French Lifestyle Guide 2019 | Chicago & Milwaukee

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F R E N C H LIFESTYLE GUIDE

Chicago & Milwaukee 2019


F R E N C H LIFESTYLE GUIDE

2019

From croissants and cookware to bistros and boutiques, the French Lifestyle Guide is your new comprehensive resource for all things French in Chicago and Milwaukee. The French Lifestyle Guide is produced by the French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC-Chicago), launched at its annual fundraiser-Passport to France-and available throughout the year at select partner organizations. This guide wouldn’t exist without the support of our sponsors: Mazars USA, Fragomen, Deloitte, DLA Piper, Jade Fiducial, DSML Executive Search, Axxum Consulting, Sodexo, GEMS World Academy, Roquette and Bel Brands. We hope you enjoy using our Guide to explore the rich French culinary, cultural, and shopping experiences Chicago and Milwaukee have to offer! The FACC-Chicago Team French-American Chamber of Commerce - Chicago www.facc-chicago.com | information@facc-chicago.com @FaccChicago

Locations are subject to change. This guide is not endorsed by the various vendors listed. An online version of the French Lifestyle Guide is available for download at www.facc-chicago.com/publications.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Restaurants, Bistros & Brasseries p.7 Culinary Schools & Caterers p.20 Bakeries & Sweets p.23 Wine & Spirits p.28 Non-Alcoholic Beverages p.32 Markets & Groceries p.34 Home & Houseware p.36 Fashion p.42 Beauty p.48 Luxury p.51 Education p.56


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- - CHICAGO - - ACADIA 1639 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60616 Acadia, named after the province of the French colonial empire of New France, refers to an ‘idyllic place’. Chef Ryan McCaskey delivers, with Acadia offering a simultaneously contemporary and classic cuisine. www.acadiachicago.com | 312.360.9500 ALLIUM Four Seasons Hotel | 120 E. Delaware Pl. Chicago, IL 60611 Allium is frequently named one of the top dining destinations in the Gold Coast. Executive Chef Michael Zachman’s contemporary American style incorporates classic brining, smoking and pickling methods. www.alliumchicago.com | 312.799.4900 AU CHEVAL 800 W. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60607 A diner-style bar and restaurant with a passion for all things œuf, Au

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Cheval elevates traditional diner fare: guests can indulge in dishes ranging from chopped chicken liver and roasted bone marrow to traditional sandwiches. www.auchevalchicago.com | 312.929.4580 AUTRE MONDE CAFÉ 6727 W. Roosevelt Rd. Berwyn, IL 60402 Autre Monde Café is a neighborhood restaurant celebrating all things Mediterranean. Includes a fresh, seasonal menu and an old-world wine list featuring the best organic and artisanal producers. www.autremondecafe.net BAVETTE’S BAR AND BOEUF 218 W. Kinzie St. Chicago, IL 60654 A stylish departure from a traditional steakhouse, Bavette’s embraces French flair without the formality, blending fine dining with unabashed fun. The gilded space features red leather banquettes, glowing chandeliers and lively jazz. www.bavetteschicago.com | 312.624.8154 BISTRO CAMPAGNE 4518 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60625 Bistro Campagne offers a seasonally changing menu: classic bistro fare is based on the best seasonal ingredients and products from local organic farmers throughout the Midwest, and in the winter months from organic farms on the West Coast. www.bistrocampagne.com | 773.271.6100 BISTRONOMIC 840 N. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 A combination of the words ‘bistro’, ‘gastronomy’ and ‘economic’, Chef Martial Noguier uses seasonal ingredients personally sourced from Chicago’s Green City Market. The menu includes Chef Martial’s mother’s homemade country pâté, seared diver scallops, and filet mignon au poivre. www.bistronomic.net | 312.944.8400 BOEUFHAUS 1012 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60622 Boeufhaus brasserie is influenced by the traditions of French and Geman

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BRINDILLE 534 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60654 French luxury reigns at Brindille in River North. Think foie gras, squab and lamb saddle dishes served in a sensual ambiance complete with fine china and French linens. www.brindille-chicago.com | 312.595.1616 CAFÉ BONHOMME 180 N. Upper Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL 60606 Café Bonhomme combines the elegance of an old world café with the casual nature of a neighborhood eatery, paying homage to the artful and sophisticated 1930s café society in Europe and America. www.cafebonhomme.com | 312.526.3345 CAFÉ DES ARCHITECTES 20 E. Chestnut St. Chicago, IL 60611 Contemporary French cuisine is highlighted by the vibrant colors of the designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. Café des Architectes Chef John Taus presents a menu featuring fresh produce from Chicago’s Green City Market alongside exotic fish from Japan and fine cheese from France. www.cafedesarchitectes.com | 312.324.4000 CAFÉ SELMARIE 4729 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60625 Inspired by European cafes and coffee houses, Birgit and Jeanne created a space that’s just as comfortable for sitting down and enjoying a slice of homemade Sacher torte and an espresso as it is for an elegant candlelight dinner. www.cafeselmarie.com | 773.989.5595 CAFÉ TOUCHÉ 6731 N. Northwest Hwy. Chicago, IL 60631 Opened by Zagat award-winning chef Joseph Calabrese in Chicago’s Edison Park neighborhood, Café Touché is a classic French bistro. www.cafetouche.com | 773.775.0909 CHEZ JOEL BISTRO 1119 W. Taylor St. Chicago, IL 60607

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cuisine, with an emphasis on responsibly-raised food and respect for its neighbors. www.boeufhaus.com | 773.661.2116


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Chez Joël is a family operated restaurant. Joël’s namesake includes Gallic specialties such as steak frites and coq au vin. Other highlights include classic bistro dishes, from garlicky escargots to tangy and tender mussels marinieres. www.chezjoelbistro.com | 312.226.6479 CHEZ MOI 2100 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614 Entering Chez Moi is not just about going to a French bistro. It’s entering Chef Dominique Tougne’s home. Like the chef, the food is authentic, the service simple and the atmosphere convivial. Savor French classics such as onion soup, foie gras, and crème brûlée. www.chezmoichicago.com | 773.871.2100 CHEZ SIMO 1968 W. Lawrence Ave. Chicago, IL 60640 This BYOB French bistro prides itself on classic French cuisine. Featuring a small menu and relaxed atmosphere, Chef Simo Ely Jacobi’s offerings are always in season and a pleasure to experience. www.chezsimobistro.com | 773.334.7466 CRÊPERIE SAINT-GERMAIN 1512 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL 60201 Crêperie St. Germain is a tribute to a great Brittany tradition. To this day, crêperies represent a vibrant element of French culinary heritage. Chef Pascal Berthoumieux’s menu showcases fresh ingredients and simple, flavorful combinations. www.creperiestgermain.com | 847.859.2647 EVEREST 440 S. La Salle St. Chicago, IL 60605 One of the country’s premier dining rooms, Everest is located on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange. Everest is a member of Relais & Chateaux/Relais Gourmand, La Grande Table du Monde, Traditions & Qualité, Académie Culinaire de France, and Maîtres Cuisiniers de France. www.everestrestaurant.com | 312.663.8920 FIG & OLIVE 104 E. Oak St. Chicago, IL 60611 While the restaurant’s ambiance captures the essence of the French Riviera, Executive Chef Timothy Hughes creates a Mediterranean cuisine

