Splendid opened in Chicago’s Southport Corridor in 2014, and closed in 2019 at 3510 N. Southport Avenue, where Johnny Was is today. Over the past month, Splendid has started listing job openings again throughout the Internet. We reached out to Splendid and they have confirmed they will be reopening a store on Southport Avenue, but would not disclose the address.
“Just like the universal and timeless appeal of a great song, Johnny Was designs clothes that cross cultures and defy trends. With a bohemian spirit and a true sense of authenticity, we take our inspiration from anything that is beautiful, genuine and special—a striking piece of artwork, the luxurious hand-stitching on a vintage dress or the natural simplicity of a vibrant bougainvillea.
Our signature embroideries and effortless silhouettes are unparalleled. After more than 30 years of our artisan-inspired stitch work and luxe fabrications, the undying allure speaks for itself. For the woman looking to showcase her personal style, while appreciating the thoughtful details of timeless techniques. An aesthetic that embraces our California-based lifestyle but always with a global vision.
It’s the gorgeous details in life that make it beautiful, and that’s what we strive to create with Johnny Was. Embrace the beauty, look beyond and enjoy the journey.\”
Johnny Was has stores all over the country and is expanding rapidly. It is also sold at high-end department stores such as Neiman Marcus.
The rain has finally stopped long enough for us to get our annual photos of the Southport Corridor during summertime. Some of these view will look quite different next summer with the addition of SoulCycle and J. Crew coming, along with the proposed Southport TOD.