Shopping in North Side

$15 for $30 Worth of E-Liquids at Smoque Vapours

Smoque Vapours

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Hand-crafted E-liquids blend nicotine with flavors such as blueberry, cafe latte, and peppermint

Foam-Mattress Sets or Mattresses at Discount Mattress (Up to 85% Off). Six Options Available.

Discount Mattress

Multiple Locations

$1,398 $399

Mattress and box spring sets come in a variety of sizes and two firmness levels to increase comfort and back support

$59 for a Signature Scent Creation Session for Two at Aroma Workshop ($120 Value)

Aroma Workshop

DePaul

$120 $59

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An expert perfumer guides men and women through blending essential oils into a custom fragrance; each person gets a 2.2-ounce atomizer

$85 for $100 Worth of Shoes at Lori's Shoes

Lori's Shoes

Multiple Locations

$100 $85

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Footwear and accessories from the likes of Dolce Vita, Calvin Klein, and Sorel at this renowned Chicago shoe store

$15 for $30 Groupon — EMMA

Emma

Wicker Park

$30 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Vintage Apparel, Accessories, and Home Goods at Krispyfringe Vintage (Up to 58% Off). Two Options Available.

Krispyfringe Vintage

Ukrainian Village

$60 $25

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Funky shop showcases eclectic display of vintage clothing and home goods, including saltshakers, peppershakers, and sundresses

Up to 50% Off Young Adult Clothing — Monnalisa Chicago; Valid Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM

Monnalisa Chicago

Near North Side

$50 $25

Posh boutique outfits fashion-forward girls from babies to teenagers in Parisian couture.

Women’s Apparel and Accessories from Caché (50% Off)

Caché

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Day dresses, evening wear, and lifestyle separates sport eye-catching prints and rich colours, as well as demure neutral tones

$10 for $20 Worth of Used Popular Books and Textbooks at Market Fresh Books

Market Fresh Books

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Used popular books and textbooks, CDs, and movies on DVD

$25 for $50 Groupon — Feel Loud Expression Inc.

Feel Loud Expression Inc.

West Loop

$50 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$25 for $50 Groupon — Nakamol

Nakamol Design

The Loop

$50 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Two or Four Custom Shirts or Bespoke Suit with Option for Two Custom Shirts at BookATailor (Up to 64% Off)

BookATailor

Chicago Showroom

$198 $99

Skilled tailors take clients' measurements and customize each suit and shirt with fabrics made in Italy and England

Custom Chinos and Shirts at Custom Chino (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

Custom Chino

Chicago Showroom

$198 $99

The tailors make new a pattern for every client, and clothing is completed in less than four weeks

One, Three, or Five Custom-Made Shirts at Made II Fit (Up to 60% Off)

Made II Fit

Chicago

$120 $65

Tailors take your measurements and customize well-fitting shirts

One- or Two-Year Subscription to "Black Enterprise Magazine" (Up to 67% Off)

Black Enterprise

Redeem from Home

$22 $10

Black Enterprise Magazine provides current and relevant business news and advice for African American professionals

$15 for $35 Worth of Select Boutique Apparel at Kiwi’s Boutique

Kiwi's Boutique

Tri-Taylor

$35 $15

Cozy boutique stocks racks and tables with tops, skirts, and sweaters as well as versatile jewelry items and curve-accentuating jeans

Handcrafted Jewelry at KADA (50% Off). Two Options Available.

KADA

Chicago

$30 $15

Find unique, fashion-forward jewelry-inspired watches, handmade turquoise necklaces, anklets, and cuff bracelets

$20 for $40 or $50 for $100 Worth of Fabrics, Textiles, and Craft Supplies at Textile Discount Outlet

Textile Discount Outlet

Pilsen

$40 $20

75,000 sq. ft. wholesale outlet supplies craft projects with fabrics, buttons, buckles, zippers, and upholstery accessories

$39 for $78 Groupon — Nef-Ra Health International

Nef-ra Health International Llc

Chicago

$78 $39

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Cell Phones at Verizon Wireless Cellular Connection at Moorehead Communications (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Verizon Wireless Cellular Connection at Moorehead Communications

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

Verizon Wireless retailer promotes conversation with smartphones on 4G LTE network

$35 for $50 Worth of Groceries and Fresh Produce at Grand Food Center

The Grand Food Center

Multiple Locations

$50 $35

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Community-oriented grocer supplies grilling essentials such as kabobs and burgers, fresh produce, baked goods, and fresh cooked meals to-go

$30 for $60 Worth of Lingerie and Intimate Apparel at Romantika Lingerie

Romantika

Winnetka

$60 $30

European underwear, lingerie, and intimate apparel such as bras, boy shorts, and chemises from brands such as Stella, Beaute, and Lucia

Wine-Tasting Parties for 2, 4, or 16 at WineStyles (Up to 60% Off)

WineStyles

Glenview

$30 $15

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Certified wine specialists lead groups through five different varietals, offering samples of each as they discuss proper tasting etiquette

$22 for $50 Worth of Custom Clothing — RePurosed Inc

Repurosed Inc

Chicago

$50 $22

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$34 for $60 Worth of Plants — Leo's Metropolitan Florist

Leo's Metropolitan Florist

Chicago

$60 $34

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$18 for $35 Groupon — AT Fashion Corp.

