As you all know, we love going local. Aside from just supporting local designers and artisans, there is nothing better than discovering a new local boutique. Throughout our many shopping adventures, we have accumulated quite a variety of favorite shops. These five must-visit boutiques top our list, as they have provided us with more than just happy closets; they inspire us every time we enter the doors. Local treasures like these are one-of-a-kind and offer experiences that you can't find anywhere else. Check them out and be sure to pay them a visit on one of these fine summer days!
(boutiques are listed in no particular order)
1935 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Located in the heart of Wicker Park, this garden shop is so much more than just a floral destination. Asrai Garden is filled with vintage, organic, and edgy aesthetics capable of inspiring anyone who walks in the door. From floral masterpieces to beautiful hand made jewelry, from scented candles to crystals and more, this beautiful destination is worth paying a visit to. The women of this shop are true floral artists. We had the pleasure of working with them for our home post not too long ago. Check it out!
1215 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Modern Cooperative specializes in carrying 'carefully-curated' modern furniture collections and home decor. One should also visit Modern Co-op for their exceptional variety of local artisan work. They support artists whose work involves recycled and reclaimed goods and materials - like our favorite, Mineralogy.
1509 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60622
Eskell's website quotes, "Individual style is the statement you get to make to the world about who you are." We think that makes it clear as to why we love this adorable boutique. Eskell is a great shop for unique items, ranging form clothing and beautiful locally-made jewelry, to crystals and current books.
934 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Located on the Armitage shopping stretch, The Art Effect is truly the best place to stop when one is in need of the perfect gift. This shop is filled with adorable trinkets, beautiful jewelry, stationary, home goods, clothing... you name it, you can find it here. The collections are whimsical, playful, special, and unique. You're always in good company when this inviting Lincoln Park store.
1753 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
RSVP may be the coolest place you could shop in Chicago. The space is so urban and the clothes are of such great quality - not much can compare. RSVP is a collective of the industry's top designers. We are talking Hood By Air, Phillip Lim, Acne, Band of Outsiders, Alexander McQueen - to name a few. It's an amazing place to check out if you're into streetwear pieces.
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P.S. "Personal style is accepting who you are." - Diane von Furstenberg