Threadless is an online t-shirt company whose headquarters are located in Chicago. The headquarters are at 1260 West Michigan Street which can be reached easily via bus and within a semi short walk from the blue line. They've been open since 2000. Artists can submit their work and people vote whether or not they want to wear [...]
Enjoy is located at 4723 North Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Square. The shop is full of random and eclectic items. From soaps, teas, backpacks, socks, books and more. It's a fun shop to look around at and a great shop to browse if you need a gift for someone.
Bucket o'Blood is located at 2307 North Milwaukee Avenue near the California Blue Line stop in Logan Square. Bucket o'Blood is an independent genre used Book and Record shop specializing in speculative fiction, horror, fantasy, and science fiction. It's a small shop but a great place to pick up genre fiction or look at records.
The t-shirt Deli has two shops in Chicago one in Andersonville and one in Bucktown. This customized t-shirt store is set up like a new york style deli shop. With t-shirts rolled up and in cases like meat and font options and colors set up like cheeses. They make t-shirts and other apparel however you [...]
Eataly is a two story shopping experience located at 43 E Ohio St. I call it an experience, sometimes a monster, because the first time I went it was super confusing. I'm sure the fact I went after it had only recently opened and was packed to the brim didn't help. It has 23 restaurants, a [...]
After-words is an independent bookstore in Chicago located at 23 East Illinois Street. They don't have wifi but they do have a couple PC's located in the basement that people can use for about $2.50 every 15 minutes. They also have different events and signings at their store. A couple of their books on the [...]
In old Chinatown pretty close to the main arch on Wentworth Avenue is a small little shop that reads Kpop Kpop Kpop. Kpop is a shortened term for Korean pop music. No photos are allowed on the inside but if you walk up the steps past the Chicago tourist items the ceilings are decorated with wall [...]
Wolfbait & B-girls is an independently owned shop in Logan Square located at 3131 W. Logan Blvd. The shop hosts locally made wares including clothing, accessories and more from over 150 different designers and artists. The shop is named after a title given to girls in the 1950's who moved to the city in search [...]
The Coffee and Tea Exchange is located on 3311 N. Broadway in Lake view. The Coffee and Tea Exchange is a shop packed with coffee beans, tea, spices, pastries and more. You can buy loose leaf teas or coffee beans to take home or have them made for you there. They have a wall filled [...]
Fleur is a flower shop in Logan Square located at 3149 west logan blvd. This little shop does flower arrangements, gifts and some potted plants. Their flower arrangements give off a relaxing antique feel. It's a nice relaxing shop to step into and just look around. When I stopped by it was partially out of [...]