For $10, today's side deal gets you $20 worth of shirts, shoes, and more at Strange Cargo, located on North Clark Street. Strange Cargo specializes in custom T-shirts, with customers choosing the logo, shirt style, and shirt color from the store's array of options. This Groupon is valid for in-store purchases only.
Strange Cargo's cache of logos and designs runs the gamut from hometown homages to celebrity salutes. Wear love for the Windy City with Chicago-centric shirts boasting designs such as the city's seal ($20) and the "Sausage King of Chicago" logo ($20), or showcase on which end of the Red Line your allegiances lie with Cubs and White Sox gear. Iconic and cult celebrities come to life on Strange Cargo's T-shirts, with Hunter S. Thompson ($20) and Marilyn Monroe ($20) rubbing elbows with singers such as Albert Einstein ($20) and theoretical physicists such as Janis Joplin ($20). Other T-shirt categories include animals, Irish, music, and cities & states. For customers set on shirts but desiring shoes, Strange Cargo also carries a large selection of Converse Chuck Taylors, classic Vans footwear, women's clothing, and other goods.
Centerstage Chicago has good things to say about Strange Cargo, as do eight Citysearchers and 140 Yelpers, who give the shop an average of 4.5 stars. Judy's Book reviewers and four Insider Pagers give Strange Cargo four stars:
- Make a T-shirt using one of dozens of vintage and pop culture logos (who needs to be John Lennon when you can wear him?), pick up some hip or retro gear or just piece together some truly unique accessories at this Wrigleyville mainstay, close to Wrigley Field but miles away from ordinary. – Erin Brereton, Centerstage Chicago
- From the moment I walked in the door EVERYONE who worked there was super friendly. I showed them the graphic I wanted. They helped me pick a good color and again told me it would only take five minutes... – Steve V., Yelp
- Finding a store that you can get a gift for damn near ANYONE in your life is rare... let alone without spending your whole paycheck... All the folks who work there are pretty rad in general. – mary M., Yelp