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Uno de 50 Trunk Show

Uno de 50 trunk show


You’re invited!

Please join us in-store on Saturday June 6th for an Uno de 50 trunk show.

10am- 6pm at Art Effect 934 W. Armitage Ave. Chicago 60614

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We’re excited to bring this iconic Spanish jewelry line to Chicago! Join us on the 6th to shop special pieces brought in from Madrid exclusively for the event.  The extensive line features a range of styles from simple bangles to statement necklaces and earrings starting at $69. A representative from Uno de 50 will join us in-store to help you find the perfect piece and style your selections. Uno de 50 designers combine a modern sensibility with traditional artistry to appeal to women of all ages.


Uno de 50 Jewelry

Get a sneak peek at the Uno de 50 trunk show with the collection in store now. The handcrafted jewelry is plated in Silver or Gold and incorporates Swarovski Elements crystals and leather into the looks. Shop now to find your next favorite wear-everyday style, or a perfect gift for someone special. We love to stack Uno de 50 bracelets, the mix of textures and shapes create endless styling possibilities.

The brand was created in the late 90’s by a team of designers striving to create something unique. The first Uno de 50 collections limited production to fifty pieces of each design. Over the years, as the brand grew and demand increased, they produced larger quantities, but continue to create editions of 50 for special pieces each season. The line is completely handmade in Spain with great attention to detail. Uno de 50’s signature process uses a metal alloy cast in hand carved molds. The cast pieces are plated with 15 micron Sterling Silver or 3 micron Gold. Today the line is sold in 40 countries and has been featured in Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire.

Save the date for our June 6th Trunk show and  Shop Uno de 50 online.


A $20 Gift

Time to start your Spring shopping!

Shop now and we’ll give you $20 mad cash to spend with us in April!


Spend $100 or more before tax, on a single transaction with us between 3/13 & 3/31 to receive a $20 credit good toward a purchase in April. Limit one credit per customer, not redeemable for cash. Happy Shopping!

Chic Outfits with Winter Sale Items

Now that the holidays have come and gone, the last thing you should be doing is shopping, right?  Wrong!  The sale section of Art Effect is packed with amazing, guilt-free pieces that will help you step up your style in 2015.  It was a difficult decision, but I’ve put together three amazing outfits using my favorite sale pieces.  The prices are low, but the style is high.  Merry Christmas to you!


Outfit #1


  • Sam & Lavi top, was $156, now $117
  • Honey Punch skirt, was $68, now $51
  • Just USA vest, was $60, now $18
  • Necklace $45

I love the cool contrast in this look—it’s feminine and edgy and on-trend all at once.  The floral top adds sweetness to the metallic pleather skirt, but the denim vest keeps it casual.  A great statement necklace with colors echoing those in the top ties it all together.

I’d finish off the outfit with some nude flats or wedges or light brown boots—perfect for brunch with the girls.  While it’s cold, you could also rock it with tights and booties.  However, I think the look is best kept as something to look forward to when the weather warms up—dark tights could weigh it down.

All of these items are also super versatile.  The vest would look great over a floral dress or maxi, the top with skinny or boyfriend jeans, and the skirt with almost any color top.  Of course, that statement necklace dazzles with everything.

Outfit #2


  • Angel Eye dress, was $94, now $47
  • Angela William hat, was $52, now $39
  • Bracelet was $48, now $24

I’m head over heels for this dress—it’s under $50 and it looks like it came off of a recent Dolce & Gabbana runway!  The print is fabulous, the fit-and-flare shape is so flattering, and the long sleeves keep it chic.  It can be worn for dressy occassions or for every day.
I’ve styled a casual, boho-chic look here.  A brown floppy hat is effortless looking and on-trend, and this bracelet combines feminine and earthy vibes (just like the dress!) with its high shine and cute fabric tassel.  Finish the look with some tall, brown boots and a crossbody bag.
This frock would also look great with a thick, brown belt or knit tights and ankle booties. For a dressier occasion, pair it with some tall wedge sandals and big earrings or a long, layered necklace and you’re ready to go!

Outfit #3


  • Dance & Marvel sweatshirt, was $78, now $39
  • Henry & Belle jeans, were $148, now $111
  • Wanted sneakers, were $50, now $25
  • Earrings, $20

Let me introduce your new favorite weekend outfit!  This is no average sweatshirt.  It’s made of trendy neoprene, has metallic mesh detailing along the torso, and is a cool floral print.  Keep all the focus on this statement piece with a great pair of black skinny jeans (for an extra-stylish look, cuff them at the ankles) and sleek accessories.

I love simply chic, geometric gold earrings that mimic the netting with this top.  Their simplicity plays off the wild sweatshirt in an unexpected, chic way.  Metallic slip-on sneakers fit in with both the sparkle and the athletic vibe of the rest of the look.  You could also finish the outfit with some flat black ankle boots or ballet flats.

