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C'est chic

1925 Monroe St., 255-4363
10 am-6 pm Mon.-Sat., closed Sun.

Stylish girls are always easy to pick out in a crowd. You know them, those girls who click-clack down the street in their black platform heels with enviable ease, who can miraculously pull off gauchos and a ruffled polka-dot shirt and look effortlessly chic, who flaunt such utterly unique baubles and bags that you have to say, 'Where did she get that?'

Jen Van Wart is one of those girls. She is the owner of Twigs, a haven for the fashion-hungry. As she glides around her store in her sky-high Tory Burch heels, draped in a gold chain-link, rhinestone-encrusted Kenneth Jay Lane necklace, she goes from the Rock & Republic denim to the Gryson bags to the Milly shift dresses, squealing, 'Oooh, I love that! Don't you just love that?'

Van Wart's personal style and her flawless eye for fashionable pieces are on display throughout the store. She admits, 'Twigs is simply an expanded version of my own closet.'

Selling what she loves is a business philosophy that has served Van Wart well. Not only is her boutique a hit with her loyal Madison customers, but her Web site,, has in a way become Twigs' second location, catering to a national clientele and garnering the attention of fashion bibles Vogue, InStyle and Lucky.

Be one of the stylish girls with these fabulous pieces: quilted stam satchel in black by Marc Jacobs ($1,275); 'Regatta' jacket in navy by Nanette Lepore ($370); Seahorse clutch in white by Rafà ($275); and a spring staple, gold hammered bangles in a set of five by A.V. Max ($40).

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