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FROGGY’S 306 Green Bay Rd. Highwood, IL 60040 The success of the Froggy’s dining experience—the décor, service, and most importantly, the cuisine—is rooted in its ability to maintain an atmosphere devoid of pretension while simultaneously being committed to a deep understanding of food. www. froggysrestaurant.com | 847.433.7080 GOOSEFOOT 2656 W. Lawrence Ave. Chicago, IL 60625 Located in Lincoln Square, Chef Chris Nugent’s BYOB Goosefoot features a nine-course tasting menu—a creative blend of French technique with modern sensibility, all crafted from locally sourced products. www.goosefoot.net | 773.942.7547 GOTTA B CRÊPES 2901 Central St. Ste. 3, Evanston, IL 60201 With the opening of its restaurant in late 2018 and thanks to fresh, healthy, locally-sourced ingredients Gotta B Crêpes is a great place to go with friends. www.gottabcrepes.com | 847.525.8383 HEMMINGWAY’S BISTRO 211 N. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 The menu combines classic French dishes with the freshest Midwest ingredients. Each day there is a Plat du Jour featuring such staples as coq au vin, caussoulet toulousain, bouillabaisse, beef wellington and duck à l’orange. www.hemmingwaysbistro.com | 708.524.0806 KIKI’S BISTRO 900 N. Franklin St. Chicago, IL 60610 Kiki, a native of Eastern France, was brought to Chicago to help start Maxim’s of Chicago as its sommelier. After Maxim’s, Kiki went on to open Le Bordeaux on Madison Street, and later expanded with Le Bordeaux and Kiki’s Bistro. www.kikisbistro.com | 312.335.5454

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inspired by the flavors of southern France, Italy and Spain. www.figandolive.com | 312.445.0060


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LA CRÊPERIE 2845 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60657 La Crêperie serves a range of sweet and savory crêpes as well as other traditional French dishes. The décor is inspired by the original chef and owner Germain Roignant’s Breton heritage. www.lacreperiechicago.com | 773.528.9050 LA PETITE FOLIE 1504 E. 55th St. Chicago, IL 60615 In the heart of Hyde Park, proprietor and graduate of L’Ecole Cordon Bleu, Paris, Chef Mary Mastricola offers classically prepared French dishes, paired with an all-French wine list. www.lapetitefolie.com | 773.493.1394 LA SARDINE 111 N. Carpenter St. Chicago, IL 60607 You will enjoy bouillabaisse, steamed mussels, queue de bœuf, rabbit ragout and cassoulet Toulousain at La Sardine restaurant in the West Loop. www.lasardine.com | 312.421.2800 LA VOUTE BISTRO AND BAR 2034 Ridge Rd. Homewood, IL 60430 The restaurant’s plush dining room and lounge features French-inspired cuisine by chef Dominique Tougne in a comfortable bistro setting. True to their commitment to the environment and exceptional taste, emphasis is placed on serving food grown and raised by local farmers. www.lavoutebistro.com | 708.798.6000 LB BISTRO & PÂTISSERIE 301 E. North Water St. Chicago, IL 60611 LB Bistro & Pâtisserie offers breakfast and lunch in a casual atmosphere with unique items by award-winning pastry chef Laurent Branlard: fresh ingredients and a simple yet unique combinations of flavors. www.sheratonchicago.com | 312.329.5900 LE BOUCHON 1958 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60647 Brandade de morue, saumon poché, salade Lyonnaise, cuisses de grenouille and escargots à la Bourguignonne: authentic bistro fare is calling your name. www.lebouchonofchicago.com | 773.862.6600

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LE COLONIAL 937 N. Rush St. Chicago, IL 60611 Le Colonial is an upscale French-Vietnamese restaurant that recaptures the romance and spirit of French colonial Southeast Asia in the 1920s. www.lecolonialchicago.com | 312.255.0088 LE PETIT PARIS 260 E. Chestnut St. Chicago, IL 60611 Francophiles seek out this cozy, out-of-the-way spot for classic French bistro fare by Chef/Owner Alain Sutbon. www.lepetitparis.net | 312.787.8260 LE SUD 2301 W. Roscoe St., Chicago, IL 60618 Le Sud brings the traditional cuisine of southern France to the energy of one of Chicago’s hippest neighborhoods. At this new Roscoe Village restaurant, Le Sud’s chef Ryan Brosseau creates a truly authentic menu focusing on the freshest, highest quality ingredients, enhanced with modern techniques. www.lesudchicago.com | 773.857.1985 LES NOMADES 222 E. Ontario St. Chicago, IL 60611 Les Nomades is one of Chicago’s finest dining experiences. A master of classical French cooking, multi-award-winning Chef Roland Liccioni infuses his culinary delights with his Vietnamese-Corsican origins. www.lesnomades.net | 312.649.9010 LOCKWOOD RESTAURANT AND BAR Palmer House Hilton | 17 E. Monroe St. Chicago, IL 60603 Executive Chef Stephen Henry offers a unique, locally- and seasonally-influenced menu. Complement your experience with one of Pastry Chef Fabrice Bouet’s clafoutis, chocolate lingots, cherry tart tatins or

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LE COCHON VOLANT 100 W. Monroe St. Chicago, IL 60603 Located in the Chicago Loop, this French brasserie-bar hybrid also boasts a lovely bakery option for those on the go. www.cochonvolantchicago.com | 312.754.6560


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nougats glacés. www.lockwoodrestaurant.com | 312.917.3404 MARCHESA 535 N. Wells St. Chicago IL 60654 Marchesa offers a modern take on French and Continental cuisine. The art-filled dining room is filled with stunning sculptural art and makes the perfect environment for the rich, layered flavors of Marchesa’s food. www.marchesachicago.com | 312.527.9535 MARGEAUX BRASSERIE Waldorf Astoria Chicago | 11 E. Walton Chicago , IL 60611 A classic, French dining experience reminiscent of 1920’s Paris, Margeaux Brasserie is James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Mina’s moveable feast. Offering traditional brasserie fare, Margeaux Brasserie offers a tip of its hat to Chicago with the hospitality and dining sensibilities synonymous with the Midwest. 312.625.1324 MAUDE’S LIQUOR BAR 840 W. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60607 A sultry, intimate environment serving rustic French classics, fresh seafood, handcrafted cocktails and a curated French wine list. Maude’s menu ranges from foie gras and escargots, to chicken liver mousse and roasted farm chicken. www.maudesliquorbar.com | 321.243.9712 MIRAMAR 301 Waukegan Ave. Highwood, IL 60040 Owner and Executive Chef Gabriel Viti combines a traditional French bistro with Cuban cuisine. Miramar covers all the French bistro-brasserie classics, including plateaux de fruits de mer, and Cuban specials like pressed sandwiches. www.miramarbistro.com | 847.433.1078 MON AMI GABI 2300 N. Lincoln Park West Chicago, IL 60614 Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro and steakhouse. Chefs Susan Weaver and Andrew Shedden embrace the classic French Bistro culture while proposing an ever-evolving menu paired with wines from 80 bou-

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NELLCÔTE 833 W. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60607 Nellcôte’s glam location is reminiscent of the Côte d’Azur villa where the Rolling Stones recorded Exile on Main Street. The dining experience reflects the culinary traditions of France, Italy and Spain, prioritizing locally-sourced ingredients and flour milled in-house. www.nellcoterestaurant.com | 312.432.0500 NEXT 953 W. Fulton Market Chicago, IL 60607 Constantly exploring the world of cuisine, Next has received an unprecedented twelve 4-star reviews from the Chicago Tribune and won a James Beard Award as Best New Restaurant in America. www.nextrestaurant.com | (312) 226-0858 OCEANIQUE 505 Main St. Evanston, IL 60602 Oceanique is a seafood restaurant in the French-American style. Chef Mark Grosz worked under the tutelage of Jean Banchet, the world famous chef of Le Français in Wheeling, Illinois. Chef Grosz uses organic produce and seafood from sustainable sources. www.oceanique.com | 847.864.3435 PIERROT GOURMET The Peninsula Hotel | 108 E. Superior St. Chicago, IL 60611 Pierrot Gourmet, a European-style café and bistro with French bistro cuisine, from staple favourites such as a hearty home-made soup to a selection of French-style flatbreads. www.chicago.peninsula.com | 312.573.6749 RESTAURANT MICHAEL & GEORGE TROIS 64 Green Bay Rd. Winnetka, IL 60093 The refined and formal atmospheres of Restaurant Michael and George Trois reflect Chef Michael Lachowicz’s high standards: perfection is a given, from the seasonal menus to the number of exquisite courses offered. www.restaurantmichael.com | 847.441.3100

