With an MBA and a BS in Business Marketing from UIC, Gina Ahn thought she was doing all the right things to achieve a successful career. And yet, even while she landed a fast-paced job in real estate, Ahn felt an inner tug toward a different profession.
"Deep inside, I knew my niche was fashion," says Ahn. "I started doing craft shows on the weekends. My merchandise went everywhere with me Until, one day I decided to drop thie suitcase and make this my home."
Ahn's new shop, Solisq in Barrington's Ice House Mall, is a sun-spashed cozy boutique featuring unique, vintage inspired accessories. She attributes her exotic fashion taste to her Greek upbringing. A native of Athens, Ahn worked with a Greek goldsmith and an import/export company before emigrating to the United States.
From kiss lock coin purses, to antique silver and copper necklaces, Ahn's eclectic and worldly taste is reflected in the merchandise. Yet her prices are down-to-earth reasonable ranging from an $8 faux fur head warmer to the most expensive item in the store -- a $55 sterling silver pendant.
So if you're on a budget but still looking for that unique holiday gift -- a wool cloche with genuine rabbit fur trim perhaps or maybe black leather gloves with florescent between-the-fingers colors, Solisq is the place to shop this season.
Solisq-- Accessories by Gina Ahn is located at 200 Applebee Street, Barrington, IL or shop online at solisq.com.Can't make it to the store? Shop online at