tristinstyling Boutique Review: Vive La Femme

With over 40 raving reviews on, and myself as witness to my own satisfied clients, you can believe the hype when you hear that Vive La Femme is the boutique for plus-sized shopping in Chicago… and possibly, the *world! So if you’re stepping into town, whether it’s for business or pleasure, skip the tours and head straight to this boutique.

A week ago, we had an out of town personal shopping booking from a young, stylish, twentysomething professional who was in Chicago for business from California. While we were able to find her a few great pieces at Avenue on State Street, the experience at Vive La Femme was just absolutely stellar.

Yeah yeah… there are a number of stores that cater to plus-sized clothing for women but none of them, and I mean none of them can cough up so many great pieces in one shopping trip! To top it all off, the staff is extraordinary! Vive La Femme owner, Stephanie Sack, is the best. I feel good about sending clients to her without the worry of whether or not they’re going to be taken care of with utmost care.

They haven’t been around for 7 years for nothing.

Vive La Femme will be celebrating its 7 year anniversary in conjunction with local author, Kate Harding, and the release / signing of her book, “Lessons From the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Body.”

Stephanie says,”Kate Harding is a real heroine of mine, She is such a positive influence for women who shop at vive la femme and want to further explore the ideas we enthusiastically promote and have always promoted — to love, accept, and invest in oneself at the size one is right now.”

For more information on the event click here or scroll down to May 15, 2009 on our shopping calendar (right column of this page).

*Boutiques who would like to challenge our opinion of “best in the world”, please e-mail us and we’ll check you out!

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