About Us

Essential Elements-Chicago was born out of a desire to bring fashionable, real women clothing to Chicago’s south side with an emphasis on exquisite fabrications, unique styles, and excellent quality. Many of our clothing, shoe, and accessory collections hail from European destinations, along with indie-designers, representing sophisticated artistic styles that never become old in your closet.

Owner, Melanie, has fashion in her veins, rooted from the humble beginnings of family owned businesses along with a savvy and fashion conscious mom. Her strong desire, vision, and faith in God to introduce new and exciting brands that span the globe, caused what was once a neighborhood store to rapidly grow into a shoppers destination, and now with the demands of fulfilling the fashion needs of women everywhere, we’re excited to introduce our dot-com shopping experience, catering to phenomenal-fashionable women far and wide. Our team of fashion mavens consider it a blessing and a privilege to dress women from near and far whether shopping from the comfort of your home/office or enjoying our in-store experience with the professionalism and customer service you deserve.

“It’s in the reach of my arms, the span of my hips, the stride of my step, the curl of my lips. I’m a woman, Phenomenally, Phenomenal woman, that’s me.” -Maya Angelo


Owner, Melanie