Mulberry & Me

mulberry & me

Named after the street where Czech owner Jana Zacek temporarily resided in New York before landing in the Windy City, this just-west-of-Damen womenswear store offers an eclectic mix; find recognizable brands such as Seven Jeans and Cynthia Vincent along with up-and-coming indie designers, including local labels Vika and Sophia Reeys.

2019 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 952-7551

http://www.mulberryandme.com

Claudia Kleiner Malabar Collection

claudia kleiner malabar collection While there’s an emphasis on owner Kleiner’s own line of swimsuits, jewelry and clothing, this Damen Avenue shop is not just all about the owner. In addition to Kleiner’s front-and-center designs, the store also features local designers such as Cindy Chan and Vika Brown, as well as lines from New York and Brazil. Kleiner also hosts events in the space (such as trunk shows) and allows customers to plan private shopping parties.

1872 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 321-6685

http://malabarboutique.com/

Belmont Army Surplus

belmont army surplus

Despite its name, there’s a lot more than camo here. Sift your way through trendy clothes (and occasional sales) before checking out our favorite part: the shoe department. From the selection of Converse sneaks in every color (not to mention Reeboks, Vans, adidas, etc.) to the few dozen goth boots and Dr. Martens, there’s a pair for everyone here.

1318 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 384-8448

http://www.belmontarmy.com/

Bonnie & Clyde’s

bonnie & clyde's

In addition to showcasing the work of everyone from Project Runway’s Jeffrey Sebelia and Christian Siriano to Vivienne Westwood, this mens- and womenswear boutique purveys limited-edition art prints. Get excited for trendy denim, leather and fabulous hats.

1751 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 235-2680

bonnieandclydes.com

Trillium

trillium

Riding on the preppy-girly concept, this Division Street resident carries all the usual suspects: Steven Alan, Cynthia Vincent, Vince and Joie. The shop offers a small selection for men, too: Alternative Apparel shirts, cardigan sweaters and denim.

1744 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 698-8162

http://trilliumchicago.com/

p.45

p.45

Ever since Marc Jacobs’s opening, retailers have flocked to this stretch of Damen; p.45 owner Tricia Tunstall was here before almost all of them, and the shop remains just as relevant as the newcomers. Check out long-lasting innovative casual and cocktail-appropriate attire for women by Phillip Lim 3.1, Chicago-based Abigail Glaum-Lathbury and Brochu Walker, and others, plus accessories by Winifred Grace and Sarah McGuire.

1643 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 862-4523

http://p45.com/

Silver Moon

silver moon

Owner Liz Meyer, a fashion stylist for Aerosmith, has compiled a beautiful collection of day wear and formal attire. Standouts include striped taffeta cocktail dresses from the 1950s, along with a heavy focus on Vivienne Westwood. The men’s collection includes suit jackets and trousers, plus shirts, jackets and suits from Steven Tyler’s personal collection.

1755 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 235-5797

http://silvermoonvintage.com/

Michelle Tan

michelle tan

This local womenswear designer specializes in tops, bottoms, jackets and dresses featuring unconventional cuts, unfinished hems and minimalist colors (think black, white and, uh, tan). She also sells complimentary pieces by other up-and-coming designers in her clean and simple shop.

1872 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 252-1888

http://michelletan.com/home.html

Lenny & Me

lenny & me

Vintage and thrift attire (and occasional housewares) share the floor space in this rather sprawling resale store, where you can buy, sell or trade. Keep an eye out for steals like a gently worn Diane von Furstenberg wrap while you size up the latest selection of polyester frocks and locally designed charm-adorned jewels.

1463 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 489-5576

http://lennyandmechicago.com/

Una Mae’s Freak Boutique

una mae's freak boutique

The main floor here houses a hipster-chic selection of menswear and womenswear (skinny jeans, jumpers and adorable jackets) with a vintage flair, but wind your way up the spiral staircase to the second floor to find the real-deal moth collectors.

1528 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 276-7002

http://www.unamaeschicago.com/