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tique French wineries. www.monamigabi.com | 777.348.8886


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SEPIA 123 N. Jefferson St. Chicago, IL 60661 Seamlessly melding refined and rustic, vintage and contemporary, Sepia has the feel of an instant classic. Chef Andrew Zimmerman creates traditional French favorites using seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients. www.sepiachicago.com | 312.441.1920 SHAW’S CRABHOUSE 21 E. Hubbard St. Chicago, IL 60611 Led by Chef Yves Roubaud, Shaw’s is a jazzy, sophisticated, seafood restaurant and a carefree, lively oyster bar. With a wide selection of seasonal crab, both serve top-grade fish and shellfish, and several varieties of oysters. www.shawscrabhouse.com | 312.527.2722 THE LITTLE GEM CAFÉ 189 N. Marion St. Oak Park, IL 60301 The Little Gem Offers a relaxed dining experience–a European-style eatery that is elegant, romantic and fun. www.thelittlegemcafe.com | 708.613.5491 THE NORTHMAN 4337 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 The Northman is Chicago’s first cider-focused pub and bistro. With a specific emphasis on influences from Northern France and Southern England, The Northman seeks to bring a truly unique concept to the cider revolution in Chicago. www.thenorthman.com | 773.935.2255 TRAVELLE The Langham | 330 N. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 Housed inside The Langham hotel, Travelle’s Chef de Cuisine Jarquin offers mouth-watering takes on American classics. From chicken and waffles to pork and clams, Travelle invites you to savor the creations of award-winning Pastry Chef Scott Green. www.travellechicago.com | 312.923.7705 TROQUET RIVER NORTH 111 W. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60654

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VIE 4471 Lawn Ave. Western Springs, IL 60558 Chef and owner Paul Virant offers a seasonal menu using locally grown artisan ingredients in a warm, relaxed village setting. www.vierestaurant.com | 708.246.2082 -- MILWAUKEE -CAFE GRACE 11200 W. Burleigh St. Wauwatosa, WI 53222 Café Grace’s menu offers French classics like steak frites, duck confit and rotisserie meats and an approachable predominantly French wine list. www.cafegracemke.com | 414.837.6310 LAKE PARK BISTRO 3133 E. Newberry Blvd. Milwaukee, WI James Beard Award-winning Chef Adam Siegel offers a varied French menu that includes “plats classiques,” “plats traditionnels” and “cuisine moderne.” www.bartolottas.com/lake-park-bistro | 414.962.6300 LE RÊVE PATISSERIE AND CAFÉ 7610 Harwood Ave. Wauwatosa, WI 53213 Located in a 100-year-old bank building, Le Rêve Patisserie and Café serves a traditional bistro menu from breakfast through late-night dinner, and an assortment of French breads and pastries. lerevecafe.com | 414.778.3333 MAISON 5921 W. Vliet St. Milwaukee, WI 53208 Maison is a recent arrival to Milwaukee’s French restaurant scene. Executive Chef Michael Quinn specializes in contemporary adaptions of traditional French cuisine. www.maisonmke.com | 414.323.4030

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Troquet River North is a casual neighborhood French bar focusing on wine, custom cocktails, fun and approachable food from all regions of France and live entertainment. Live music is featured every Wednesday and Thursday evenings. www.troquetrivernorth.com | 312.202.9900


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PASTICHE 411 E.Mason St. Milwaukee, WI 53202 Pastiche features a seasonally changing menu of traditional French bistro dishes prepared with locally-sourced ingredients. www.pastichebistro.com | 414.225.3270

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Culinary Schools & Caterers

- - CHICAGO & MILWAUKEE- - ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE CHICAGO 810 N. Dearborn St. Chicago, IL 60610 The Alliance Française de Chicago offers hands-on cooking seasonal workshops and wine tastings in French and in English. www.af-chicago.org | 312.337.1070

CRÊPES A LATTE 500 N. Fairway Dr. Suite B Vernon Hills, IL 60061 Crêpes à Latte Catering is a unique catering service to distinguish your clients’ tradeshow booths. They serve over 200 tradeshows every year. www.crepesalatte.com | 847.678.0700 COLLEGE OF DUPAGE 425 22nd St. Glen Ellen, IL 60137 If you have a passion for food, the culinary arts program is both exciting and challenging. College of DuPage offers an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in Culinary Arts and a certificate program. www.cod.edu | 630.942.2800

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FRENCH PASTRY SCHOOL 226 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60606 The French Pastry School offers world-renowned, rigorous pastry instruction with a unique commitment to their students’ long-term career development. www.frenchpastryschool.com | 312.726.2419 FRENCH QUARTER BEIGNETS French Quarter Beignets will make traditional New Orleans-style beignets on-site at your event. www.fqbeignets.com | 708.524.1779 KENDALL COLLEGE 900 N. Branch St. Chicago, IL 60642 Kendall College offers students the highest level of academic excellence in culinary education. Chicago Michelin Restaurants ranked the Culinary Arts program the number one Chicago program preparing students for culinary careers. www.kendall.edu | 312.752.2000 SUR LA TABLE 480 W. Northshore Dr. Glendale, WI 53217 900 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 Enjoy gourmet cooking classes and lessons at Sur La Table. www.surlatable.com | 312.204.6008

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COOK AU VIN 2256 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL 60614 Cook au Vin provides full-service catering to the Chicago area with unique twists, from crepe carts to fondue stations. www.cook-au-vin.com | 773.489.3141 | cookauvin@gmail.com



Bakeries & Sweets

- - CHICAGO - - ALLIANCE BAKERY 1736 W. Division St. Chicago, IL 60622 Alliance Bakery features fine European pastries, desserts and customdesigned cakes for any occasion. Located in River North, Chef Peter Rios’s unique creations echo the surrounding galleries and design houses. www.alliance-bakery.com | 773.278.0366 ALLIANCE PATISSERIE 615 N. State St. Chicago, IL 60654 Another creation of chef Peter Rios, specializing in macarons, petits gateaux and viennoiseries, Alliance Pâtisserie is a modern day pastry boutique rooted in French style and tradition, conveniently located in River North. www.alliancepatisserie.com | 312.374.4144 BARCACAOCHOCOLAT 2764 Aurora Ave. #104 Naperville, IL 60540 Barcacaochocolat was founded by former London-based chocolatier Matthew Schreiner as a new style of artisanal chocolate maker. Hand-

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crafted in Naperville, Illinois, Barcacaochocolat specializes in chocolate bars and drinking chocolates. Private chocolate classes are also offered. www.barcacaochocolat.com | 630.880.3975 BELGIAN CHOCOLATIER PIRON 509-A Main St. Evanston, IL 60202 Belgian Chocolatier Piron makes fine chocolates by hand in the European tradition. Brothers Bob and Fred Piron are proud to bring the flavors, culture and richness of fine Belgian chocolate to Chicago’s North Shore. www.belgchocpiron.com | 847.864.5504 BENNISON’S BAKERY 1000 Davis St. Evanston, IL 60201 Bennison’s Bakery has been a North Shore institution since 1938, earning a reputation as a high quality full line bakery with emphasis on European style pastries, cookies, and custom decorated cakes. www.bennisonscakes.com | 847.328.9434 BITTERSWEET PASTRY SHOP AND CAFÉ 1114 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657 Bittersweet Pastry Shop & Café features European pastries by acclaimed pastry chef Judy Contino and her talented staff. Bittersweet offers an unforgettable experience featuring delicate creations made with skill and care. www.bittersweetpastry.com | 773.929.1100 BONJOUR CAFE BAKERY 1550 E. 55th St. Chicago, IL 60615 Bonjour Café Bakery chefs Driss and Pascale Bekkouche won the Best Bakery of Chicago award in 2013. Among their repertoire of authentic French pastries are their extraordinary mini pastries, from mille-feuilles to éclairs pistache-chocolat, and gallette des rois. 773.241.5300 FLORIOLE 1220 W. Webster Ave. Chicago, IL 60614 A bakery that strives to use the best organic ingredients from local farmers whenever possible, Floriole serves French baguettes, breads and cookies. www.floriole.com | 773.883.1313

