A staple of Chicago living is discovering new shops in all the colorful neighborhoods around the city. Places like Andersonville, Boystown, and Wicker Park have streets lined with small businesses created by Chicagoans for Chicagoans. In a time where we can’t enjoy walking through these businesses, we can still come together and continue to support them through online shopping. The internet once again proves pivotal in times like these. Find a nice gift for a friend’s birthday coming up, Mother’s Day, or splurge on yourself, while supporting Chicago shops. We compiled a list of Chicago shops you can support, check out their Instagram for a reminder of why our city is so great.
Found Objects @foundobjects
This shop offers handcrafted accessories, primarily earrings with a modern touch. The signature pieces are unique and made of material like leather and create gorgeous sophisticated looks. Found Objects Instagram showcases their creations and inspiring quotes.
Milk Handmade @milkhandmade
This Andersonville boutique sells ethical and sustainable clothing. Clothes sold here are created by independent designers primarily located in Chicago. For a modern city look, consider buying their statement pieces that are both comfortable and stylish.
Sacred Art @sacredartchicago
Sacred Art is a local goods shop selling home goods, jewelry, prints, paintings, photography, stationery created by local artists. If you’re looking for eccentric items that you can’t find anywhere else, you’ll find great options at Sacred Art.
Sir and Madame @sirandmadame
This fashion-forward boutique offers women and men’s clothing for elevated and sophisticated urban living.
Silly Buddy @shopsillybuddy
Silly Buddy sells adorable accessories for your furbabies. Check out their page to see their adorable scarves, bows, leashes, and collars!
Lawrence&Argyle sells clothing and pins with messages that celebrate American Heritage. Half the profit is then donated to a different organization each quarter.
Iris Atelier @iris.atelier
Located in West Town, this atelier creates gorgeous headbands and other accessories by hand.
Rocket Relics @rocketrelics
Rocket Relics creates wonderful handmade soy candles and use repurposed containers giving these items a distinctive look.
Winnie Cooper @winniecooperboutique
This women-owned online shop offers women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories with outfits for all occasions in city living.
Just One Vintage @justonevintage
Located in Pilsen, this thrift boutique sells pop culture staples from all decades. Many pieces represent Chicago pride like vintage Bulls and Cubs sportswear to show off your Chicago pride.
Featured Image Credit: Sir and Madame Instagram