The Best Local Shopping Spots in Chicago

The month’s salary burning in your pockets? Itching to get gifts for friends and family? Curious to find the very best stores, bookshops and markets in Chicago? Is browsing your number one hobby? We understand, and so do our locals, who have their own favorite hidden gems, top picks for when nothing but a bit of window (or actual) shopping will do the trick. Check out their recommended local shops and never fall in a tourist trap again.

AlleyCat Comics – Speakeasy meets bookstore!

AlleyCat Comics – Speakeasy meets bookstore!

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“AlleyCat Comics” in Chicago is a colorful wonderland hidden in a classic ‘coach house’. It’s really a secret gem where speakeasy meets bookstore feeling.

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Argyle Street – Chicago’s only shared street

Argyle Street – Chicago’s only shared street

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“Argyle Street” is Chicago’s first shared street. The concept allows cafes to extend outside their doors and provide spaces for the summer night market…

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Block 37 – A modern mall

Block 37 – A modern mall

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“Block 37” is a mall that’s accessible both from the blue and red EL lines! I come here for my favorite fashion stores, restaurants and the nice cinema.

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Dearborn Denim – Made in CHI, custom-tailored jeans

Dearborn Denim – Made in CHI, custom-tailored jeans

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“Dearborn Denim” in Chicago has real, American-made denim jeans. They even lack the hems so you can have final stitches done on-site and custom for you!

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Good Deal Garage – Vintage deals for days

Good Deal Garage – Vintage deals for days

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“Good Deal Garage” in Chicago is actually an old auto garage converted into a warehouse-like store with antiques, home items and refinished furniture!

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