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It’s in the Bag

Neapolitan Collection hosts Gilles Mendel for an exclusive trunk show.

“Though Gilles loves to be in his atelier and work behind the scenes, he thought it would be good to come to Neapolitan and get to know the Chicago ladies better.” –Kelly Golden, Owner of Neapolitan

Fashion superstar Gilles Mendel of J. Mendel fame hit town to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Winnetka’s Neapolitan Collection. The French designer, who lives and works in New York City, hosted an exclusive trunk show at the boutique, and then was the honored guest at an intimate dinner party at a Sheridan Road home. “Our business and partnership with Gilles and the J. Mendel brand has been growing over the past few years,” says Neapolitan’s owner Kelly Golden. In addition to showing off his gowns, cocktail dresses, furs and resort pieces, Mendel introduced his spring handbag collection—think calfskin clutches, python totes, alligator minaudières—which is being offered for the first time at Neapolitan. Neapolitan Collection, 713 Elm St., Winnetka, 847.441.7784