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Chloe Mendel (right) and her partner, Billy Corgan, pose with a dog at Maison Atia’s pop up event on Oct. 25 at PAWS Chicago’s Canine Enrichment Center in Chicago. (Photos submitted by Richard Shay)
An attendee at Maison Atia’s pop up event on Oct. 25 tries on a jacket at PAWS Chicago’s Canine Enrichment Center in Chicago.
Erin Yarnall, Editor
5:23 am CST November 25, 2018

For Highland Park resident Chloe Mendel, fashion has always been in her blood.

Mendel, a sixth-generation furrier, started working for her family’s business, J. Mendel, a designer fashion label when she was “in middle school.”

“I never expected to get into the business,” Mendel said. “We grew up around designers, around furriers, it was just like a second home.”

Mendel said she “didn’t know how” she would fit into the luxury fashion world, but after interning for her family’s business, she made a move on her own.