At Fashion Corp

Glenview

$35 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Urban Apparel at Jimmi Skouls (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Jimmi Skouls

Avalon Park

$50 $25

Urban, on-trend men's and women's clothing from hard-to-find boutique labels and in-house clothing and jewelry designers

Suits, Dresses, and Eveningwear at Suit Plus More (50% Off)

Suit Plus More

Hillside

$30 $15

Customers can pick up stylish threads and accessories for men, women, and kids

Shooting Range or Pistol-Shooting Class at Maxon Shooters Supplies and Indoor Range (Up to 48% Off)

Maxon Shooters Supplies and Indoor Range

Des Plaines

$120 $65

Range packages include gun and ammo rentals; classes cover safety fundamentals and shooting accuracy

Olives, Olive Oils, Giardiniera, or $10 for $20 Worth of Italian Groceries at Formella Gourmet

Formella Gourmet

Countryside

$20 $10

Since 1909, Formella family members have preserved original Sicilian recipes, using garlic, fresh tomatoes and vegetables, and rich cheeses

$15for$30Worth of Boutique Clothing from aDore Boutique

aDore Boutique

Morgan Park

$30 $15

Designer-inspired casual and evening wear with plus size options.

$10 for $20 Worth of Electronics and Vehicle Batteries at Interstate All Battery Center

Interstate All Battery Center

Oak Lawn

$20 $10

Wide range of batteries for consumer electronics, vehicles, watches, and hearing aids

$10 for $20 Worth of Used CDs and DVDs at Disc Replay

Disc Replay

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Tens of thousands of used DVDs, CDs, video games, and used electronics guaranteed to work like new

Erotic Toys from Wicked Blue Box (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Wicked Blue Box

Chicago

$20 $11

Clients spice up their love life through erotic toys, with all shipping arriving in plain, discreet brown boxes

Jewelry at Jewel Mart (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Jewel Mart

Chicago Ridge

$50 $25

Shoppers can browse through a selection of jewelry, including rings, necklaces, and bracelets

One Month of Unlimited Background Checks from Background Spider (50% Off)

Background Spider

Burr Ridge

$19.95 $10

Background checks anonymously collect information, including national criminal records, quickly and easily online

$50 for $200 Toward Mattress Sets at Mattress Overstock

Mattress Overstock

Mattress Overstock Lombard

$200 $50

Large selection includes mattress sets from such brands as Southerland, Sealy and Stearns & Foster

Tuxedo Rental, Alterations, or Men's and Women's Formal-Wear at Seagull Studio Boutique(Up to 50% Off)

Seagull Studio Boutique

Dundee Point Shopping Center

$40 $20

Sleek formal-wear from Dave & Johnny, Morri Lee, and other designers; alterations repair and fit clothing for any occasion

Gel Memory-Foam Mattress Toppers and Organic Bed Sets at Eco Mattress Store (Up to 62% Off). 10 Options Available.

Eco Mattress Store

Eco Mattress Store

$190 $89

2 in. gel-infused memory-foam bed toppers; American-made organic bed sets that include a mattress, box spring, and frame

$15 for $30 Worth of Used Sporting Goods at Play It Again Sports in Westmont

Play It Again Sports

Play It Again Sports

$30 $15

Gently used brand-name sports and fitness equipment

Black Tuxedo Rental or Purchase of a New or Used Tuxedo from J.P. Tuxedo Warehouse (Up to 52% Off)

J.P. Tuxedo Warehouse

Oak Forest

$150 $79

Prep for a prom, wedding, or other black-tie event with a rental, new, or used black tuxedo

$15 for $30 Worth of Vitamins and Supplements at Capitol Nutrition

Capitol Nutrition

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Nutritional supplements, such as pre-exercise tablets and fish oil, bolster personal health and increase workout benefits

$50 for $200 Toward Mattresses at Chicago Mattress Outlet

Chicago Mattress Outlet

Orland Park

$200 $50

Wide selection of overstock, discontinued, and slightly irregular mattresses from major brands at deep discounts

$10 for $20 Worth of Smartphone Accessories at Shadow Skins LLC

Shadow Skins LLC

Bloomingdale

$20 $10

Outfit your smartphone with Shadow Glass screen protectors, vibrant skins, or bumpers

$95 for Weight-Loss Supplements at Elite Nutrition ($190 Value)

Elite nutrition

Multiple Locations

$190 $95

The Heat Stack supplements can help with weight loss

Select Local Merchants

A sky-blue awning looms over the maritime mural that flanks the entrance to Svea Restaurant, where a homey dining room hosts meals of traditional Swedish cooking. Swedish limpa bread, fried potatoes, and pancakes sate breakfast cravings, and meatballs and salt pork fill the plates of brunchers, lunchers, and Scandinavian longshoremen.