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LA BOULANGERIE 915 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657 | 312.480.8337 1945 W. Wilson Ave. Chicago, IL 60640 | 312.488.1763 Chef Vincent Colombet opened his first La Boulangerie in 2012 in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. With locations in Lakeview and Ravenswood, La Boulangerie is an authentic French bakery and café featuring specialty breads, sweet and savory crepes, quiches, sandwiches and pastries. www.laboulangeriechicago.com LA FOURNETTE 1547 N. Wells St. Chicago, IL 60610 La Fournette was founded by World Bank champion, Pierre Zimmermann, his wife, Michele, and their sons. La Fournette bakery offers a wide selection of breads, including the signature Miche. The café menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner feature local, seasonal ingredients. www.lafournette.com | 312.624.9430 LA PATISSERIE P 1050 W. Argyle St. Chicago, IL 60640 With over 30 years’ experience and numerous baking awards, owner Peter Yuen was trained in the art of French and Asian pastry-making, committed to creating the very best Chicago has to offer. www.lapatisseriepbakery.com | 773.878.3226 LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN Multiple locations around Chicago. Le Pain Quotidien was founded by Belgian chef, Alain Coumont. Le Pain Quotidien breads are made with organic whole wheat flour, sea salt, water, levain and their all-natural fermented starter, plus the time it takes to produce perfect French bread. www.lepainquotidien.com

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HEWN 810 Dempster St. Evanston, IL 60202 The word “hewn” is a way to connect the past with the future. Everything at Hewn is made in-house from scratch daily. They source local and seasonal ingredients from small, local farmers when their flavors are at their peak. All of their breads are hand-mixed, handshaped and naturally fermented without commercial yeast. www.hewnbread.com | 847.869.4396


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MAISON MARCEL 3114 N. Broadway St. Chicago, IL 60657 After its debut in summer 2017 in Chicago’s Lakeview area, Maison Marcel offers everything from tartines and traditional French fare to freshly made smoothies and fruit juice. www.maison-marcel.com | 773.661.6942 MAISON PARISIENNE 3307 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 6065 Maison Parisienne is a café whose menu ranges from savory to sweet. They are passionate about quality ingredients and being authentic. Their croissants are made from imported French butter and flour. www.maison-parisienne.com | 773.904.0777 PATISSERIE CORALIE 600 Davis St. Evanston, IL 60201 | 847.905.0491 Coralie is a traditional boutique pastry shop that offers pastries and desserts by pastry chef Manuel Bouillet, from the famous Parisian pastry shops Fauchon and Un Dimanche à Paris. Among the delights on offer at Coralie are macarons, croissants, éclairs, tarts, Napoléons, and madeleines. SOUTHERN FRANCE PATISSERIE 1405 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 Chef Amanda Tommey Terbush started Southern France, providing Frenchstyle pastries served with Southern hospitality. Southern France is the marriage of Chef Terbush’s Southern background with her training in traditional French pastries. www.southernfrancechicago.com | 773.857.1478 SUGAR FIXÉ PATISSERIE 958 W. Armitage Ave. Chicago, IL 60614 |773.799.8399 19 N. Marion St. Oak Park, IL 60301 | 708.948.7720 Featuring made from scratch, all-natural patisseries, Sugar Fixé has macarons, tarts, shortbreads and more in a variety of traditional and seasonal flavors. www.sugarfixe.com TONI PATISSERIE & CAFÉ 65 E. Washington St. Chicago, IL 60602 | 312.726.2020 51 S. Washington St. Hinsdale, IL 60521 | 630.789.2020 Toni Patisserie and Café is an authentic European inspired patisserie and

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VANILLE PATISSERIE 131 N. Clinton St. Chicago, IL 60606 | 773.868.4574 3243 N. Broadway Ave. Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.868.4574 2108 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60614 | 773.868.4574 5229 S. Harper Ct. Chicago, IL 60615 | 773.868.4574 Chef Sophie Evanoff’s Vanille Patisserie has been preserving the art of French pastry-making since 2002. Vanille offers artisanal desserts and pastries, including entremets (mousse cakes); confections (pâtes de fruits); handmade chocolates; fresh baked croissants, French macarons, and cakes. www.vanillepatisserie.com VOSGES HAUT-CHOCOLAT 520 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.644.9450 951 W. Armitage Ave. Chicago, IL 60614 | 773.296.9866 Vosges Haut-Chocolat creations are made with the finest ingredients sourced by founder and chocolatier Katrina Markoff. Her concept of Travel the World through Chocolate™ started with Katrina’s seminal move to Paris to pursue her dream of studying culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu. www.vosgeschocolate.com --MILWAUKEE-NORTH SHORE BOULANGERIE 4401 N. Oakland Ave. Shorewood, WI 53211 North Shore Boulangerie offers a range of artisanal breads and pastries, as well as traditional French lunch items and Cafés Richard coffee. www.northshoreboulangerie.com | 414.963.2153

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café dedicated to providing the highest quality “from scratch” products. The French-trained executive pastry chef and owner, Toni Marie Cox, brings incredible talent and artistry to her masterful creations. www.tonipatisserie.com


Wine & Spirits

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CH DISTILLERY CH Distillery is Chicago’s only distillery making grain-to-bottle vodka from Illinois-grown ingredients. A Chicago distillery, restaurant and cocktail bar, CH takes spirit-driven cocktails and paired cuisine to a new level. www.chdistillery.com CLARENCE DILLON WINES Clarence Dillon Wines is one of the most important Fine Wine merchants in Bordeaux, as well as the creator and exclusive distributor of the first super premium brand of Bordeaux: Clarendelle. www.clarencedillonwines.com COGNAC FERRAND Cognac Ferrand is the result of a 1989 encounter between Alexandre Gabriel and one of the oldest winegrowing families in the Cognac region. His intention was to breathe new life into Cognac Ferrand and make the world’s best cognac, bringing back the great terroir of Grande Champagne, known as Cognac’s finest region. www.maisonferrand.com COGNAC MAXIME TRIJOL Founded in the heart of the Cognac region, Cognac Maxime Trijol is an independent family firm committed to producing exceptional products. www.maxime-trijol.com CREAM WINE Established in 2001, Cream is a Chicago-based, independent, familyowned and operated Illinois importer & distributor of wine, spirits, and cider. Cream‘s mission is to provide the highest level of service to Illinois’ restaurants and retailers. www.creamwine.com

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CHÂTEAU DE LA GRILLE Founded in the 15th century, Château de La Grille linked its destiny of high-quality wine production to Baudry-Dutour in 2009 to preserve its tradition and its terroir. www.baudry-dutour.fr/chateau-de-la-grille


