Peruvian Connection Opens in Lincoln Park

Looking for something unique to wear this Spring? The next time you’re in Lincoln Park, head over to 925 West Armitage Avenue for a big surprise – the lofty space (previously occupied by a hardware store that has since relocated to the south side of this spectacular vintage brick building) now houses Peruvian Connection.

Peruvian Connection Owner/Founder Annie Hurlbut not only runs the business, but also designed the space. What can you find at this store? Don’t expect the ordinary. Luxurious basics, artisan-made jewelry, belts and knitwear imported from the Andes. All contemporary and chichi items to pique the interest of the pickiest fashionistas.

What does Peruvian Collection produce? A timeless collection of unique, artisan-made clothing that draws on the ancient textile traditions in its richly hued alpaca and pima cotton creations. Dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of ethnographic textile traditions, Peruvian Connection presents its luxury fiber collections four times annually, producing original garments for women that include exquisite one-of-a-kind art knits.


About Cindy Burns

Currently writing for TCW's 'Woman About Town' column, Cindy Burns covers Chicago's social scene, events, fashion, and interviews women and men who are making a difference in the world. With an M.A. in American History from DePaul University, Ms. Burns is an author, freelance writer, avid reader and researcher. Ms. Burns has spent over 20 years serving on charitable boards and organizations, and currently serves as a member of the Women's Board of the Joffrey Ballet and the Women's Auxiliary Board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago. She is also an Honorary Member of the Children's Service Board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. When Ms. Burns isn't running around Chicago covering current events, you can find her biking, on the tennis courts, or hiking in a mountainous region of her choice.