4416 N Clark St
Chicago,
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US

Transistor’s love for local art and music is immediately evident when patrons enter the store’s Lincoln Avenue space, with visitors greeted by an eye-pleasing mélange of books, records, electronics, and musical instruments, many with Chicago connections. Deep-pine-green walls bear paintings, photographs, and prints by locally based visual artists, as well as silk-screened gig posters from bygone local shows. Books from Chicago arts-and-culture publishers such as Continuum and Taschen delve into film, photography, music, and other forms of creative expression. An ample stock of vinyl and CDs by indie-rock, punk, and classic-rock artists pairs with high-quality sound equipment, such as turntables and headphones from Numark. Regular in-store live performances by area musicians are dutifully recorded and posted on Transistor’s website, also home to a regular podcast featuring music curated by an eclectically minded five-person crew of store DJs. Periodic classes in skills such as oil and acrylic painting, home recording technology, and basic photography help transform art lovers into artists.

5045 N Clark St
Chicago,
IL
US

When you walk into Sifu Design Studio & Fine Yarns, you won’t find a quiet room simply housing yarns and fabrics. Instead, you’ll walk into a communal space where crafters of all ilks socialize during themed knitting circles, browse handmade crafts from local designers, or further their skills in instructional classes. Something is going on nearly every day of the week. Weeknight classes allow students to learn how to make shawls, mittens, and socks while sipping on BYOB wine, and during the studio’s sci-fi night, the staff screen a movie while guests work on their latest projects. Crafters also can refurnish their stocks of supplies and yarn from the expansive selection, which features a variety of hard-to-find specialty tools. The shop also has a range of vintage products, garnered through its trade-in program, which offers store credit for clients who trade in unused yarn, old tools, and vintage knitting patterns such as booties for claw-foot tubs.

5044 N Clark St
Chicago,
IL
US

The creative team of framers and decorators at Foursided stocks stacks of creative greeting cards and paraphernalia. The self-described "frame nerds" do more than cultivate a collection of stationery by planting paper seeds in nearby printing presses; they also place prints and objects into frames and furnish homes with original pieces by a handful of favored artists. Staffers also buy and sell vintage flash cards, puzzle pieces, and letter tiles harvested from a variety of objects.

Owner Todd Mack has worked in framing for 20 years, and he draws on his vast experience when custom mounting a broad spectrum of pieces. Vintage and recycled frames, archival framing, and shadow boxes are a few of the options available. Mack's interest in shadow boxes makes perfect sense to visitors who take a look at his own art, which assembles found photos and objects in forms that aren't always 2-D.

On HGTV's Urban Oasis, interior designer Vern Yip ornamented a luxury apartment with prints gathered from Foursided's expansive collection. In that collection, colorful shelves of letter blocks, maps, corks, baby-doll heads, and harmonicas turn personal, nostalgic objects into stylish new decorations. Candles, jewelry, and books round out the gift selections.

5061 N Clark St
Chicago,
IL
US

Once a month from April to October, more than 100 vendors gather under one roof for one purpose: to sell one-of-a-kind items. This is Vintage Garage Chicago, a fair that specializes in antique and retro merchandise. As visitors meander through the space, they can visit Zzouzi Vintage for colorful frocks and designer purses, Richard's Fabulous Finds for men's apparel, and Estate Chicago for Victorian and Art Deco jewelry plucked from the space-time continuum.

5051 N Broadway
Chicago,
IL
US

Nadeau characterizes its furniture as "with a soul" because it's true artisan work: handcrafted from wood rather than mass-produced from gasket pylons. Showcase fine china and live gerbils in a mahogany regal glass-door cabinet ($372), or in a hefty, finely trimmed narrow bookcase with drawer ($197). Or, display a new moving picture box on a bobbin leg console table ($116). Furniture comes in a myriad of stains and colors, and many pieces are one-of-a-kind. Nadeau's ever-changing inventory includes a variety of sturdy dining room tables and chairs. Prices and selection may vary due to rotating inventory, but pieces are always fully assembled and ready to welcome any tuckered torso or mound of toothbrushes.

4433 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

North Side Scene