Subway: Blue to Damen(847) 354-0972 shopbeyondboutique.com41.915852 -87.677889 1870 N Damen Ave (at Cortland St) Bucktown, Chicago
Mon–Sat 11am–8pm; Sun noon–6pm.
The mission of this Bucktown boutique is to give shoppers a variety of women’s clothing that doesn’t break the bank. Co-owner Katherine Kucharski (along with her twin sister, Michelle) stocks the shop with a mix of basics (T-shirts start at around $20), trendy pieces from up-and-coming designers and a few vintage items (such as high-waisted Levi’s shorts). The store stays true to its name by including extra touches that go “beyond” the typical shopping experience, such as offering customers a glass of Champagne while they peruse the racks.