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Issue Date: November 2008


The Esstentials

Handbag Handbag

| WEST |
Over $100 — Look for clutches by Hobo (we like the cobalt leather bag, $119) at Marcell, an independently owned store that also carries Borsetta and Sandra Roberts designs.
Crocker Park, 177 Main St., Westlake, (440) 871-8799, marcellstore.com

Under $100 — You can never go wrong with a little pattern in your life. Cara’s Boutique, known for its upscale women’s fashion and accessories, carries the Hipster by Vera Bradley ($56) in popular prints such as Cafe Latte, Frankly Scarlet and Night Owl.
The Promenade at Crocker Park, 30179 Detroit Road, Westlake, (440) 899-0050, carasboutique.com

| EAST |
Over $100
Winds of Change Boutique, 37 W. Orange St., Chagrin Falls, (440) 247-2420, windsofchangestyle.com

Under $100 Bonnie’s Goubaud, Eton Chagrin Boulevard, 28601 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, (216) 831-4250, bonnieselist.com

| CLEVELAND |
Over $100
Banyan Tree, 2242 Professor Ave., Cleveland, (216) 241-1209, shopbanyantree.com

Under $100 Chic et Mode, Tower City Center, 230 W. Huron Road, Cleveland, (440) 413-5546, chicetmode.com

| SOUTH |
Over $100
D’Ora, 131 Ghent Road, Fairlawn, (330) 864-1200, d-oradesigns.com

Under $100 In Style Accessories, First and Main Hudson, 96 First St., Hudson, (330) 653-5499


Women’s JeansWomens jeans

| CLEVELAND |
Over $100 — Known for its modern looks, Style Lounge stocks well-known and offbeat designers for a mix of upscale fashion such as the boot-cut Japan Rose by Fidelity ($198). Other brands include Kensie and True Religion.
1273 W. Ninth St., Cleveland, (216) 664-1104, styleloungelive.com

Under $100 — Saucie Couture, a hip boutique, features trendy jeans in an array of washes and styles such as the PZI Classic Jean in a slenderizing dark wash ($82.50).
Tower City Center, 230 W. Huron Road, Cleveland, (216) 664-1266

| EAST |
Over $100 Lush Boutique, Eton Chagrin Boulevard, 28699 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, (216) 381-3845, lushboutique.com

Under $100 Nordstrom Rack, Legacy Village, 25149 Cedar Road Lyndhurst, (216) 472-2244, shop.nordstrom.com

| WEST |
Over $100 Girl Next Door, 19034 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River, (440) 331-4025

Under $100 The Limited, Great Northern Mall, 5190 Great Northern Blvd., North Olmsted, (440) 779-4600, thelimited.com

| SOUTH |
Over $100 Riley’s, 100 N. Main St., Hudson, (330) 656-3343

Under $100 Gap Outlet, Aurora Farms Premium Outlets, 549 S. Chillicothe Road, Aurora, (330) 562-3332, gap.com



Men’s White Button ShirtWhite button down

| EAST | 
Over $100
— Saks Fifth Avenue has the designers you love from Burberry to Gucci. Add interest to your wardrobe with a French cuff dress shirt ($235) by Armani Collezioni.
Beachwood Place, 26100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, (216) 292-5500, saksfifthavenue.com

Under $100 — With tons of Tommy Bahama and just as much Jhane Barnes, Ticknors offers sportswear and a variety of options for the office. Try a Kenneth Cole dress shirt ($50).
Great Lakes Mall, 7850 Mentor Ave., Mentor, (440) 255-7788, ticknorsclothiers.com

| WEST |
Over $100 Giovanni Carrelli Clothiers, 30187 Detroit Road, Westlake, (440) 899-5454, giovannicarrelli.com

Under $100 Express Men, Great Northern Mall, 4954 Great Northern Blvd., North Olmsted, (440) 777-3212, express.com

| CLEVELAND |
Over $100 David Dennis, The Old Arcade, 420 W. Superior Ave., Cleveland, (216) 861-5010

