les lunes womens clothing chicago 500 michigan ave

Les Lunes defines business-class chic.

By Amber Gibson

Les Lunes, 500 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, 312-595-1434, leslunes.com

“You never know who you are going to run into on a plane,” remarks Les Lunes CEO and founder Anna Lecat. Her dresses and pants feel like loungewear yet are elegant enough for flirting with your favorite celebrity should you hit the seat-assignment jackpot. The brand’s understated yet sophisticated pieces come in several hues, from neutral to bold, and are easily mixed and matched. A new menswear line features pants, tees and boxers.

Lecat speaks fluent French and Mandarin — useful as her clothing is designed and fitted in Paris and manufactured in Shanghai. She lived in the Chinese city for 16 years and now has her own factory there, employing 50 skilled local seamstresses. “They are paid almost triple the market rate and are treated as members of the Les Lunes family,” she explains. “We don’t do conveyer-line production. Each garment is made by one person from beginning to end.”

Ethical and sustainable production is of paramount importance, and the breathable bamboo fabric is undeniably luxurious. Bodysuits fit better than lingerie, and the leggings are softer than yoga pants (once you try on a pair, you won’t want to take them off).

Read this article as it appears in the magazine.

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