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DEUTSCH FAMILY WINE & SPIRITS Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits markets high-quality products from some of the leading wine and spirits-producing regions of the world. Deutsch’s French partners include André Lurton, Cave de Lugny, Château Bonnet, Fleurs de Prairie, HobNob, and Sauvion. www.deutschfamily.com DIVA WINE Diva Wine links wine producers from the Loire Valley, the Rhône Valley, Bordeaux and Beaujolais to distributors around the world, developing tailored marketing strategies for each partner. www.divawine.com GERARD BERTRAND Gérard Bertrand has a strong commitment to revealing unique terroirs of the Languedoc-Roussillon region. As a wine-grower and owner of flagship estates, he has developed biodynamic agriculture and organic wines. www.gerard-bertrand.com H2 VINO H2 Vino is an importer and wholesale distributor of fine wines from around the world specializing in artisan wines, a number of which are biodynamic, organic or organically farmed. www.h2vino.com HEAVENLY SPIRITS Christine Cooney came to the U.S. as a Cognac Ambassador, promoting Cognac, Armagnac, and Calvados appellations. With the creation of Heavenly Spirits in 2008, an import and wholesale company, the Cooneys are able to introduce many of these fine French producers to the U.S. www.heavenlyspirits.com JP CHENET Following his artistic and entrepreneurial spirit, in 1984 Joseph Helfrich designed a wine bottle with a revolutionary shape. He named it Joséphine. It stood out from the crowd with its original curves, slanted neck and generous body. www.jpchenet.com

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LOUIS GLUNZ WINES, INC. Now in its third generation, Louis Glunz Wines is a midsized importer and distributer of some of the finest wines from around the world throughout the state of Illinois. Louis Glunz has an extensive portfolio of French wines from all of the main wine-producing regions. www.glunzwines.com MESH & BONE Launched in 2014, Mesh and Bone produces French-style cider and three rare spirits from other parts of the world: Shochu, Sotol, and Arakku. www.meshandbone.me QUINTESSENTIAL WINES Quintessential Wines is a family owned-and-operated importer dedicated to marketing and selling top-quality wines from some of the best terroirs and producers in the world. www.quintessentialwines.com ST. KILLIAN IMPORTING Established in 1983, St. Killian is a full-service importer, providing all 50 states with world-class beers and malt beverages from around the world. Their brands include Kronenbourg 1664. www.stkillian.com

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KOVAL KOVAL produces organic whiskey, liqueurs and specialty spirits in Chicago’s first distillery since the mid-1800s. Embracing the grain-to-bottle mentality, each step of the spirit-making process is thoughtfully monitored: from contracting local farmers to grow the grain, to on-site milling and mashing, to distilling, bottling, and packaging. www.koval-distillery.com


Non-Alcoholic Beverages -- CHICAGO & MILWAUKEE-- BRANDS WITHIN REACH Brands Within Reach focuses on innovative products for health-conscious consumers such as high quality lemonade. They partner, license, import, produce, distribute and market emerging and established brands including Volvic, Saint Géron and Belvoir. www.bwrgroup.com CAFÉ LIEGEOIS Café Liegeois produces gourmet espresso machine pods sourced from the best coffee-growing regions of the world. www.cafeliegeois.us NESPRESSO Nespresso is the world’s leading brand of single-serving café style coffee. Nespresso offers a carefully selected range of coffees from all over the world. www.nespresso.com PANAME COFFEE AND TEA IMPORTERS Paname Coffee is excited to introduce Paris’s most iconic coffee label, Cafés Richard, to America. Paname Coffee partners with fine restaurants, coffee bars, and boutique hotels. www.panamecoffee.com - 32 -



Markets & Groceries

-- CHICAGO & MILWAUKEE-- BAVETTE LA BOUCHERIE 330 E. Menomonee St. Milwaukee, WI 53202 A modern rendition of a traditional European neighborhood butcher shop, Bavette sources whole animals raised responsibly on small, local farms. www.bavettelaboucherie.com CHICAGO FRENCH MARKET 131 N. Clinton St. Chicago, IL 60661 Featuring nearly thirty individual specialty and artisan food vendors, Chicago French Market offers fresh ingredients all day. It was created to support local farmers and food purveyors in a European-inspired market environment. www.frenchmarketchicago.com LA PARISIANNE DU CHOCOLAT 5000 S. East End Ave. #8D Chicago, IL 60615 La Parisianne du Chocolat’s chocolates are made-to-order, using fresh fruit, purees, butter and cream, and pure vanilla. 888.773.7870

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OLYMPIA PROVISIONS Olympia Provisions produces handcrafted French-inspired traditional charcuterie, including saucisson, pâté and deli meats. Available at Pastoral, see locations under Pastoral. www.olympiaprovisions.com PASTORAL The Loop | 53 E. Lake St. Chicago, IL 60601 Lakeview | 2945 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60657 Andersonville | 5212 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640 Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine is a European-inspired neighborhood cheese, specialty food and wine shop offering the highest quality, cut-to-order domestic and international specialty cheeses, freshly baked breads, perfectly chosen accompaniments and small production wines and beers. www.pastoralartisan.com RUTH AND PHIL’S Available at multiple Chicagoland locations. Ruth and Phil’s Gourmet Ice Cream is a retail and a wholesale store selling French-style ice creams and sorbets. Each flavor is made in small batches to ensure top-quality flavor and texture, using organic dairy and working with local farmers. www.ruthandphils.wordpress.com SAVENCIA CHEESE U.S.A. Savencia produces and exports specialty cheeses and dairy products from France. www.savencia-fromagedairy.com WEST ALLIS CHEESE AND SAUSAGE SHOPPE 6832 W. Becher St. West Allis, WI 53219 West Allis Cheese and Sausage is a family-owned specialty food store that offers a range of gourmet products including a variety of locally-produced and imported cheeses. www.wacheese-gifts.com

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LES TROIS PETITS COCHONS Les Trois Petits Cochons crafts small batches of traditional charcuterie using high-quality ingredients. Products include artisanal pâtés, mousses, terrines, sausages, smoked meats and other French specialties. www.3pigs.com | 800-LES-PATES


Home & Houseware

--CHICAGO & MILWAUKEE-ANNE DE SOLÈNE Available at select Bloomingdale’s locations. The Anne de Solène collection offers luxury bed linens from Paris. www.anne-de-solene.com CRISTEL Available at Bloomingdale’s and Williams Sonoma locations. Since 1826, Cristel’s cooking systems have been recognized for their design, innovation and quality, and display an entirely French creative stamp from materials to production and finishing. www.cristelusa.com DE BUYER Available at select Crate and Barrel, Sur La Table, and Williams Sonoma locations. Northwestern Cutlery | 810 W. Lake St. Chicago, IL 60607 Founded in 1830 in the Vosges region of France, De Buyer designs and manufactures cooking and pastry utensils for professional and aspiring chefs. www.debuyer.com/en

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DURALEX Available at select Sur La Table, and Williams Sonoma locations. Founded in 1945, Duralex invented and has been manufacturing its tempered glassware and tabletop products for over 80 years. www.duralexusa.com DIPTYQUE 1645 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60647 Available at select Barneys New York and Nordstrom locations. A legendary French perfumer and maker of luxury scented candles, Diptyque also has a selection of home fragrances and their own body care collection. www.diptyqueparis.com EMILE HENRY Available at select Sur La Table, and Williams Sonoma locations. Emile Henry boasts high-quality ceramic cookware, bakeware, tableware, and counterware. www.emilehenryusa.com GARNIER-THIEBAUT Gethsemane Garden | 5739 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60660 Careful Peach Boutique | 1024 North Blvd. Oak Park, IL 60301 Percy’s Fine Linens | 1410 W. Mequon Rd. Mequon, WI 53092 Find the highest quality table linens, bed linens, and accessories for the finest hotels, restaurants, casinos, clubs, and homes around the world. www.gtlinens.com GIEN Available at select Bloomingdale’s locations. A provider of everyday dishware to beautiful faïence for special occasions since 1821. www.gien.com/en/ JEAN DUBOST Available at select Williams Sonoma locations. Jean Dubost is synonymous with quality cutlery, particularly knives and flatware. www.jeandubost.com

