the bill. On hot days, sip lemonade while you ogle special-occasion jewelry, geared toward folks who read InStyle, and hats from brands such as Hat Attack, which start at about $30. Many local designers are represented here.”

Today’s Chicago Woman, July 2002

Shop Talk
“A dress-up stunner for summer nights, this halter-neck, knee length red eyelet beauty is by Beth Bowley and $298 at the lively and sparkling Krista K Boutique, 3458 N. Southport (773.248.1967). Krista K’s owner is savvy Krista Kaur Meyers, who carries designs by Nanette Lepore, Rebecca Taylor, Helen Wang, local handbag artisan Susan Fitch and (exclusively) maternity wear by Liz Lange.”

 

Chicago Tribune Magazine, July 2002

Full Circle – Being Pregnant Now Means Never Having to Hide It
On the topic of the latest trends in maternity wear “…rather than having a tent, which is baggy and loose all over, the idea is to wear things that are more shapely and tailored,” says Krista Kaur Meyers, owner of Krista K Boutique in Chicago. “It flatters the changes in a pregnant woman’s body.”

Chicago Sun-Times, June 2002

Pregnant pause for fashion
“Krista Kaur Meyers, owner of Krista K Boutique at 3458 N. Southport and an exclusive carrier of Liz Lange maternity, says Chicago women appreciate the subtle sexiness and don’t mind paying the prices – tank tops ($50), pants ($150) and dresses ($200.) “I haven’t seen women anxious to show their naked belly,” she says. “If they didn’t show them before they were pregnant, they don’t necessarily want to show them when they are pregnant. But they want to be fashionable and wear comfortable clothes.”