Effortless style is what defines Ali Ro. One of our favorite non-Chicago brands was launched in 2007 and has been celebrating the “freshness of youth with the confident, assuredness of a seasoned classic” ever since!
The beautiful gathered and cinched waistlines in Ali Ro's Fall and Winter dresses emphasize chic by creating a flattering silhouette. Summer fun doesn’t have to end when the warm weather ends! Get your flirt on this fall with these knock-out pieces – they’ll keep you feeling young and carefree.
Traditional elegance and sophistication with a fresh perspective is what you will find from Chicago designer Anna Fong. Anna has dazzled the fashion world with her style, earning her many prestigious awards.
Anna’s Fall and Winter collection is a continued reflection of elegance. The collection at Cerato is sure to make you stand out (in a good fashion model kind of way) this season. Her dresses are beautiful and unique, you certainly won't be worried that everyone at this year's holiday party is wearing the same dress as you!
With a cross between 60s mod and 80s retro, Chicago designer Avery Layne's Fall and Winter collection puts a timeless twist on multi-occasion pieces appropriate for work or play. These ruby and black garments named after classic fashion icons are bound to make you feel as legendary as Twiggy or Audrey!
The Southern California girl, Brynn Capella, now calls Chicago her home and we couldn't be more pleased to have her in this great city and our great boutique! Brynn's Italian leather and lambskin handbags are a fabulous addition to Cerato and will be a great addition to your handbag collection. They are truly relevant to your wardrobe today and will continue to be in 10, 20 years from now too - that is Brynn's inspiration, classic pieces that stand the test of time. The color palette of her Fall collection is so amazing, they definitely won't leave you feeling blue this winter!
From basic to beyond beautiful. Christina Fan continues to design the most amazing basics you'll ever try on (we seriously have a hard time keeping them in stock) AND the most beautiful silk pieces in her new Fall Collection available at Cerato. Christina launched her line in 2008 and is currently a 2010 CFI Designer in Residence that will be featured on the runway during this year's Fashion Focus. Her talent is being featured all over Chicago, New York and beyond. You may even see a piece from her collection (yes, we carry it at Cerato) in the Novemeber/December issue of People Style Watch! We are so thrilled to not only carry C/FAN basics, but also her absolutely amazing Fall line.
Another amazing Chicago designer to add to our roster! Elise Bergman launched her eponymous label in July 2006 with a rack full of handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces that sold out almost immediately after she opened the doors to her small, seasonal boutique in Lakeside, Michigan. She soon returned to her native Chicago and graced the runways of Gen Art's Fresh Faces in Fashion in 2008 and has been taking off ever since!
Elise's Fall Collection is beautiful, sexy, wearable and a limited edition! Each pieces is handmade (yes, Elise still has a hand in every item she ships) with the highest quality construction and materials. She designs multi-functional pieces that are classic and elegant with a sustainable, feminine and youthful twist. We welcome her to Cerato...come see these amazing pieces before they are gone (remember they are limited edition)!
Eskell's vintage inspired look gives you that feminine and classy, yet modern and sexy look , and isn't that what being a woman is all about! Chicago designers and residents Kelly & Elizabeth continue to design beautiful custom prints for their amazing Fall collection. The Fall pieces at Cerato are not only beautiful, but versatile! Both the dress and blouses are easy to dress up for a night out or go casual, yet put together by simply switching up your heels for some cool boots. We love the Eskell girls and their Fall collection – and once you put on an Eskell piece, you will too!
Designed and produced locally in Chicago, ensuring living wages and ethical working environments for all involved, and providing eco-conscientious and friendly garments. Who knew supporting our community and our environment would create such beautiful fashion? Frei certainly did and does!
Dark coffee and prune-dyed organic cotton and hemp twill are the hot colors for this cold Chicago winter. The varying purples in Frei's Fall and Winter collection will definitely warm-up your wardrobe even on the harshest days winter will try and throw your way. Stay warm and beautiful this winter with Frei (you have to check out the Ruff, an easy accessory that you will wear every day)!
We are THRILLED to add Lara Miller to our Fall line-up of Chicago Designers! Chicago Fashion and Lara Miller are pretty much synonymous. Her eco-friendly and sustainable label is designed and sewn by seamstresses and knitters right here in Chicago. Lara not only designs here in Chicago, but is also instrumental in the support and growth of Chicago fashion - she is the Executive Director of the CFI where many of our great designers have resided!
Lara's Fall Collection is not only beautiful, but versatile. Her 100& bamboo and recycled cotton pieces are made in the perfect fall hues and most can be worn a minimum of two ways, talk about getting use out of a key fall wardrobe piece - no one will even know it's the same outfit! Shop one of Chicago's favorite designers now at Cerato!
