Margaret O’Leary, the San Francisco-based designer, will open her 14th boutique in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago on Aug. 15.
Located at 850 West Armitage Avenue, the 900-square-foot store features floor-to-ceiling windows and natural lighting. The shop carries O’Leary’s full knit and sportswear collection. Retail prices range from $120 to $398, with a few shirts and camisoles starting at $95.
The company projects the Chicago store will generate annual revenue of $800,000.
Originally from County Kerry, Ireland, O’Leary immigrated to San Francisco in 1990 and began making hand-loomed knitwear out of her apartment. She launched her namesake label selling to local boutiques, and within a year she was discovered by Barneys New York, and the business blossomed.
Earlier this year, O’Leary opened her second New York location at at 321 Bleecker Street, having opened her first New York store last August at 279 Mott Street in NoLIta.
Next up for the brand are units in Aspen and Boulder, Colo.; Greenwich, Conn., and a third location in New York.
In addition to her namesake boutiques, O’Leary sells to specialty stores and has an e-commerce site, margaretoleary.com.