As wild as it is, you can still wear this sweatshirt a number of different ways.  It would look chic with a black mini skirt and boots, or with a white button down peeking out from underneath.  You could also rock it with pleather leggings or distressed blue jeans.


I was honestly overwhelmed by all the great pieces on the sale rack at Art Effect right now, so I’d recommend heading over ASAP and making some more outfits of your own!  Happy shopping, everyone!


Katy is a sophomore at Haverford College in Pennsylvania majoring in English.  She loves fashion and is proud to be from Chicago!  In addition to her own personal style blog, (http://katyherman.wordpress.com/), she writes for the online magazine College Fashion.  She’d love to work for a print fashion magazine as a stylist and editor one day.  

Lincoln Park Holiday Shop Hop!

We’ll be open late on Thursday December 4th, 4-8pm! Come and explore Lincoln Park boutiques along Armitage, Halsted, and Webster at a Holiday Shop Hop. Local bloggers will be recommending gifts for everyone on your list, and local eateries will be providing bites and sips.


We’ll have cupcakes from Swirlz and after 5pm, Emily of Isn’t that Charming and Maya of Charmingly Styled will be in-store spreading holiday cheer!

Meet Emily of Isn’t That Charming

Meet Maya of Charmingly Styled

Treats from Swirlz Cupcakes

Participating Stores and Bloggers:
All She Wrote: Tomissa of She Loved Life
Art Effect: Emily of Isn’t that Charming and Maya of Charmingly Styled
Barbour: Ashlee of Kinks are the New Pink and Jess of The Golden Girl
Comfort Me Boutique: Laurie of 312 Beauty and Monica of Caravan of Style
Green Goddess Boutique: Rachel of An Eventful Life and Samantha of Gold Coast Girl
Fox’s Designer off-Price: Lauren of Lakeshore Lady and Erin of Color Me Styled
Francesca’s Collection: Peggy of Hallways are my Runways and Jill of Hot Pink Style
Kiehl’s: Caitlin of A Cheeky Fox
Little Black Dress: Maria of The Style Letters and Jennie of 2 girls 2 cities
Londo Mondo: Nicole of Cedar and Rush and Sara of Project Soiree
Pilates Pro Works: Jeana of A Sweat Life
Essentia: Ashlee of The Little Foxes
Lululemon: Liz of Adrian-James
Oh, Olive: Kit of The Kittchen
Pure Barre: Sara of Lakeshore Runner
Rara Avis: Jamie of House and Hanger
Shop857: Jennie of Actually, just Jennie and Shaheen of Lows to Luxe
Stella Barra: Christina of Chritiques
Studio Fit: Sarah of The Balanced Babe
Ten Thousand Villages: Sarah of The Kissing Booth Blog

Best of 2014 Chicago Shopping

Make it Better asked it’s readers to vote for their favorite businesses and services in the Chicagoland area. Over 90,000 verified votes were cast in over 11 categories! We are thrilled that Art Effect has been named the best shopping destination for boutique clothing in Chicago!

Here’s what Make it Better had to say about us, “A Lincoln Park shopping destination, Art Effect combines trendy and classic pieces at a variety of price points.” Thanks so much for the support!

Art Effect Best clothing boutique of 2014

Sidewalk Sale!

Sidewalk Sale


Join us this weekend for our biggest sale of the season! The annual Lincoln Park sidewalk sale is a not to be missed event. Enjoy a day of shopping, July 19th & 20th, along Armitage, Halsted, and Webster Avenues with great deals on everything from designer clothes to housewares, shoes, and fine hand-made jewelry from your favorite Lincoln Park Boutiques!



Enter to win a prize package of gift certificates when you post pics from the sidewalk sale! Tag your posts with #LPsidewalksale and follow @lincolnparkma along with the boutique you’re shopping at on instagram!

Three lucky shoppers with the most posts will win!

Post photos on instagram July 19th or 20th to enter share your photos on Facebook and twitter too. Prize may include gift certificates from: Art Effect, Bedside Manor, Comfort Me Boutique, Erin Gallagher Jewelry, The Green Goddess, Monograms on Webster, Monica + Andy, Shop 857, Tabula Tua, Underthings and more…


sidewalk sale instagram


Guest Post: Katy’s Summer Picks

As a fashion lover/blogger from Chicago, I know a day browsing at Art Effect is always fruitful.

The pieces this season really bring a smile to your face, are on-trend but still unique, and perfect for summer.  While it was hard to choose, these are my top 5 must-haves for the season.

1. A fun, versatile dress

A bright, bold printed dress is a must for summer. There are a whole host of options at Art Effect, but this one is my favorite. The tribal print bodice is really on-trend, and where the waistline hits is very flattering. The skirt is super comfy too! This dress works for everything from dressier events (with black heeled sandals) to a casual day out (with flats or flip-flops and a jean jacket). 

