This antique shop may be just a few blocks removed from the extravagantly modern chain stores that dominate Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile, but its...more
In 1875, Chicago pharmacist Peter Merz's clientele was mostly recent European immigrants. His staff spoke several languages, and they specialized in hand-mixing...more
Jayson Home, on the far edge of Lincoln Park, is quirky-chic enough to qualify as the smaller but feisty Midwestern sister of ABC Carpet & Home, New York...more
Owner Ikram Goldman refined her impeccable if sometimes quirky taste at Ultimo, Chicago's most famous fashion house, before opening her eponymous boutique. Her...more
Arrin Williams, the owner of this Andersonville hoedown of a boutique, knows that local sourcing isn't limited to top chefs. Scouring both Chicago and...more
A self-proclaimed clotheshorse, former lawyer Adam Beltzman was having a hard time finding the clothing—playful but still sufficiently refined—that...more
Alice's owner, Tamara Chapanot, is astute indeed. First she moved her store from its more staid Lincoln Park location to River North's young and superhip art...more
The fact that Chicago Comics has been voted one of the best comic-book shops in the country might not mean much if you're not (a) a child or (b) a fanatic. But...more
More than ten years after first being "discovered" by bohos and style-makers, the neighborhood has earned its high-hip status with the city's most exuberant...more
True to its name, this River North bookstore specializes in what's known as "Lincolniana," but its purview is broader in scope, and includes a museum-quality...more
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