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Best Places For Used Furniture In The Chicago Area

Are you decorating your home? Skip the big-box retailers and consider picking up secondhand furniture for your Chicago home by checking out these retailers.

02/24/2015

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Best Places For Bridesmaids Dresses In Chicago

Meet your wedding party at any of these Chicago-area shops for an easy and large selection of bridesmaids dresses.

02/17/2015

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Best Places To Buy Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her In Chicago

Whether she’s a pill or quite chill, there are answers to your Valentine’s Day gift needs.

02/10/2015

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Best Places To Buy Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him In Chicago

Finding the just right Valentine’s Day gift for him in Chicago is a breeze when visiting these stores in the Chicago area.

02/03/2015

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Best Places For Waxing In Chicago

For either sex, waxing can be fraught with pain, breakouts and ingrown hair unless you visit any of the Chicago-area pros on this list.

01/27/2015

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5 Gift Ideas That Are Better Than Flowers

Get creative this Valentine’s Day and pick out a perfect, unique gift. Here’s five gift ideas to get you started.

01/20/2015

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Best Massages In Chicago

The hands of a gifted massage therapist in a serene setting executing therapeutic kneading and pressure – well, you don’t have to die to go to heaven. Here are some of the best to try around Chicago.

01/20/2015

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Best Places For A Manicure In Chicago

We have two hands – one with which to get a great manicure and the other to pay for exceptional service at any of these pleasant and accomplished Chicago nail spots.

01/13/2015

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Best Locally Made Beauty Products In Chicago

Chicago not only makes others feel better with its unparalleled restaurants and breathtaking skyline, but we’re making people look better, too, with locally made beauty products.

01/06/2015

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Best Places For Winter Coats In Chicago

Chicago offers a handful of independent stores that stock distinctive and just plain smart winter coats for a Midwestern hell otherwise known as winter.

12/30/2014

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Ask An Expert: 2014’s Trends With Staying Power

Fashion is fun but expensive, especially when you realize that those five pairs of skinny jeans you bought will look so off trend as boot cuts and flares return to the fashion fold. Here’s what you can hang onto in 2015.

12/23/2014

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Ask An Expert: DIY Gift Ideas

Chicago-based creative consultant and author, Jourdan Fairchild, says you can make interesting, cool DIY gifts for family and friends.

12/16/2014

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Gift Guides: The Best Subscription-Based Gift Ideas

Whether you procrastinated gift shopping or have simply exhausted your list of gift ideas, here are some of the best subscription-based services to give as gifts to friends, family and loved ones this holiday season.

12/11/2014

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Make Your Gift Matter: Personalized Holiday Gifts

Get creative this holiday season and purchase some gifts that are truly special. Here are five affordable gifts that you can personalize for anyone in your life.

12/09/2014

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Best Places For Stocking Stuffers In Chicago

Sweet little items from any of these Chicago spots will get you a nod of appreciation for being thoughtful and stylish.

12/09/2014

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Holiday Gift Guide For The Book Lover In Your Life

The holidays are swiftly approaching but don’t let the stress of finding a gift for everyone special in your life put a damper on your holiday cheer. Books make great gifts and our sister company Simon & Schuster is here to help you find the perfect book for every reader on your holiday list.

12/03/2014

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Best Local Stores For Gift Baskets In Chicago

The gift basket — that venerable option that’s neither too intimate nor overly formal. Fill it with fine soap, scrumptious sweets or even precious little items for the precious little newborn and you’ll be remembered as creative and kind.

12/02/2014

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Holiday Gift Giving: Secret Santa Vs White Elephant

Use this handy guide to plan your gift exchange this year.

11/30/2014

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Where To Buy Your Next Holiday Party Outfit In Chicago

The holiday season is just around the corner. Do you have an outfit that’ll shine this year? Check out this guide to where to pick up a new holiday party outfit in Chicago.

11/25/2014

The Best Things About Thanksgiving

Best Local Chicago Businesses To Shop On Black Friday 2014

Skip the mall and head out to these independent stores in the Chicago area on Black Friday this year.

11/18/2014

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