Best Shopping in Wicker Park and Bucktown
Collected by Kaitlyn Barrett, AFAR Local Expert
The trendy neighborhoods of Wicker Park and Bucktown have some of the best shopping. Retro lovers can find vinyl records, comic books, vintage dresses, used books and more. Art lovers should make time to drink some wine and support local artists during First Friday at the Flatiron Arts Project . All curious travelers shopping in Wicker Park and Bucktown will be rewarded with unique arts, vintage goods, and quirky finds.
1379 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
Reckless Records specializes in DVDs, vintage vinyl and used CDs of all kinds from Top 40 music to every obscure band that ever put out an album. The workers at Reckless have a reputation for being the tiniest bit elitist and because of that...
1579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
A group of Chicago artists took over the Flatiron building in Wicker Park and turned the triangular building into an art gallery comprised of 2 floors worth of unique art studios. In this building artists can rent gallery space to work and display...
2108 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
Robin Richman is a boutique in Bucktown along Damen Avenue that carries exceptional clothing and accessories. The highest quality and care goes into each piece and Robin curates her shop with a discerning eye. The bi-annual 'yard sale' are not to...
1564 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
A good used bookstore is a glorious thing and Myopic is one of the great ones. They have a giant selection of new, used, rare and out of print books on 3 floors, they’re well organized, they're open until 11pm and there’s a store cat! There's also...
1254 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
Wanna be a redhead today? Maybe green is more your color… or something in a sensible silver? Long hair, short hair, punk rock styling, Farrah Fawcett flips, a cute bouffant or perhaps a conservative bob, Heads and Threads has got it and you know...
1854 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
Quimby’s says they specialize in “unusual publications, aberrant periodicals, saucy comic booklets and assorted fancies” and if that description doesn’t grab you, then this isn’t your kind of place. However, if this is your kind of place then you...
1900 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
Rapid Transit’s bike mechanics are awesome, friendly and helpful and everyone with a bicycle knows that that’s a rare combination in a bike mechanic. They’re dedicated to helping you find the bicycle that fits you and your lifestyle the best,...
1960 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
Old school ice cream parlor and soda shop with homemade candy and ice cream since 1921 in the same location in Bucktown. I wish the little jukeboxes on the tables worked but clearly it’s not hampering their business as there’s a line out the door...
1200 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609, USA
The artisans at FoundRe love wood and they want you to love it too. Here they sell beautiful handmade picture frames in all sizes using salvaged wood, painted or unpainted, each one unique and one of a kind. Often times the craftsman can tell you...
1472 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
This charming little store on Milwaukee is stuffed with vintage goods in primo condition. Beautiful chunks of costume jewelry and frilly fascinators share space with lush leather handbags and sparkling glassware. Nothing in the store is cheaply...
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