8 Chicago Vintage Stores Where You Can Find an Ugly Christmas Sweater

Today is National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!

And we thought you might want to pick up that last-minute ugly sweater before Christmas ends and we all return back to our dull lives. Besides, with the holidays coming to a close, shops like these are begging for Christmas fanatics like you to stop by their shop.

So here are eight cool vintage shops that have the perfect ugly Christmas sweater waiting for you!



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1323 North Milwaukee Avenue

Let the neon lights call you in. This colorful, retro shop in Wicker Park, is a fun place to find some affordable ’80s and ’90s wear. They might even have the funkiest Christmas sweater you’ll find.


Knee Deep Vintage

Knee Deep Vintage
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1219 West 18th Street

Knee Deep Vintage, located in the heart of Pilsen, is a beautiful blend of chic and hipster. With their wide selection, you can find a plethora of custom clothes from different eras. It’s a vintage shop that has a little something for everyone, even that ugly Christmas sweater you need.


Mercy Beaucoup Resale Boutique

Mercy Beaucoup Resale Boutique
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1545 North Wells Street

Shop here for a potential ugly Christmas sweater, while also supporting a cause. With every dollar you give to their Mercy Home For Boys & Girls charity, they’ll match it. It’s a cozy, gently-worn establishment with affordable, and good quality wear.


Hollywood Mirror

Hollywood Mirror
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812 West Belmont Avenue 

Taking ugly sweaters to a new level, this vintage store is the perfect groovy vibe to find what you need for every festival-themed party.  Serving as the go-to spot for affordable costumes, there’s always something cool and unexpectant to find here. So there’s no excuse for not having that ugly Christmas sweater.

The Brown Elephant

Brown Elephant
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Multiple locations 

The Brown Elephant is a welcoming vintage shop for good finds on a variety of clothing and household options, including ugly Christmas sweaters. Another benefit of getting your sweater here is that all proceeds go Howard Brown Health foundation, the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ organization.


Very Best Vintage

Very Best Vintage
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1346 West 18th Street 

Very Best Vintage is a cute and quaint shop located on a fun strip. Their fashions range from the ’50s to the ’90s, and with their wide selection, there’s no doubt you won’t find exactly what you need.



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1459 North Milwaukee Avenue

Prepare for your ugly Christmas sweater party with Ragstock’s 50-percent off sale on Christmas sweaters. This vintage gem in Wicker Park caters to the neighborhood with its definite, trendy styles. They’re also noted for having a great selection of men’s clothing.


JuJu’s Vintage Antique and Resale Shoppe

JuJu's Vintage Antique and Resale Shoppe
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7214 Harlem Avenue

As one of Chicago’s oldest vintage shops, Juju’s is quite the vibrant and wonky place to explore. They’re little but lively and this holiday, they’re sparkling with all kinds of seasonal favorites.


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