Luxury Menswear Brand Paul Stuart Returns to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

by Katie Lee

New York City Paul Stuart, the American luxury men’s retailer dressing the discerning gentleman since 1938, is returning to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, relocating its Oak Street boutique back to North Michigan Avenue.

In a strategic move to elevate its presence in the Windy City, the new two-level, 5,250-square-foot store marks a significant milestone in its continued commitment to the Chicago market. Paul Stuart’s history with the city extends almost three decades, having opened its first store at 875 N. Michigan Ave. (formerly known as The John Hancock Center).

Located at 822 N. Michigan Ave., opposite the historic Old Water Tower, the new Paul Stuart store features a ground floor and mezzanine, with an exposed tailor shop on the East Pearson side of the building.

Upon entering the new Michigan Avenue store, visitors find a spacious, open environment filled with natural light. The store’s ambiance is refined and sophisticated yet unpretentious, with elegant details such as wood paneling and marble accents. As visitors make their way up the staircase, they can admire a stunning nouveau vintage starburst light fixture and take in an incredible view of Michigan Avenue and Water Tower Park through a wall of windows.

On the second floor, visitors will discover the heart of Paul Stuart’s tailored clothing collection and the store’s Made-to-Measure and customLAB areas — the younger, more accessible Made-to-Measure launched in 2018, allowing customers to create custom garments to their exact measurements. Providing a quiet respite from the busy avenue outside, The Michigan Bar offers customers the opportunity to relax and sit back with a fine-crafted cocktail.

“We are excited to return our flagship outpost to the iconic Michigan Avenue,” says Trevor Shimpfky, president and CEO of Paul Stuart. “This store represents more than just a retail space; it’s a testament to our dedication to providing an unparalleled shopping experience to our valued customers. We can’t wait to showcase Paul Stuart’s distinctive blend of craftsmanship, sophistication, and sartorial excellence to the Magnificent Mile.”

Based in New York City, Paul Stuart was founded by Ralph Ostrove in 1938 and named in honor of his son, Paul Stuart Ostrove. Its iconic NYC establishment has proudly occupied its original locale since inception. With a history of dressing some of the most well-known men’s style icons and a base of customers spanning generations, the company continues to design collections for the most discerning gentlemen. Paul Stuart’s influence extends beyond New York with locations in Southampton, England; Chicago; Washington, D.C.; and online at

SOURCE: Paul Stuart

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