The Fall and Winter collection from Chicago designer Horacio Nieto combines a futuristic edge with sophisticated femininity. The strong seams and structured shoulders and neckline give every woman a confident, powerful appearance sure to impress anyone who passes her on the street. A strapless dress in classic black and an amazing red party dress are perfect for your many holiday gatherings this winter!
His beautiful and colorful Spring/Summer collection was inspired by Amazon tribes. The pieces are vibrant and modern and designed to flaunt your figure!
"Effortlessly elegant" and "undeniably charming" are just a few ways to describe Jenny Han's style and collection. Jenny Han uses soft materials and bold prints, giving us exactly what we want when we get dressed - a look and feeling that is glamorous without trying too hard!
Monochromatic and intricate beading of 1920s glam, geometric mod prints of the 60s and plaid dresses of the 90s, Jenny Han's Fall and Winter collection is a mulit-decade inspired collection that's sure to inspire you this Fall too!
Modern. Classically styled. Reasonably priced. Fashion-forward separates. That's exactly what J Lee’s collection accomplishes. This Chicago line launched in 2008 creates pieces that allow every woman to express their own style.
The J Lee Spring collection was a big hit at Cerato this summer, so keep an eye out for new pieces from J Lee in Spring 2011 – she’s on a little hiatus, but she’ll be back in time to fill your closet with amazing inspiring pieces next spring!
Cerato loves jules, Rachel Ray loves jules (check out her show, she’s often seen wearing a piece from our Chicago designer jules), and so will you! Jewelry meant to be worn anytime, everywhere...isn't that we all want in the jewelry pieces we buy? A fellow Chicagoan, Julie Schwanbeck, launched jules in 2007 and received immediate growth and buzz around Chicago and throughout the fashion industry.
The amazing pieces you'll discover at Cerato Boutique feature the finest metals, precious gemstones, paired with eclectic materials with distinctive metalsmithing, to create modern, unique pieces. The Fall pieces are an absolute must have to add some personality to your wardrobe this Fall and Winter!
Fun, modern, styled statement jewelry that’s new to you, but has an amazing past! Juxtapose Jewelry is handmade using high quality costume jewelry from the 1930s-1970s. Our friend Jen Cook spends her time scouring the latest estate sales, antique shops and flea markets all around the country looking for that perfect piece that will become the next, one-of-a-kind statement jewelry piece that you is sure to make a statement in your wardrobe!
Who would have thought that a successful technical designer for Polo Ralph Lauren would want to leave New York and come back to her native Chicago to launch her own line? Well, we are so glad that Kate Coxworth decided to do that in 2006 and launch her amazing collection of high quality, great fitting tailored pieces!
Kate's Fall and Winter collection will eliminate your back-to-school or work woes – think fashion forward with a classic look. These beautifully tailored shirts and tweed jackets with delicate ruffles will make all your other work shirts look dull! We know you'll forget summer is even over when you spruce up your cool weather wardrobe with Kate's refreshing pieces
We are so excited to be one of the first boutiques to feature the amazing namesake collection from Chicago's own Kristin Hassan AND carry her Fall collection exclusively here at Cerato! She has already been apart of the Chicago Fashion Incubator and GenArt's Fresh Faces Runway show (not to mention an appearance on Bravo's hit reality series The Fashion Show) and showing in this year's Fashion Focus events. Kristin’s line is catching on fast, and you'll be so excited to tell everyone you were one of the first to wear an amazing Kristin Hassan piece from Cerato.
Her Fall and Winter collection continue her vision of having colors, flirty silhouettes, ruffles and bows a must in your wardrobe. We all love black, but you'll definitely want a pop of color to brighten up your wardrobe this Fall. Kristin’s pieces aren't just beautiful and fun, they're easy to throw on - making you look and feel simply fabulous!
Nora Del Busto
Based in Chicago with a skyline full of prominent buildings and skyscrapers, it is no wonder that this namesake line is greatly inspired by architecture. From the structure of her asymmetric Duran dress (back again this Fall – it truly is the perfect little black dress to add to your closet!) to the details in her blouses, Nora Del Busto is as innovative as the Chicago Building and can give any woman steel-strong confidence.
This Chicago jewelry designer believes that as women, we should express our personality and allow ourselves to feel beautiful, confident and fearless. It's no wonder that wearing Paoo jewelry will capture everyone’s attention! Their bold necklaces, chandelier earrings and raw-stone rings are designed with Eastern Indian influences that will continuously make you shine.
An attractive woman you'll want to meet. That's how you'll feel when you step into the collection from Shorty. A talented group of Chicago women launched Shorty in 2008 as a way to help all women achieve that effortless glamour (yes, we all strive for that feeling!). Well-fitting, impeccably made clothing with thoughtful attention to detail is exactly what Shorty delivers.
Shorty's Fall and Winter collection consists of high ruffle-necked shirts and brocade jackets in bold colors that give an urban edge to these sophisticated and glamorous designs!