Under $100 M. Lang, 1275 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, (216) 771-4197

| SOUTH |
Over $100
Savile Lane, 117 Ghent Road, Fairlawn, (330) 864-8642

Under $100 Jos A. Bank, First and Main Hudson, 87 First St., Hudson, (330) 528-0026, josbank.com



Men’s ShoesMens shoes

| CLEVELAND |
Over $100— Fashion-forward custom tailor and men’s clothing store, Christophier Custom Clothier, carries classic dress shoes such as Donald J. Pliner’s pointed Monk. Or go for the Hayward by Allen Edmonds ($295) with a contemporary wing-tip design.
9308 Clifton Blvd., Cleveland, (216) 961-4624, christophier.com.

Under $100 — An urban apparel store, Underground Station carries Puma, Phat Farm and Diesel at an affordable price. You can also find office-appropriate footwear such as the three-quarter slip-on ($59.99) by Giorgio Brutini.
Tower City Center, 230 W. Huron Road, Cleveland, (216) 694-2007, undergroundstation.com

| EAST |
Over $100 James Clothier, 30679 Pinetree Road, Pepper Pike, (216) 831-6470

Under $100 Eddie Bauer, Beachwood Place, 26300 Cedar Road, Beachwood, (440) 683-9266, eddiebauer.com

| WEST |
Over $100
Banana Republic, Crocker Park, 200 Market St., Westlake, (440) 808-9235, bananarepublic.com

Under $100 Aldo, Great Northern Mall, 636 Great Northern Mall, North Olmsted, (440) 716-0936, aldoshoes.com

| SOUTH |
Over $100
Johnston & Murphy, 256 South Park Center, Strongsville, (440) 846-8993, johnstonmurphy.com

Under $100 The Shoe Gallery, First and Main Hudson, 45 Village Way, Hudson, (330) 342-3667, shoegalleryofhudson.com
 


Little Black DressBlack dress

| EAST |
Over $100
— Look for Donna Morgans, especially the black empire-waist dress ($202) at Find Me!, a boutique catering to women in search of contemporary updates to classic must-haves.
24 N. Main St., Chagrin Falls, (440) 247-3131

Under $100 — In the Hidden Closet, a fun and funky store, you can find items such as Sweet P T-shirts, Red Engine jeans and plenty of little black dresses by Kensie and Ariella. Try on the ’50s-styled number by Deep Los Angeles ($98).
41 N. Main St., Chagrin Falls, (440) 247-0292

| WEST |

Over $100 Peneventures, 19102 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River, (440) 356-4188, peneventures.info

Under $100 Kohl’s, Westgate Mall, 3221 Westgate Mall, Fairview Park, (440) 356-1500, kohls.com

| CLEVELAND |
Over $100 Pinky’s Daily Planner, 2403 Professor Ave., Cleveland, (216) 402-2536, pinkysdailyplanner.com

Under $100 Charlotte Russe, Tower City Center, 230 W. Huron Road, Cleveland, (216) 472-0111, charlotterusse.com

| SOUTH |
Over $100 Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Aurora Farms Premium Outlets, 549 S. Chillicothe Road, Aurora, (330) 995-0665, saksfifthavenue.com

Under $100 Forever 21, Southpark Mall, 500 Southpark Center, Strongsville, (440) 846-0210, forever21.com


 
Men’s JeansMens jeans

| SOUTH |
Over $100 — Revival Boutique fuses up-and-coming designer labels with selected vintage fashion. Check out the “Rod” jeans ($109) by Ben Sherman for a super skinny, dark, distressed look.
822 W. Market St., Akron, (330) 762-4845, revivalresale.com

