Where to shop in Andersonville
Yes, this ’hood is known for its home-decor shops—but its eclectic clothing stores deserve your dollars, too.
With locations in the Loop, Lincoln Park and Wicker Park, it really does seem as if this minichain is taking over the city. So it was only a matter of time before the boutique opened an outpost in Andersonville, this one stocking men’s and women’s clothing. Look for the company’s Akira Black Label, which is showcased prominently throughout the shop. Other popular lines in the store include Cheap Monday, House of Harlow, Motel and Toms. When the shop opened in March, it featured a small shoe section, which it plans to expand soon. 5228 N Clark St (773-275-3664).
Mr. & Mrs. Digz
This men’s and women’s shop offers new apparel, locally made items, consignment clothing and designer vintage—so, something for everyone. Owner Emilia Dlugolecka opened the shop in May 2010 after getting laid off from her corporate job, and she puts an emphasis on budget-friendly clothes—many by local designers. The designer vintage selection includes anything from 1950s rings (starting at $8) to mint-condition Chanel blazers ($695). 5668 N Clark St (773-447-8527).
In business since the end of 2009, this small shop focuses on European clothing for men and women. Brands include everything from Dolce & Gabbana and Roberto Cavalli to lesser-known lines. And even though everything in the shop is imported, many of the items (which include a small shoe selection) are reasonably priced—between $20 and $250. 5140 N Clark St (773-878-8088).
The T-shirt Deli
If you’re not paying attention at this store, you might think you’re in a sandwich shop. The signage hearkens back to old-school delicatessens and there’s a deli case—but it’s filled with T-shirts instead of lunch meats. Just like at the original Bucktown outpost, you can create your own graphic T-shirt. Tees start at $15 and each letter and graphic is à la carte. The T-shirt, wrapped just like a sandwich, is served with a side of potato chips. 1482 W Berwyn Ave (773-561-7410).
Mother-and-daughter team Angela and Kate Turley opened this Andersonville women’s boutique in 2007. The shop features a collection of artsy and vintage-inspired clothing, including options from local lines such as Neesh by DAR. Other designer lines displayed on the antique store fixtures include Studio 90, Elemente Clemente, ELM Design and more. The aesthetic skews a little older (think ladies in their forties), but younger women will dig the shop’s wide-leg pants and maxi skirts. 5239 N Clark St (773-878-0097).