Sugar Lips Maxi Dress, $128


2. A cute crossbody bag

I’m in love with this little bag, and the hands-free style is perfect for a night out on the town or a day outdoors. With the best pieces, it’s the details that make them exceptional. The zipper pull of this bag says “have fun” and it comes with a note inside bearing the same summer-ready message. The zipper itself brings a pop of neon yellow and the bag is lined with heart-printed fabric. It just brings a smile to my face!

Ban.do Bag, $38


3. A Cool Crop Top

I’m loving crop tops, one of summer’s biggest trends, paired with everything from daisy dukes for a festival, boyfriend jeans for a day out shopping or a high-waisted skirt for a chic event. This one has structure and an awesome print to make it extra fashion-forward, and it’s not too revealing—a fun way to try the trend (plus it looks great with the bag!).

Minkpink Crop Top, $60

 4. A denim vest

A frayed and faded denim vest takes the simplest summer outfits into more stylish territory.  Plus, it’s as versatile as your favorite jeans:  throw it on with shorts, your go-to sundress, or a midi skirt.  You can also totally personalize it—add pins collected on all your summer adventures, or major statement jewelry for cool contrast.

Others Follow Vest, $60


5. A Bright Pendant Necklace

Throwing a pendant necklace on over any casual outfit adds a fun, effortless feel.  I love these bright tassels.  I took the pink one above home with me, but there are a great variety of colors in store.  In the summer I always look for jewelry that can have a personal feel, that I can wear with every outfit.  These necklaces fit the bill, as do all of Art Effect’s delicate bracelets and rings.  These tassels also add pop to a simple dress, and if you’re looking for more shots of color, Art Effect has so many bold statement necklaces it was hard for me to choose just one!

Single Tassel Necklace, $38

Every summer, I like to infuse my wardrobe with some new staples that I’ll wear all season and that will give all my old favorites a refresh.  I love these five pieces, and since I had so much fun on my shopping day, here’s another for good luck:

6. Loose printed pants (Bonus!)

katy-6Ranking with the crop top as one of the biggest trends right now are slouchy printed pants.  These are loose and comfy to keep you cool (in every sense of the word), but still have some shape.  The print is bold and summery, and personally I prefer a floral print like this one on flowy pants (as opposed to the commonly seen tribal pattern) for boho novices like myself.  This may be one of the comfiest trends ever, and these pants are a great way to try it.

Ella Moss Pants, $158

Wishing you all a stylish summer, and happy shopping!


Jewels & Jeans Trunk Show

You’re Invited! Join us on Saturday May 3rd for a trunk show with two of our favorite local designers! Shop a special spring collection from Aviva Rose jewelry and Henry & Belle Jeans. Save 20% on your trunk show order when you purchase two items from Aviva Rose or purchase two items from Henry & Belle. Just in time for Mother’s Day, take one for yourself and we’ll wrap one for Mom!

In-store event at Art Effect 934 W. Armitage Ave. 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Jewls & Jeans Trunk Show

About Henry & Belle
More than jeans, Henry & Belle is an endearing love story about family, fashion and philanthropy… Henry Mann and his wife Belle started designing in the garment district of Chicago in 1931. Inspired by Belle’s confident character and chic sophistication, Henry designed each style with Belle as his muse. They always focused on the highest quality fabrics and finishes. As their success grew, so did their commitment to give back to their community. Today the Mann family continues to fulfill this tradition of craftsmanship and humanitarianism. By wearing Henry & Belle jeans, you help raise awareness and funds for diverse issues we support in your local community.

About Aviva Rose Jewelry
A love of jewelry and an instinctive ability to create is what led Pamela Cohen to where she is today: the designer, founder, owner and creator of Aviva Rose. Living in the suburbs of Chicago, Pamela uses her passion and enthusiasm to find unique and unusual pieces from around the world. She gives much of the credit of her unique creativity to her two muses: her daughters Franki Aviva and Gabi Rose. The name of her line represents that commitment and love, and her desire to continually create a variety of magnificent pieces seems boundless.

Hope to see you there!

We made the list!



This month’s House Beautiful includes the magazine’s first ever coast to coast guide of the best design stores in America. From New York to LA, they’ve picked 8 neighborhoods to feature, each with unique shops to inspire you to keep decorating. Our very own Lincoln Park’s dynamic shopping scene  is highlighted and we’re thrilled to be on the selective list!

Here’s what they said about us: “A beloved boutique with hot-pink walls that reflect its outside-the-box vibe. Owl bookends and monogrammed tumblers share shelf space with decorative handcrafted ribbons and vintage charts.”

See the whole story over at  House Beautiful. 


Shop Now, Earn Mad Cash

Spring ahead with our special offer; shop with us in March and we’ll give you $25.00 mad cash to spend in April!

Spend $100.00 or more on a single transaction in March, online or in store, to receive the $25.00 credit, limit one credit per customer. Not to be combined with other offers.

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