Under $100 — For a clean, preppy look that never goes out of style, head to Ralph Lauren Polo Factory Store. There you will find the classic five-pocket jean ($59.99) in a relaxed fit.
Aurora Farms Premium Outlets, 549 S. Chillicothe Road, Aurora, (330) 995-8855

| EAST |
Under $100
Jeanology, 2110 S. Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights, (216) 932-5326

Under $100 American Eagle, Great Lakes Mall, 7850 Mentor Ave., Mentor, (440) 205-9718, ae.com

| WEST |
Over $100
Adesso Fashion for Men, 19071 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River, (440) 333-4778, adessofashions.net

Under $100 J. Crew, Crocker Park, 88 Main St., Westlake, (440) 250-8924, jcrew.com

| CLEVELAND |
Over $100
 Runway, Tower City Center, 230 W. Huron Road, Cleveland, (216) 357-4040

Under $100 Ideal, Tower City Center, 230 W. Huron Road, Cleveland, (216) 357-2905
 


Caged HeelsCaged heel

| SOUTH |
Over $100
— We could spend all day trying on shoes at Macy’s (yes, there are that many), the 100-year-old department store. But the Calvin Klein “Parma” sandal ($120), which comes in bronze, quickly caught our eye.
Summit Mall, 3265 W. Market St., Akron, (330) 867-8888, macys.com

Under $100 — Famous Footwear stocks the hottest styles and a variety of well-known brands at a price that won’t leave your wallet thin. Case in point: Madden Girl’s Brandyy caged wedges are just $24.99.
The Plaza at Chapel Hill, 338 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, (330) 928-9933, famousfootwear.com

| EAST |
Over $100
Marciano by Guess?, Beachwood Place, 26300 Cedar Road, Beachwood, (216) 292-2117, marciano.com

Under $100 JC Penney’s, Great Lakes Mall, 7850 Mentor Ave., Mentor, (440) 255-4461, jcpenneys.com

| WEST |
Over $100 Knuth Shoes, 26141 Detroit Road, Westlake, (440) 871-7800

Under $100 DSW, Great Northern Plaza, 25877 Brookpark Road, North Olmsted, (440) 801-1141, dsw.com

| CLEVELAND |
Over $100
Anne van H. Boutique, 2026 Murray Hill, Cleveland, (216) 721-6633

Under $100 Nine West, Tower City Center, 230 W. Huron Road, Cleveland, (216) 344-2206, ninewest.com
 


Men’s WatchWatch

| WEST |
Over $100 — Vivid Diamond and Design, a local jeweler, will custom design almost anything, from engagment rings to cuff links. Look for Its 14 lines of watches including Gevril, Chronoswiss and the traditional Marine Star chain link watch by Bulova ($235).
27217 Wolf Road, Bay Village, (440) 835-0111, vividjewelers.com

Under $100— TJ Maxx is the go-to place for discounts on brand name and designer items for those who want to stay fashionable on the cheap. It has a selection of timepieces including Fossil and Marcel Drucker Collection’s black dial watch ($49.99).
25959 Lorain Road, North Olmsted, (440) 777-1550, tjmaxx.com

| EAST |
Under $100
Picciones’, Legacy Village, 24659 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, (216) 382-7011, picciones.com

Under $100 Dakota Watch Company, Great Lakes Mall, 7850 Mentor Ave., Mentor, (440) 974-0066, dakotawatchco.com

| CLEVELAND |

Over $100 Rossio Pfister, Galleria at Erieview, 1301 E. Ninth St., Cleveland, (216) 621-4195, rossiopfister.com

Under $100 It’s About Time, Tower City Center, 230 W. Huron Road, Cleveland, (216) 694-2100

| SOUTH |
Over $100 Don Basch Jewelers, 8210 Macedonia Commons, Macedonia, (330) 467-2116, donbaschjewelers.com

Under $100 Fossil Outlet Store, Aurora Farms Premium Outlets, 549 S. Chillicothe Road, Aurora, (330) 562-1886, fossil.com

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