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DESHOULIÈRES Available at select Bloomingdale’s locations. Founded in 1826, Deshoulières is the leading French porcelain manufacturer and a specialist in tableware products. www.deshoulieres.com


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JL COQUET Available at select Bloomingdale’s locations. Synonymous with luxury, innovation and savoir-faire, JL Coquet’s porcelain has been created and decorated in Limoges since 1824. www.jlcoquet.com LA ROCHERE Available at select Sur La Table locations. La Rochere has been producing artisanal glass in the heart of France for more than 500 years, and is the oldest continuously running glass factory in Europe. www.larochere-na.com LE CREUSET Available at select Bloomingdale’s, Sur La Table and Williams Sonoma locations. Le Creuset Boutique | 47 E. Ohio St. Chicago, IL 60611 Discover Le Creuset’s boutique-quality cookware, from Dutch ovens and skillets to bakeware and kitchen tools. www.lecreuset.com LIGNE ROSET 440 N. Wells St. Chicago, IL 60654 Ligne Roset defines modern luxury, inviting consumers to revel in a contemporary, design-forward lifestyle. www.ligne-roset.com MAISON LEVY Robin Thomas Design | 4 E. Ohio St. Studio #16 Chicago, 60611 Maison Lévy designs decoration objects inspired by original paintings. Their collections are at once an invitation to incorporate art and escapism into our daily life. www.maisonlevy.fr MANUEL CANOVAS Cowtan & Tout |222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 638 Chicago, IL 60654 The French fabric house Manuel Canovas is internationally renowned for the quality of its textiles and vivid colors. www.manuelcanovas.com MASTRAD Available at select Michael’s locations. Mastrad specializes in the the design of culinary accessories. www.mastrad-paris.us

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ODE À LA ROSE 2023 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612 Ode à la Rose is one-of-a-kind florist that provides a unique flower delivery service. Every bouquet is made out of the freshest flowers and delivered to you in a unique gift box. Sending fresh flowers with Ode à la Rose is sure to be a refreshing experience.

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OPINEL Available at select Bloomingdale’s locations. Northwestern Cutlery | 810 W. Lake St. Chicago, IL 60607 Komoda Shop | 2559 W. Chicago Ave. IL 60622 Rooted in history and commitment to craftsmanship, the Opinel family has been making knives since 1890 in the French Alps. Today, the company crafts a wide range of tools and kitchen knives. www.opinel.com PEUGEOT Available at select Sur La Table, and Williams Sonoma locations. Potash Market | 875 N. State. St. Chicago, IL 60610 The Lemon Tree | 1505 W. Mequon Rd. Mequon, WI 53092 Peugeot produces a host of products, and is best-known for its artisanal pepper mills, wine accessories, and spices. www.peugeot-saveurs.com P.O.S.H 613 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60654 Looking for unique French flea-market-inspired pieces? P.O.S.H has what you need! The items sold at P.O.S.H. are often one–of–a–kind or limited in quantity. www.poshchicago.com | 312.280.1602 PROVENCE VILLAGE Dive into the heart of Provence’s scents, flowers and crafts with Provence Village. Provence Village has been held in Chicago each summer at the

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MAUVIEL 1830 Available at select Bloomingdale’s, Sur La Table, and Williams Sonoma locations. Mauviel is known for their elegant copper and stainless-steel cookware designed to meet the needs of the most discerning professional and household cooks. www.mauvielusa.com


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Wilmette and Geneva French Markets since 2005. www.provencevillage.fr REVOL Available at select Sur La Table, and Williams Sonoma locations. Prop Mart | 2343 W. St. Paul Avenue Chicago, IL 60647 Alioto Interiores | 1118 Chicago Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 Revol products include high-end porcelain ceramic cookware, bakeware, and dinnerware with innovative and beautiful designs. www.revol1768.com ROCHE BOBOIS 222 W. Hubbard St. IL 60654 Chicago Roche Bobois is a world leader in furniture design and distribution, working closely with renowned designers such as Ora Ito, Cédric Ragot, Sacha Lakic and with Haute Couture fashion houses. www.roche-bobois.com SASA DEMARLE / SILPAT Available at select Sur La Table, Target, and Williams Sonoma locations. The industry leader in non-stick baking products and equipment, SASA Demarle features a range of products, including silicone liners and flexible molds. www.sasademarle.com STAUB Available at Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Sur La Table, and Williams Sonoma locations. STAUB was created in Alsace, a French region famous for its culinary tradition. STAUB specializes in cast iron and ceramic cookware for home cooks and professionals who are looking for an authentic cooking experience. www.staubusa.com SUR LA TABLE 900 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 755 W. North Ave. Chicago, IL 60610 480 W. Northshore Drive, Space P-114 Glendale, WI 53217 This successful chain retailer stocks many different upscale cooking, dining, home and houseware products, including several French brands. www.surlatable.com

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WILLIAMS SONOMA 1550 N. Fremont St. Chicago, IL 60622 2500 N. Mayfair Rd. Wauwatosa, WI 53226 Find numerous French brands at Williams Sonoma, including Mauviel, Le Creuset, Cristel, Staub, Emile Henry, de Buyer, and Revol. www.williams-sonoma.com YVES DELORME Available at select Bloomingdale’s locations. Bedside Manor | 2056 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614 Past Basket | 383 W. Brown Deer Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53217 Enjoy the most luxurious linens made with the finest materials from France. www.yvesdelorme.com

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THE FRENCH FARM Merz Apothecary | 4716 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60625 The French Farm imports gourmet foods and accessories from all over Europe. www.thefrenchfarm.com


Fashion

--CHICAGO & MILWAUKEE-A.P.C. Available at select Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue locations. A.P.C. reflects its wearers: mostly impalpable, half dissident and half trendsetter, urban evanescent and wanderers full of idiosyncrasies. www.usonline.apc.fr BARBARA BUI Available at select Bloomingdale’s locations. Intermix | 40 E. Delaware Pl. Chicago, IL 60611 French by her mother and Asian by her father, Barbara Bui says that her mixed heritage is very much a part of her identity, her work and her brand dna. www.barbarabui.com CHANTELLE Available at select Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus locations. As the world leader in French Lingerie, Chantelle’s success comes from innovative women in search of elegance and well-being. www.us.chantelle.com

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COTÉLAC  1159 W. Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 Cotélac is a French brand that is renowned for its highly-distinctive positioning in “designer” ready-to-wear. Folds, dye-sublimation, inlays: the prints and the exquisite details are more than just savoir-faire, they’re hallmark. www.cotelac.us ERES Available at select Barneys New York locations. The Maison Eres signs collections of swimwear and lingerie whose style and architecture emphasize the natural femininity of the body. www.eresparis.com IRO Available at select boutiques, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue locations. Intermix | 40 E. Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611 Ready to Wear, denim and accessories from Paris, IRO has become a cult brand renowned for its unique street style. www.iroparis.com ISABEL MARANT Available at select Barneys New York and Neiman Marcus locations. While some dream of iconic women in glossy magazines, Isabel dresses women for their real lives – walking down the street or zipping off on a scooter. She never takes a piece out of her workshop without trying it on herself. www.isabelmarant.com/us JÉRÔME DREYFUSS Available at select Barneys New York locations. Jérôme Dreyfuss has cemented his reputation as the go-to designer for chic, understated accessories. His bags are instantly recognizable for their exquisite craftsmanship, generous volumes and clever design details. www.jerome-dreyfuss.com LACOSTE 835 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 317A, Chicago IL 60611 11211 120th Ave. Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

