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2 years
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Two Indie Art and Gift Shops Open on the North Side

Etsy-esque Emporiums
It’s become Chicago’s unofficial map—that typographic neighborhood poster created by local graphic designer Jenny Beorkrem of Ork Posters that’s likely hanging on your living room wall…

2 years
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Luxury Garage Sale Opens in Old Town This Week

Buy It Now
Without close inspection, the casual passerby wouldn’t realize Luxury Garage Sale (1658 N. Wells St., 312-291-9126, luxurygaragesale.com)—with its luxe patterned wallpaper, rich blue velvet curtains, and lack of mothballs—is actually a consignment shop…

2 years
ago

 

Ethical Shopping at SAKS Chicago This Week

Helping Handmade
This isn’t the usual Oscar de la Renta, Dolce & Gabbana, or Escada trunk show scene at SAKS Fifth Avenue (700 N. Michigan Ave., First Floor, 312-944-6500, saksfifthavenue.com)…

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2 years
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Nike Chicago Reopens After Renovation

Bo Still Knows
After closing in March for renovations, Nike Chicago (669 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-6363) reopened its Michigan Avenue flagship store last week…

2 years
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1154 Lill Studio Custom Handbags Now in 900 North Michigan Shops

So You Think You Can Design?
Custom design is completely addicting. (As proof, just play around with NikeiD’s sneaker maker or Jonathan Adler’s furniture customizer for a few minutes . . . or hours.) Chicago has its own DIY design enabler in 1154 Lill Studio

2 years
ago

 

New Vintage Clothing Stores Hit Wicker Park

Nouveau Old
Wicker Park has long been a destination for second-hand clothes and thrift scores, and two recent openings are putting Milwaukee Avenue back on the vintage lover’s map…

2 years
ago

 

Wicker Park and Bucktown Shops Hold Biggest Sidewalk Sale of the Year

Last Call
It’s going to be hard to walk out the front door this weekend without running into a festival, whether it’s West Town’s Food Truck Social, the South Loop’s Bash on Wabash, the West Loop’s Fashion in the Streets and Randolph Street Market, or the Bucktown Arts Festival. And that’s just to name a few…