Run (don’t walk) over to Fuga Centro’s spa, salon and boutique on Michigan Avenue to ooh and ahh over current apparel and accessory lines shipped directly from Italy. This is a one stop shopping for that holiday/party outfit for women and custom-made suits from Tuscany, handmade shirts from Calabria and accessories for men. While you are there get your hair and nails done in this spacious salon overlooking Michigan Avenue and Millenium Park. Views from this second floor location are awe-inspiring. Salon/spa owners Kristen and Antonio Favaro (Milan experienced) have owned a salon on Southport for the past seven years. They recently collaborated with Lisa and Roberto Pesce to open a salon and boutique at 8 S. Michigan Avenue this past May.
I sat down to talk with Lisa Pesce regarding the current collection showcased in the boutique. The clothing lines were handpicked by the Pesces on a recent buying trip in Italy. Lisa Pesce told me that their goal was to choose clothing that is flattering, realistic and unique from small Italian artisans. Goal accomplished – lots of treasures in this lot. The women’s line also includes scarves, hats, boots from Bologna (to die for), handbags and purses. Men’s hats by Borsalino Co. which started in the mid-1800s (think Humphrey Bogart’s hat in Casablanca).
This Italian-run and family owned business is sure to be successful at their second and new location. For additional information visit www.salonfuga.com.
– Cindy Burns
Photos: Second City Style