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Urban Orchard brings farm-fresh, organic produce to the Windy City. Seven days a week, the market imports fruits and vegetables from farms in Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois, ensuring their products come straight from the field to the shelf. Fill your basket with free-range eggs from Milo’s Farm, all-natural pork and free-range chicken from C&D Family Farm, veggies from Twin Garden Farms, and baked goods from B True Bakery. Beyond providing customers with fresh groceries, the market’s local-first philosophy also helps nearby farmers continue to thrive, saving them from having to sell their land to the mustachioed cartoon villain that lives down the road.

5212 N Clark St
Chicago,
IL
US

To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, “She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.”

Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand’s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.

623 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago,
IL
US

The staff at Genesis Art Supplies stocks its shelves with picture frames and art materials geared toward arts students and teachers. Its vast supply of tools for artistic creations, available both online and in the retail store, includes drafting tables, foam boards, children's activity kits, and a fountain of imagination fuel. Genesis Art also partners with educators to place school-supplies lists online, so parents and students can order online at ease, with no embarrassing in-store dance battles over the last pair of safety scissors.

2417 N Western Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?

Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.

4999 Old Orchard Center
Skokie,
IL
US

At Dye & Wave, the team of beauty experts has one focus: to create looks that complement each client's inner beauty. Stylists administer fresh haircuts along with keratin treatments that leave locks sleek and shiny. Nail care, waxing, airbrush tanning, and facials are also available for all-over beautification and pampering.

2841 N Pulaski Rd
Chicago,
IL
US

For 45 years, Fantasy Costumes has supplied high-quality costumes for organizations and individuals for the likes of trade shows, holiday celebrations, and theatrical productions. Stretching an entire city block, the store loads its shelves with a multitude of historical, fairy-tale, and movie costumes and accessories for head-to-toe believability on any wearer. With the store's expansive selection, patrons can emulate most any decade, don Harry Potter robes, or paint whiskers on their cheeks with a selection of face makeup. The shop also customizes orders to fulfill unusual holiday and dress-up needs and can locate any rare items that appear only when a person repeats their names into a mirror three times.

4065 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago,
IL
US