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SF Fashion Designer Cuyana Pops Up in Chicago

Just in time for the frenzied holiday shopping season, followers of exclusive fashion designer Cuyana can now head over to 840 West Armitage and browse in their well-heeled pop-up shop there.

The store, which will offer “fewer, better” women’s clothes and accessories, will remain open until Christmas Eve. The brand is known for its special feminine look which is classic and exclusive.

“We want to bring our retail experience to as many of our customers as possible and continue growing our presence in cities around the country, and eventually the world,” said Karla Gallardo, CEO and co-founder of Cuyana.

Gallardo grew up in Ecuador where the native language is Quechua and cuyana translates to mean “to love.”

“Our Chicago pop-up is designed to reflect the same level of detail that makes up our product designs,” Karla added. “The space embodies our fewer, better philosophy with a clean aesthetic filled with curated corners and beautiful product moments.”

The brand sells their product directly to the consumer rather than through traditional retailers. The pop-up will be furnished tastefully, with custom-designed furniture with classy brass and marble trimmings. The shop will also have on display “fresh finds” from all over the globe. A special treat will be live monogramming every day at the West Armitage store.

Earlier this year Cuyana hosted a three-day pop-up at Interior Define in Chicago, a customer furniture designer. This November-December pop-up will be Cuyana’s first freestanding in Chicago.