By: Abby Lowe
North Shore Exchange
Located in the heart of Chicago, this local based clothing store is the perfect place to shop when looking to save some money. This quaint boutique holds an assortment of previously worn or used designer items that will still look great in your closet. The store carries a variety of classic women’s clothing, shoes, accessories, and even furniture and household items. While also being a non-profit organization, all of the purchases instantly go towards local Chicago charities, so you can add something great to your closet while also helping someone in need.
Founded in 2002, this relatively new boutique is perfect for a Chicago visitor looking for brands that won’t break their bank. This charming store is located about 20 minutes outside of the city, being a little bit of a drive, but worth it in the end. Penelope’s holds items for men, women and children; while also carrying different trinkets and accessories that can be utilized throughout your house. The wide variety of brands can be helpful when looking for something unique that no one else is wearing. This simple styled hidden gem is perfect for families looking to shop for everyone at once, while also keeping style in mind.
When shopping for something that is completely unique to Chicago, Moon Voyage is the place to go. This charming yet extremely stylish boutique is another that’s sole location is in Chicago. On top of that, there’s no option to online shop, making the selections extremely exclusive. The 20-minute drive out of the city to Moon Voyage is remarkably worth it when you can purchase something that you will probably never see again. The space is clean and organized with a quaint and boho sort of feel. Although it’s not the cheapest store that you’ll find, it is the most unique. Moon Voyage also holds a different variety of sales throughout the year, so finding something under reasonably priced is not out of question.
Luxury Garage Sale (See Photo Above)
Located just two floors above North Shore Exchange, Luxury Garage Sale features today’s top designers at reasonable prices. The store has only a few locations and is planning to expand in 2018 with pop up shops throughout the country (so keep your eyes peeled). Featuring brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and many others, this is the perfect store to go to when looking for name brands at a discounted price. Luxury Garage sale is constantly bringing in new products and getting new shipments in each week, so many of the items are limited so get them while you can!
Last but not least, theHan is an extremely different and uncommon boutique you’ll find while traveling the streets of chicago. Located in the West loop, this shop is perfectly placed near an assortment of restaurants and other activities, so it can be a quick pit stop during your travels. The boutique itself is known to hold some of the most unique pieces you can find while shopping, and the store also offers discounted prices for those who follow them on different social media platforms. theHAN is the perfect boutique to add another staple to the closet, and finish your shopping for the day.