Obviously I have recently done some good deed because it feels like the Universe is rewarding me. One of my favorite hotels, theWit (201 North State), and stores, Haberdash (607 and 611 North State), are joining forces to create Haberdash at theWit. In what may be the most epic of epic collaborations, Haberdash at theWit is an expertly curated pop-up shop that will feature designs from one of Chicago’s premier menswear destinations. For all you lovers of men’s fashion, this is not a dream, the AAA Four Diamond Doubletree by Hilton hotel will be hosting the shop in their lobby starting tomorrow (May 24, 2013). You will be hit with the spirit of the pop-up shop as soon as you enter the door as the front desk staff and bellmen will be debut newly designed uniforms specially created and styled by Haberdash. The pop-up shop will feature a collection of hard to find footwear, apothecary, and accessory brands like Filson, Reigning Champ and more. This partnership has the feel of something special and the two companies are excited.
“We came up with this pop-up shop concept as a team because we felt that guests at theWit would appreciate the expert styling, level of service and quality craftsmanship Haberdash offers its customers. It’s a chance for us to offer guests a well-rounded experience while staying at our hotel and introduce them to a brand that’s in line with ours. That’s why this collaboration with Haberdash is such an exciting endeavor for us and a natural fit. Both brands are approachable, modern, fun and have distinctive personalities,” said Sharon Trudell, director of marketing, theWit.
“Haberdash at theWit is a great brand extension for both companies. We compliment one another’s lifestyle approach to brand marketing. Our highly curated product assortment will complement theWit’s client on the move needs and desires,” said Jerry Kamhi, CEO of Haberdash.
If you’re not familiar with Haberdash then now is the time to get in tune, it’s a classically modern mix of brands you know and brands you should know but don’t, all perfectly curated for the modern gentleman. They carry brands like L.B.M. 1911, Baldwin Denim, Gitman Bros, Alden and many more. It’s such an amazing men’s store that GQ mentioned it as “A Store To Fly For.” What I’m trying to say is…it’s kind of a big deal. Now that you can get a feel for Haberdash inside of the architecturally stunning and award-winning theWit hotel, you just can’t lose. Even theWit’s State and Lake Chicago Tavern is celebrating this partnership, throughout the duration of Haberdash at theWit, the feature cocktail will be “The Suit & Tie,” which will feature Koval Whiskey, orange bitters and huckleberry. The hotel itself is even offering a special room package that is now available. The Haberdash at theWit package will include overnight accomodations, a $50 gift card to Haberdash, a custom tie, an Apothecary Face and Body in Room set, and a personalized styling session at Haberdash. That’s a lot of stuff in one package, to book it just visit www.theWithotel.com/specials or call 312-467-0200 for more details. Haberdash at theWit will be open daily from 10AM – 7PM.