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LES LUNES Les Lunes | 520 N. Michigan Ave. Spc 227, Chicago, IL 60611 Believing that clothing could be stylish, feminine, and comfortable, Anna Lecat set out to on a quest to produce easy-to-wear, ethically made clothing with a Parisian flair: Les Lunes, a collection of travel-friendly pieces derived from bamboo. www.leslunes.com LONGCHAMP Available at select Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom locations. Longchamp Fashion Outlet | 5220 Fashion Outlets Way #2057 Rosemont, IL 60018 Named after the famed horse track on the outskirts of Paris, Longchamp is still family owned and operated, creating superbly crafted handbags and luggage lauded for a decidedly understated, always chic look. us.longchamp.com MAISON BOINET Intermix | 40 E. Delaware Pl. Chicago, IL 60611 A love of quality and style, from its leather goods to its staff’s artisanal knowledge, has driven Maison Boinet since 1858 — their accessories are a true inspiration to women’s fashion. www.maison-boinet.fr MAJE 100 E. Oak St. Chicago, IL 60611 Maje is the chic Parisian label from Moroccan-born designer Judith Milgrom. Created for a woman who is “a lover of bohemian, feminine fashion”, the brand’s softly draped silk dresses and classic coverups in wool and leather are at the top of every cool girl’s wish list. www.us.maje.com

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As a specialist in knitwear, Lacoste has singular expertise in the selection of fibers used in the manufacture of Lacoste products. Fibers, and notably the cotton used in Lacoste polos meet the highest quality standards. Lacoste also ensures that the cotton used in its products comes from sources that respect human rights. www.lacoste.com/us


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MUGLER Intermix | 40 E. Delaware Pl. Chicago, IL 60611 Designer Thierry Mugler brings imagination, emotion and creativity to his fragrances and fashion collections. www.muglerusa.com SANDRO 102 E. Oak St. Chicago, IL 60611 Available at select Bloomingdale’s locations. The house depicts a man who is non-conformist, but always chic, an urban woman who hones a discreet look and who shares an indisputable Parisian elegance. This brand brings a distinguished air to every season. www.us.sandro-paris.com SIMONE PERELE Available at select Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue locations Elegance, meticulous attention to detail, innovation and comfort… The reputation of Simone Perele is built on the qualities of French style that are embraced by women all over the world. www.simoneperele.com THE KOOPLES 55 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 Available at select Bloomingdale’s locations. Traditional craftsmanship and innovation are the cornerstones of the House’s approach. The Kooples’s philosophy focuses on reworking the British art of bespoke tailoring, offering contemporary and effortlessly cool silhouettes with a Parisian twist for both women and men. www.thekooples.com/us VANESSA BRUNO Available at select Bloomingdale’s locations. The timeless style with sophisticated details and singular colors brings more soul to the world of tomorrow, and the vision of this brand of “fashion as a lifestyle” never ceases to attract a wider public. www.vanessabruno.com YVES SALOMON Available in select Barneys New York locations. Intermix | 40 E. Delaware Pl. Chicago, IL 60611 Salomon and his son spent more than 60 years purchasing skins for some

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WEAR MOI 3352 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60657 Wear Moi was created by former dancers of “Les Ballets de Monte Carlo”, Christophe Ridet and Elisabeth Miegge-Ridet. This French duo is brilliantly inventive in creating dancewear that combines classic style with modern flair. Wear Moi fashions are valued by dancers worldwide for uniquely stylish details and amazingly soft, comfortable fabric. Most Wear Moi garments are created in stretch cotton or soft microfiber. Their flagship store in Lakeview is a must-see in Chicago. www.wearmoi.com | 773.850.3119

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of the biggest fashion houses in Europe before grandson Yves formed his own fur-based fashion label in 1972. www.yves-salomon.fr/en


Beauty

--CHICAGO & MILWAUKEE -- AVÈNE Available at select local Walgreens locations. Avène has over 270 years of expertise in caring for sensitive skin. At the heart of the brand is Avène Thermal Spring Water, a natural soothing source clinically shown by over 150 studies to soothe, soften and calm the skin. www.aveneusa.com CAUDALIE Available at Sephora and Nordstrom locations. Caudalie is a cutting-edge French skincare line, known for their exceptional anti-aging technology. Grapevine and grapes contain exceptional powers to develop products that are effective, natural and luxurious. www.us.caudalie.com CLARINS Available at Macy’s and Sephora locations. Founded in 1954, the Clarins brand was born with the desire to advance beauty by making it more real and natural. - 48 www.clarins.com


LANCÔME Available at Sephora, Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom locations. Lancôme is a French fragrance house with an exclusive clientele, and one of the world’s largest luxury skincare companies. www.lancome-usa.com LA ROCHE-POSAY Available at Walgreens, CVS, and Target locations. Recommended by 25,000 dermatologists worldwide, La Roche-Posay Laboratoire Dermatologique develops skin care products for sensitive skin. www.laroche-posay.us LE REMÈDE Le Remède | 1900 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60622 Le Remède, Waxing and French Skincare Boutique brings a unique twist to the traditional spa experience. Customers can expect professional services in a chic and upbeat environment. www.leremedechicago.com L’OCCITANE 108 N. State St. #170 Chicago, IL 60602 900 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 L’Occitane has drawn inspiration from Mediterranean art de vivre and traditional Provencal techniques to create natural beauty products. www.usa.loccitane.com SEPHORA 845 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 2500 N. Mayfair Rd. #120, Wauwatosa, WI 53226 Explore Sephora’s unrivaled selection of makeup, skin care, fragrances and more from classic French and other emerging brands. www.sephora.com SISLEY PARIS Available at Sephora, Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom locations. Sisley is an internationally recognized expert in the field of skincare. Its

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GUERLAIN Available at Saks Fifth Avenue and select Sephora locations. For almost two centuries, Guerlain has been in love with everything that beauty encompasses in fragrance, in skincare and in make-up. www.guerlain.com


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extensive rproduct range has been designed to meet the needs of different skin types and concerns. www.sisley-paris.com T. SALON AND GALLERY 4705 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625 Opened in 2008, T. Salon and Gallery is a full service hair salon dedicated to consistently providing high customer satisfaction. Since 2013, stylist Christian Mignet has brought the French touch to T. Salon, with over 20 years of experience and care. www.tsalonandgallery.com | 773.728.2470 U BE WELL 2 1821 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657 70 E. Lake St. Chicago, IL 60601 U Be Well 2 provides professional massage therapy services. For over 10 years, Aline has specialized in therapeutic, prenatal and ayurvedic massages, as well as in aromatherapy. Aline is a native French speaker. www.ubewell2.com

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--CHICAGO & MILWAUKEE -ANNE FONTAINE 909 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 Discover the European craftsmanship and style of Anne Fontaine, from essential white shirts to wear-everywhere dresses that easily transition from day to night. www.annefontaine.com BACCARAT Available at select Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus locations. A symbol of beauty and crystallized perfection, Baccarat has been a celebration of transfigured senses since 1764. Its fabulous destiny—of magic and fascination, of timeless skill and glassworkers’ panache—is written in sparkling letters. The crystalwork has always drawn inspiration from its roots, its craftsmanship and its heritage to transmute tradition into creation. www.us.baccarat.com

