AKIRA - State St
Since AKIRA has outposts all over Chicago, the company has tailored the merchandise, music, & visuals in each store to reflect the signature style of its geographical location. Each store's stylists are well-versed in the latest, largest national and international trends. Sexy dresses, denim, jewelry, & handbags from over 200 designer brands and smaller fashion houses line the walls at AKIRA, ensuring that even the most discerning customer won't leave the store empty-handed. Standout labels such as Jeffrey Campbell shoes, For Love and Lemons, Mink Pink, Senso shoes, OCC Lip Tar, One Teaspoon, Jessica Simpson shoes, Melissa footwear, and BCBG are guaranteed crowd-pleasers.
Although AKIRA’s eclectic offerings and knowledgeable stylists have earned AKIRA its renown, its co-founders—Erikka Wang and Eric Hsueh, —attribute the company’s success to their loyal customers. As a way of giving back to the communities who have supported it so loyally over the years, AKIRA has benefited over 30 charities with fashion shows, in-store parties, and promotions. These charities include Make a Wish, Unicef, the American Red Cross, and the Special Olympics. Year after year, AKIRA partners up with Imerman Angels, a non-profit cancer support organization, to put on a huge Garden of Eden fashion show.