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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dovetail Chicago's Two-Year Anniversary Party

Dovetail Chicago
invites you to our

anniversary party

Friday, May 7, 2010
8pm to midnight
1452 W Chicago

mexican fiesta + charity raffle 
sweets by tipsycake
music by dan the dj + art by chuck schreiver

1452 W Chicago Ave   (312) 243-3100

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dovetail Welcomes Beauty Bar to West Town

Dovetail welcomes  Beauty Bar  to West Town

Extended Hours
Thursday and Friday
1pm -10pm

Beauty Bar opens its doors tonight and we couldn’t be more excited to have it as a neighbor!

Thursday and Friday, stop by Dovetail on your way to Beauty Bar, grab a drink, enjoy snacks, and take advantage of our sale: up to 50% off merchandise. Some items are as low as $5!

Dovetail Chicago :: 1452 W Chicago Ave  ::

Monday, March 22, 2010

Jim Newberry Photography Opening

Jim Newberry Photography Opening
April 2, 2010, 8pm to 11pm

Join Dovetail Chicago as we welcome the art of local photographer Jim Newberry.

Jim's website humbly describes him as a "highly experienced, easy to get along with, widely published photographer with a studio in Chicago (and available for travel)." The not-so-humble description would read: Jim Newberry is an exceptionally talented, versatile photographer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including Rolling Stone and Spin and his subjects include musicians such as Paul McCartney, Joanna Newsom, and Andrew Bird. When he's not shooting portraits of famous people, he's snapping artistic photos on the streets of Chicago.

Please join us April 2 on the opening night of Jim Newberry's month-long show at Dovetail. Drinks and snacks will be served to guests. Guests can also enjoy 15% to 50% off select merchandise that evening. Music by AJ Kluth and Co!

Dovetail Chicago :: 1452 W Chicago Ave ::

Friday, March 19, 2010

Rabbit’s Moon Window Installation
and Jewelry Collection
by Aragon LTD

Sarah McLaughlin and Meghan Lorenz are killing it at Dovetail. Just look at that window! In the short week that it has been up, their installation has received so many compliments. We love it! Customers love their jewelry too.

Aragon’s first collection and window display are both inspired by avant-garde director Kenneth Anger. Rabbit's Moon goes beyond their taxidermy neon pink-tipped rabbit foot lariats, and mirrored necklaces. Anger's cinematic manifestations of occult practices are captured in crystal necklaces, skull earrings, alter-boy cross necklaces, and rib cage necklaces. The collection has managed to touch the physiological realm, mimicking ink blot tests formations out of upholstery rope and delving into the psychedelic colors of his films, with our tie dye necklaces.

If you weren’t able to make it to the party last week, you still have time to check out the window and their line of jewelry through the end of the month.

Dovetail Chicago :: 1452 W Chicago Ave :: (312) 243-3100 ::

Bill Blass Tux

Bill Blass Tux

Hey guys—check out this sharp Bill Blass tux (new, not vintage)!  It’s slim fit and clean lines will make you look ultra-dapper at that special event. Why rent a tux when you can own this for just $140? Come to the store and see it in person!

Dovetail Chicago :: 1452 W Chicago Ave :: (312) 243-3100 ::

Monday, March 15, 2010

Christian Dior Overcoat

This is for all the guys out there who have been waiting for the perfect designer overcoat. Why spend $200 or more for a poorly made spring coat from Banana Republic when this Christian Dior overcoat is just $268 at Dovetail.  This coat is expertly constructed of the thinnest wool fabric, to keep you warm during those cool spring and fall days but without the bulk of layers.  The coat is 20 inches from shoulder to shoulder. Come try it on!

Dovetail Chicago  ::  1452 West Chicago Ave  ::  (312) 243-3100

Vintage Wedding Dress


We just got our hands on this gorgeous white vintage gown. It would make the perfect wedding dress.

Dreamy white chiffon sleeveless dress with gathered bust and understated pale sage satin bustle. It’s absolutely lovely.

Would fit a size 0,2, or 4 with a small ribcage. $100.

Dovetail Chicago  ::  1452 West Chicago Ave  ::  (312) 243-3100

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Aragon LTD at Dovetail!

Dovetail Chicago Proudly Presents
Aragon LTD

Friday, March 12   //  8pm to 11pm

Join us as we welcome Aragon LTD to Dovetail! Local gals Meghan Lorenz and Sara McLaughlin are the creative duo behind this statement-making line of jewelry. Their creative collaboration delivers bold pieces combining various textures, textiles, and concepts in perfect harmony.

Enjoy 10-50% off select items during the event!

We're excited to carry their line! Hope to see you at the opening! Food and drinks will be served.

Dovetail Chicago + 1452 W Chicago + 312-243-3100 +

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Anna Sui Dress

We just listed this amazing dress by Anna Sui on ebay! Size 8.

This lovely knit dress wraps around and snaps in the back. It has two great slouchy pockets in the front. It would look great with a thick leather brown belt cinched at the waist and a pair of brown boots. Or dress it up with a pair of heels.

Feel free to stop by Dovetail and try it on.

Love it? Buy it here.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Laura Lombardi Jewelry at Dovetail

Dovetail is excited to say that we're currently carrying jewelry by local designer Laura Lombardi. We love Laura's simple, yet innovative and undeniably fashion-forward designs. These crystal pendants--dipped in 24k gold--add instant style to the plainest ensemble.

Calendars by Kirtland House Press now 50% off!

Handcrafted letterpress cards by Chicago's own Kerrie Kirtland (Kirtland House Press) are now 50% off at Dovetail.  These lovely calendars come in two versions: one for boys; one for girls--each month with a sweet, simple image to accompany the calendar days. The calendar is made of unbound cards that rest on the easel provided. Buy one for yourself or your main guy or gal.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Dog Lamp, Man's Best Friend

Man’s Best Friend Lamp

You work hard all day. You wake up before the sun is out, cram yourself onto a crowded train, sit in a cube for eight hours, and go home in darkness. You deserve a bright, smiling face to greet you when you come home.  This dog lamp can be that smiling face.  Aside from being inherently, unapologetically awesome, it's a two-in-one: a sculpture and a lamp. Bonus! Look at this loyal German Sheperd just sitting, waiting for you to take him home. Don't let him down. It's cold outside.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Authentic Vivienne Westwood Dress

Vivienne Westwood Dress

Absolutely gorgeous Vivienne Westwood dress.  This black evening dress is form-fitting and accented with artful gatherings of fabric, creating a cascading wave-like effect. Stunning. Size 4.

Buy it here.

Dovetail Chicago  ::  1452 West Chicago Ave  ::  ::  (312) 243-3100

Super Stylish Clock

Mid-Century Modern Starburst Clock

Do you like simple, modern design?

Do you own any of the following: boomerang or kidney-bean-shaped coffee table, fiber glass chairs, teak furniture, a white shag rug. Or anything teal, orange, or robin's egg blue?

Are your favorite designers: Eames, Bertoia, Lane, Umanoff, Herman Miller, and Heywood-Wakefield? (modern day translation: the predecessors to all things Ikea and CB2)

 If you answered "yes" to any of the above, then this lovely 1960s starburst clock is for you.  The clock is in mint condition and works like a gem.  It's sleek design makes it the perfect addition to any mid-century-styled home. 

Stop by Dovetail and take it home today!

Dovetail Chicago  ::  1452 West Chicago Ave  ::  ::  (312) 243-3100