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BERNARDAUD Available at select Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s locations. Elements inc. | 741 N. Wells St. Chicago, IL 60654 George Watts & Son Inc. | 761 N. Jefferson Milwaukee, WI 53202 Bernardaud has mastered the art of French porcelain since 1863, combining craftsmanship and innovation, creativity and heritage and developing technologies in its limoges factory that push the limits of the art of porcelainmaking. www.bernardaud.com BONPOINT 37 E. Oak St. Chicago, IL 60611 Available at select Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus locations. French couture house for children since 1975. Shop quality clothes for girls and boys, from charming dresses to jackets and shoes. www.bonpoint.com BOUCHERON Available at select Neiman Marcus locations. Boucheron, first jeweler of the Place Vendôme, creates fine jewelry, luxury watches and perfumes. A Boucheron creation tells a story, that of the Maison and your own. www.us.boucheron.com CARTIER 630 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago IL 60611 Treiber & Straub | 14740 W. Capitol Dr. Brookfield WI 53005 Cartier stands as one of the world’s most esteemed and respected Maisons in the luxury goods industry. Cartier is renowned worldwide for its high jewelry creations and watches, perfumes and prestige accessories - symbols of craftsmanship and elegance, quality and excellence. www.en.cartier.com CÉLINE Available at select Neiman Marcus, and Barneys New York locations. Céline is a luxury French fashion house founded in 1945 and today under the creative direction of Phoebe Philo. Ready to wear, leather goods, accessories and shoes: the products are central to everything and speak for

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CHANEL 935 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 Bon Ton | Grand Ave. Mall, 331 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53203 “Fashion passes, style remains…” This simple statement captures the essence of Chanel. After almost a century, Chanel continues to inspire women all over the world with its timeless modernity. www.chanel.com CHLOÉ Available at select Nordstrom, Barneys New York, and Saks Fifth Avenue locations. Chloé was founded by an Egyptian-born Parisienne with a bohemian spirit. She created the first “luxury prêt-à-porter” collection. www.chloe.com CHRISTOFLE 40 E. Oak St. Chicago, IL 60611 George Watts & Son | 761 N. Jefferson St. Milwaukee, WI 53202 Thanks to its creations in silver, Christofle is a symbol of luxury and elegance. Since its founding in the mid-19th century, Christofle has been a continous innovative force and has infused each era with a new art of living. www.christofle.com DIOR 933 N. Rush St. Chicago, IL 60611 “True luxury requires genuine materials and the craftman’s sincerity. It is only meaningful when it respects tradition“. Dior is the ultimate symbol of elegance, excellence and luxury. www.dior.com GIVENCHY Available at select Barneys New York and Neiman Marcus locations. Since 1952, Givenchy earned a reputation for breaking with the fashion codes of its time. Today, the house is synonymous with aristocratic elegance, sensuality and fresh romanticism. www.givenchy.com

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HERMÈS 25 E. Oak St. Chicago, IL 60611 Today Hermès is a family company whose craftspeople make, often by hand and always with love, bags and belts, scarves and shoes, ties and travelling furniture, as well as gloves, watches, jewellery and clothes. www.hermes.com JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER Available at Nordstrom locations. Luxury clothing and fragrances for both men and women from fashion’s enfant terrible Jean-Paul Gaultier. www.jeanpaulgaultier.com MAISON MARGIELA Available at select Barneys New York locations. Daring and ambiguous, iconoclastic and avant-garde, the Maison designs Haute Couture, women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, leather goods, and footwear. www.maisonmargiela.com LALIQUE 47 E. Oak St. Chicago, IL 60611 Lalique Interiors Showroom | Merchandise Mart Plz. Ste 6-129 Chicago, IL 60654 | By appointment. Available at select Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdale’s locations. The name Lalique evokes the radiance of jewellery, the wonder of transparency, and the brilliance of crystal. Founded in 1888, Lalique has endured as the ultimate symbol of French luxury. www.lalique.com LANVIN Available at select Barneys New York, and Saks Fifth Avenue locations. One of the first fashion houses in Paris, discover Lanvin’s iconic collections and shows. www.store.lanvin.com LOUBOUTIN 58 E. Oak St. Chicago, IL 60611

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LOUIS VUITTON 919 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago IL, 60611 Between a craftsman’s exceptional technique, and a designer’s vision and inventiveness, Louis Vuitton offers its expertise to bring elegance and distinctiveness to its creations: shoes, watches, leather goods, ready-to-wear, jewelry and accessories. www.us.louisvuitton.com MONCLER 33 E. Oak St. Chicago, IL 60611 Available at select Bloomingdale’s locations. Born in the mountains, lives in the city. Moncler’s quintessential quilted Jacket has remained the choice of the world’s most demanding athletes, the stars of cinema, and the jet set. www.moncler.com SONIA RYKIEL Available at select Barneys New York locations. Deemed the Queen of Knitwear, Sonia Rykiel is known for her elegantly unfinished aesthetic, subverting norms, and eccentric raw edges to her womenswear designs. www.soniarykiel.com VAN CLEEF & ARPELS 933 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 For over a century, the legendary watchmaker-jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels has been combining unparalleled craftsmanship, technical prowess and innovation in all its creations. www.vancleefarpels.com YVES SAINT LAURENT 11 E. Walton St. Chicago, IL 60611 The iconic label is known for its strong, feminine aesthetic and provocative silhouettes, beginning with its first tuxedo for women in 1966. www.ysl.com

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Available at select Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue locations. Christian Louboutin’s high-end stiletto footwear incorporates shiny, redlacquered soles that have become his signature. www.us.christianlouboutin.com


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ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE CHICAGO 810 N. Dearborn St. Chicago, IL 60610 The Alliance Française de Chicago is part of an international network of over 1,100 Alliances and affiliated cultural centers. Its mission is to promote exchange between American and francophone cultures. It offers language classes, cultural events and educational resources. www.af-chicago.org | 312.337.1070 ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE MILWAUKEE 1800 E. Capitol Dr. Milwaukee, WI 53211 The mission of Alliance Française of Milwaukee is to promote, share and celebrate the culture and language of the French-speaking world through clases and educational program. www.afmilwaukee.org | 414.964.3855 EFAC - FRENCH-AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CHICAGO 615 W. Kemper Pl. Chicago, IL 6061 EFAC offers the French Ministry of National Education’s scholastic program, integrated within the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system. www.efachicago.org/en | 773-800-2728

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FRENCH SCHOOL 562 Green Bay Rd. Winnetka, IL 60093 The French School offers French immersion preschool/kindergarten programs for children 2-6 years old. Following the école maternelle curriculum established by the French Ministry of Education, children become fluent in a nurturing environment where early language learning is fun and age appropriate. Daily half-day or full-day programs are available. www.frenchschoolwinnetka.com | 847.501.5800 FINE ARTS MUSIC – PERFORMANCE AND SCHOLARSHIP 410 S Michigan Ave. Suite 410 Chicago, IL 60605 Fine Arts Music – Performance and Scholarship - believes in the transformative and enriching gift of western classical music. As a performing pianist and music educator, Fine Arts Music - Performance and Scholarship founder Ayse Celasun has dedicated her life’s work to encouraging and inspiring young musicians to flourish. www.fineartsmusic-performanceandscholarship.org GEMS WORLD ACADEMY 350 E. S. Water St. Chicago, IL 60601 GEMS World Academy Chicago believes that education extends far beyond four walls. Each and every day, students are infused with an excitement and passion that is unparalleled and enhanced by the innovative technology integrated into a state-of-the-art campus located in downtown Chicago. www.gemsworldacademy-chicago.com | 312.809.8910 LYCÉE FRANÇAIS DE CHICAGO 1929 W. Wilson Ave. Chicago, IL 60640 The Lycée Français de Chicago has been providing a world-class education to American and international students since 1995. Beginning in pre-K and continuing through grade 12, students thrive in a unique multicultural, dual-language learning environment where instruction is provided in French and English. www.lyceechicago.org | 773-665-0066 ext. 201.

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FRENCH INSTITUTE OF THE NORTH SHORE 562 Green Bay Rd. Winnetka, IL 60093 The French Institute of the North Shore offers a variety of classes including conversation, culture and literature, from beginning through advanced levels. Students who are learning French for the first time or brushing up from years past, find a motivating approach and warm setting that inspires them to achieve their goal to speak French. www.frenchinstitutens.com | 847.501.5800


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