Fashion for Him and Her
American Apparel, 1782 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights, (216) 320-1761.
T-shirts are always in style at American Apparel. Update your wardrobe with comfy classics or shop their wide selection of tanks, dresses, shorts, pants and intimate apparel without hurting your checkbook. All clothes are sweatshop-free and made in Los Angeles.
Anna’s Heavenly Closet, 5311 Northfield Rd., Bedford, (216) 475-9780. The store’s selection includes business attire and accessories such as ties, shirts and bags. Group orders and special requests are welcome.
Bliss Boutique, First and Main, 46 Park Lane, Hudson, (330) 342-5477. Owner Nora Giorgi brings clothing from New York City and L.A. to Ohio. The store offers brands like Eva Franco and James Jeans, but also celebrates local creativity by carrying jewelry by area artists.
Country Blues, 134 N. Main St., Hudson, (330) 650-4032. The place for sweater lovers. Choose from more than 150 styles of Woolrich and Alps sweaters, and pick up Lee and Levi jeans and Columbia ski jackets to complete the look.
Cuffs, 18 E. Orange St., Chagrin Falls, (440) 247-2828. A custom his and her boutique with an in-house Hermes-Paris shop. It’s the only establishment between New York and Chicago that carries Hermes bags. Cuffs also has a wine and champagne shop.
HandM, Crocker Park, 214 Crocker Park Blvd., Westlake, (440) 250-9766. This two-story shop offers super-chic and super-affordable fashions for men and women. The women’s section is particularly strong, offering anything from business-casual threads to cute underwear. Design a whole ensemble, complete with sunglasses, belt and bag — often for under $100. HandM has plans to open three more Cleveland locations, including a store at Beachwood Place set to open in November.
Indigo Nation, Crocker Park, 114 Main St., Westlake, (440) 835-0010; Eton, 28839 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, (216) 378-9180. The son of Value City department-store chain owners, the Schottensteins, came up with the Indigo Nation concept for high-end style. Jeans and T-shirts are elevated with designer labels — and prices — from Seven for All Mankind, Joe’s Jeans and Paper Denim.
Jackets and More, 13129 Prospect Rd., Strongsville, (440) 572-1390. Men’s, women’s and children’s sports-team jackets and blazers. Custom embroidery is offered.
Jazzy Looks, 17120 Chagrin Blvd., Shaker Heights, (216) 295-1808. This stylin’ store focuses on modern urban gear.
Jean-o-logy, 2110 S. Taylor Rd., Cleveland Heights, (216) 932-5326. Men and women can find a great pair of jeans and then accessorize with watches, sunglasses, belts, belt buckles, caps and jewelry.
Kilgore Trout, Eton, 28601 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, (216) 831-0488. Fine threads for highly discriminating clothes fanatics. Men’s lines include Etro, Armani, Dolce and Gabbana and Z Zegna. The women’s department includes styles from Missoni and Carmen Marc Valvo.
Kuhlman, Legacy Village, 24939 Cedar Rd., Lyndhurst, (216) 691-0608; Tower City Center, 230 W. Huron Ave., Cleveland, (216) 696-6877. Focusing on business casual, trousers, ties, shirts and blazers, Kuhlman also tailors clothing. The Tower City store is an outlet, so come expecting low prices.
The Mission Boutique, 14625 Madison Ave., Lakewood, (216) 227-0404. Proud sponsor of the Burning River Roller Girls, The Mission carries edgy alternative street wear and dancewear. They also sell shoes, jewelry and handbags. Plus, they’re the only Cleveland store to carry Ed Hardy boots.
Nordstrom, Beachwood Place, 26200 Cedar Road, Beachwood, (216) 378-2121. A leading fashion retailer known for its shoe selection. Hundreds of styles, the most sizes (from 4 through 20 and AAAA through EEEE) and a flexible exchange policy make shopping for sandals, athletic shoes or come-get-me pumps a simple assignment.
Rex Boutique, Asian Plaza, 2999 Payne Ave. Suite 120, Cleveland, (216) 241-3350. This store specializes in Southeast Asian designs in furnishings, jewelry, pictures, accessories and men’s, women’s and children’s fashions.
Riley’s Clothier and Cleaners, 100 N. Main St., Hudson, (330) 656-3343. This store features fashion for men and women by brands such as Tommy Bahama and David Brooks.
Saks Fifth Avenue, Beachwood Place, 26100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, (216) 292-5500. The shopping experience that blends unparalleled style, selection and service. Saks features the finest in women’s and men’s designer collections, sportswear, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, fragrances and jewelry.
Urban Outfitters, Crocker Park, 33 Main St., Westlake, (440) 808-3816. Street styles for club kids, rockers and anyone who wants to dress with a little edge. Clothes, shoes and accessories reflect retro, bohemian and mod influences from Diesel, Ben Sherman and Levi’s.
Volume, 10507 Superior Ave., Cleveland, (216) 229-7039. Authentic and exclusive apparel, such as Mechanic, Miskeen and Academic are carried. Don’t forget to check out Beyonce’s clothing line House of Dereon for some bootylicious delights.