Shopaholics unite! With shopping destinations like the Magnificent Mile, Chicago is a great place for a healthy dose of retail therapy. Aside from the malls and boutiques, Chicago is also home to plenty of vintage and second-hand shops worth your attention. Buying vintage is high on the green-living scale, since it means giving a garment a second life. And every once in a while, shopping vintage means possibly finding that one-of-a-kind piece that will make you the envy of all your fashionista friends.
Check out this list of vintage shops in the Windy City and get ready to score big time!
Jewelry & Clothes: Lulu’s
900 N. Michigan, 3rd Floor.
Head over to Lulu’s for some amazing jewelry and fashion finds. The racks are jam packed with unique dresses and accessories that you’ll be happy to pack up and take with you.
Bridal and Occasion Dresses: Silver Moon
1721 West North Avenue
If you are the kind of gal that wants to show up to the party with that statement dress that no one else is wearing, definitely visit Silver Moon. The very knowledgeable and skilled staff will help you find your frock and expertly alter it so that the fit is as perfect in real life as you imagined.
Unique Men’s and Women’s Fashion: Knee Deep Vintage
1425 W 18th Street
Hunting for a few downtown vintage pieces at thrift prices? Check out Carlos’s collection at Knee Deep. Well-organized racks of shirts, trousers, dresses and more are waiting for you; plus pick up some kitschy housewares to up your cool factor.