- August 31, 2012
When you combine the magnetism of Forty Five Ten with the intimacy of Five and Ten, there’s a common denominator: wunderkind Brian Bolke. And, come mid-October, expect a retail triumvirate with the opening of Number One, a boutique curated with an organic point of view. Bolke explains, “Number One is really about the best, but best as defined in a new way … best sourced, best tasting, best feeling, best smelling, best for the earth. It embodies every aspect related to taking care of oneself — what we put in our bodies, on our bodies, and surround ourselves with.” The space (designed by Droese Raney Architecture) will feature soaring ceilings, exposed-brick walls and windows taken from Highland Park Village’s original soda-fountain location. The store lineup includes fashion from Urban Zen by Donna Karan, Kristensen de Nord, Herff Christiansen, The Lady and The Sailor, and the introduction of a Number One collection. Jewelry from Jeanine Payer and Marion Cage and home-related offerings from Diptyque, Côté Bastide and Heath Ceramics round out the mix. But perhaps the most enticing addition involves Bolke’s collaboration with Dana Card, founder of Le Jus. Organic pressed juices, coffee, teas and artisanally crafted food can be ordered in or taken to go. At press time, shop hours were still pending, but expect doors to open early enough to satisfy anyone with a Number One track mind. 1 Highland Park Village. 214.520.0101. numberonelejus.com.
Urban Zen by Donna Karan