With Black Friday behind us and Cyber Monday looming ahead, it’s time for the shopping day that will literally hit closest to home. Small Business Saturday, sponsored by American Express, encourages shoppers nationwide to take a day to support all of the stores nearest and dearest to them – those in their own hometowns. Whether it’s a coffee this morning, a Christmas present this afternoon, or even dinner tonight with family…make sure you keep it local! Celebrate this day no matter where you live, but we’re here to help out Chicagoans find the best spots in the Windy City to show their support…
Chicago shopping is best known for “The Magnificent Mile,” but there are magnificent places all across the city to find unique and amazing items to stock your closet, home, or Christmas list. Clothing, jewelry, home goods, bags and more – Chicago spots like those below, have it all!
Atelier AZZA: This is the height of Chicago glamour – with bright jewel tone skirts, cute cold weather options (like the lefthand photo above), and gorgeous nighttime looks too! Investment pieces to be sure, but this North Michigan Avenue spot is well worth it!
Art Affect: Their jewelry are unique, sparkly baubles, and their clothing runs the gamut of different styles. We love their trendy pieces (like the fur vest below) but you can also stock up on like layering shirts and cashmere sweaters.
Winter Session: Their line of overnight bags and wallets are classic and well-made – Perfect examples of Chicago craftsmanship!
Moon Voyage: Worth every bit of the trek to Wicker Park, this boutique has unique style looks with a vintage spin, as well as great basics like leather jackets and printed classics.
Shoptiques: If you are more of an online shopper, this is the place for you! With Midwest-centered selections (like the tee shirt below) and other great finds from a variety of boutiques, this is a one stop shop you can access from the comfort of your couch.
Happy shopping Chicago!