Earlier this month, M2 announced on their social media platforms that Claire’s was coming to 3530 N. Southport Avenue. Last year, DavidsTEA and Cosmo Cleaners vacated the space and it has been marketed for lease since mid-2020.
Claire’s (formerly known as Claire’s Boutiques, Claire’s Boutique and Claire’s Accessories) is an American retailer of accessories, jewelry, and toys primarily aimed toward tween and teen girls.
It was founded in 1961 and is based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The company is primarily owned by Elliott Management and Monarch Alternative Capital.
“Claire’s is a global brand powerhouse for self-expression, creating exclusive, curated and fun fashionable jewelry and accessories, and offering world-leading piercing services. The company operates under two brand names: Claire’s and ICING.
We operate 2,300 Claire’s stores in 17 countries throughout North America and Europe and 190 ICING stores in North America. We also sell Claire’s products in thousands of concessions locations in North America and Europe, and we have more than 300 franchised Claire’s stores, located primarily in the Middle East and South Africa.”