The Men’s Journal Collection pop-up store launched Wednesday, December 7 at the 900 North Michigan Shops honoring Chicago’s Men of the Year and a sneak peek of holiday gifts every man wants! Style Director Suzanne Kopulos was there to celebrate the opening and gadgets and gizmos galore!
Shopping for the man in your life will get a little easier this holiday season with the opening of the first-ever Men's Journal pop-up store in Chicago! From now through Wednesday, December 21, shoppers can visit the temporary gift shop and discover more through an interactive retail showcase of this year’s hottest gear.
The store will feature gift ideas from the 2011 “Gear of the Year” list, which is handpicked by the editors and published in the December/January “Best of” issue, as well as other featured products. Items on display will represent an array of categories including adventure, electronics, fitness, style and travel, and can be ordered online at kiosks throughout the store. I especially loved the dog finder, so no man will ever lose his best friend!
“We have been looking to bring our ‘Gear of the Year’ platform to life, to give consumers a chance to interact with our key brand partners in a retail environment,” said Michael Wolfe, Men’s Journal Publisher. “And we needed to do it in a city that embodied the modern and adventurous spirit that Men’s Journal projects each month. I can’t imagine a more relevant and exciting partner city than Chicago.”
Party goers sipped Woodfood Reserve cocktails and wine, while checking out the latest in gift options and mingling with the Windy City "Men of the Year", a group of accomplished men in the Chicago community selected by Men’s Journal who exemplify the magazine’s mantra “live the interesting life.”
Chicago’s Men of the Year honorees include: Michael Axelrod, Founder of Grant Park Global Ryan Chiaverini, Co-Host of ABC TV’s Windy City Live Roe Conn, Co-Host of “Roe & Roper” on WLS AM and “Front Roe” contributor for ABC TV’s Windy City Live Rick Cooper, Partner of Avec and Publican Mark DeCarlo, “Man About Town” contributor for ABC TV’s Windy City Live Billy Dec, CEO Rockit Ranch Productions/Entertainment Correspondent for ABC TV's Windy City Live Eric Ferguson, Host of “Eric and Kathy” on 101.9 The Mix Matt Forte, Running Back for Chicago Bears Marc Giangreco, ABC7 News Anchor Tim King, Founder & CEO of Urban Prep Academies Tony Mantuano, Chef/Partner at Spiaggia and former Top Chef Masters Season 2 contestant John McDonough, President & CEO of Chicago Blackhawks RichardRoeper, Co-Host of “Roe & Roper” on WLS AM Tom Thayer, Sports Analyst on WBBM’s Chicago Bears radio network and Former Chicago Bear from 1985 Super Bowl Team
The Men’s Journal pop-up shop’s operating hours are Monday - Friday 10 AM to 8 PM, Saturday 9:30 AM – 8 PM and Sunday 11 PM to 6 PM.
(from left) Mark DeCarlo, Ryan Chiaverini, Matt Forte, Rick Cooper, Billy Dec & Michael Wolfe
Meta Smith, Tyra Martin & Terry Nolan
Tim King, Kamau Butcher, Ameet Sachdev & Dom McKay
Ryan Mortimer, Colin Duddy, Bob Frankel, Sarah Neukom & Tyler Bradley