One of Chicago’s most notable jewelers, Burdeen’s has expanded to the Magnificent Mile—and we couldn’t be more excited.
World-class timepieces beckon in the exquisite surroundings of the newly opened Burdeen’s Jewelry Michigan Avenue storefront.
A lot has changed since Dennis and Sandy Burdeen opened their Buffalo Grove family-owned fine jewelry store in 1980. The most recent update? A third Gold Coast location in the city’s premier retail district with a new storefront on Michigan Avenue. “My store and myself have very humble beginnings,” says second-generation owner Matt Burdeen. “When I bought the business from my parents, we were in a strip mall with two employees. Now we have close to 50 employees and four locations.” At the new Burdeen’s Jewelry location, clients can expect vintage jewelry, timepieces from Grand Seiko and one of the country’s largest selections of pre-owned timepieces—plus incredible interior design from renowned Chicago firm Studio K. Responsible for high-profile restaurant projects like Nobu, Monteverde and Girl & the Goat, the design team created an aesthetic that “feels more like you are entering a luxury apartment than a retail showroom,” Burdeen describes. He highlights a porcelain chandelier that towers over the center of the boutique, which was made by a Romanian artist and features handcarved pieces. Also new are upcoming watchmaking classes held by the jeweler’s own in-house master watchmakers, which Burdeen hopes will help to grow clients’ appreciation for the world of timepieces. Above all, Burdeen emphasizes that clients can still expect the same VIP, family hospitality service that the other locations have, noting, “Every experience needs to be an important one.” 909 N. Michigan Ave., burdeens.com
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