I have always wondered: What does the ultimate plus size shopping experience feel like? After shopping Eloquii (Chi), I definitely know now.
Plus size mannequins styled in Eloquii’s fall collection
We weren’t supposed to be here. Reluctantly, we walked through the Shops at Northbridge, excited and nervous as we looked for Eloquii. The security guard asked, “What are you doing here?” I replied, “I have an event here, at Eloquii.” She nodded and let us through. Walking into the store, a rush of excitement overtook me as I laid eyes on a buttery cashmere coat designed by Katie Sturino. Then, my eyes fell upon an ox-blood red lace dress with fringe detail, and a yellow mustard crisp collared printed top, filled with tiny cameras. All in sizes 14-28!
Mimosas on a marbled counter, the glamour of stacked fashion books atop pointed toe flats, chic fashion, and plus size mannequins filled Eloquii’s latest brick and mortar store. Ah-mazing, is the only word to describe the Eloquii (Chi) store at the Shops at North Bridge.
On Chicago’s very own luxurious Michigan avenue is a plus size clothing treasure, tucked neatly on the second level, by Nordstrom. If I was looking for an exclusive shopping experience, I found it right here on the Magnificent Mile.
Upon arrival, I was greeted by the chic store manager LaNita and her lead stylist Tony. Immediately to my right were the most noteworthy pieces in Eloquii’s collection, the new Katie Sturino X Elloquii collection by Katie Sturino of the 12ish style and her Project Runway series. A clear fan favorite, her buttery cashmere coat caught my eye and several ladies shopping the in the store.
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From beginning to end, the glamourous experience reminded me of how rare brick-and-mortar plus size shopping experiences are for women in Chicago and at large. It’s good to see more in-store shopping experiences like these for plus size women in Chicago!
Brunch with Bloggers at Eloquii (CHI)
After hosting the first “Brunch with Bloggers” event for the store (see more here) and inviting my nearest and dearest to come shop, sip, and celebrate with me, I realized this store is my dream shopping experience come true! I was not ready for the fashion-gasms, I had at the new Eloquii Chicago store. I hope this is a call to action for other brands to create these exciting experiences for plus size women in the future!
Wall designed by Kendra Dandy (@theebouffants) Print first seen at the @curvycon
P.S. Make sure to check out the store on Wednesdays, between 5-7 p.m. The flash sale on Wednesdays may become your new happy hour.
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Have you shopped the store? What do you love most? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time,
Mickeystyle, plus signing off!
*Special thanks to LaNita, Eloquii (CHI) Store Manager, Satara May (for photos from the Brunch w/ Bloggers event), and Fab Freddie, my bestie photographer!