It's a brand New Year coming up, and you're likely planning one of two things for '09. You're either:
A: planning some self-improvement resolutions, such as dressing better, or
B: preparing to celebrate the ball dropping by carelessly shooting a rifle in the air.
Regarding dressing better: today's Groupon has you covered. You spend $35 and you get a $50 gift certificate to pistol bazaar, a vintage clothing store with women's and men's wear-ready, one-of-a-kind vintage clothing from the 50's through the 80's. pistol bazaar is intentionally all lower-case, and yet in a confusing twist of irony, caps are plentiful in the store: vintage caps and hats, like the ones on this here dummy.
pistol bazaar has a vast selection of hand-picked cool vintage clothing. Unlike other vintage stores, pistol bazaar are actually quite affordable, the average item priced around $30. Ladies, use this Groupon to stock up on cool jewelry and accessories, or get a few new dresses, shirts, hats skirts, pants, jump suits, ponchos, handbags - maybe even a coat. Boys, it's high time you nixed that Bears Starter jacket you've been wearing since junior high, & impressed the girls with nice vintage shirts, jackets, pants, shoes, hats, or splurge on a vintage suit.
You can even redeem the Groupon for vintage records. So tote some Earth Wind & Fire in that bag to round off your Groupon.
Now, regarding the aforementioned Plan B. Don't call pistol bazaar asking if they have guns. They don't. Apparently a scary number of people actually have been coming in asking about rifles. No one really knows what store owner Lana does to these gun seekers between when they walk in the door looking for killing tools and when they leave dressed to kill in vintage apparel. What we do know is that even the least likely souls can be transformed into walking icons of style by pistol bazaar's great selection. And that includes you.
So get your vintage Groupon.
Only redeemable for clothes and records.Store is located at 1717 W. Chicago Ave. between Paulina and Hermitage. Easily accessible from #9 Ashland and #66 Chicago buses. Close to cafes, restaurants, and other locally owned businesses. Open 12-7 everyday. Free pics in our old school photo booth with the purchase of $50 or more in vintage everyday of the year, which means everyone who buys this Groupon is guaranteed a session in our photo booth, and is encouraged but not required to post the resulting photos on their booth of fame.
1717 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60622Get Directions