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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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Ask A Chicago Expert: Ideas For Hostess Gifts

Style expert Lance Lawson and his partner Jim Wetzel have some advice to give to those looking for the perfect hostess gift.

11/11/2014

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Best Consignment Stores In Chicago

Shop for designer men’s and women’s clothing, accessories and furniture at some of the best consignment stores in Chicago.

11/04/2014

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Best Places To Get Piercings In Chicago

Start with these Chicago shops for your piercings needs and have your list of questions ready.

10/28/2014

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Best Tattoo Shops In Chicago

Whether you’re going for a sleeve of tats or want just a cryptic little ancient symbol near the nether regions, you need a short map of the experienced places in this city that are reliable and sticklers for cleanliness so your body art can last a lifetime.

10/21/2014

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Best Places To Buy A Hat In Chicago

Berets, beanies, bowlers, buckets or beavers (faux, natch) are waiting to cover your crown at these fine Chicago hat shops.

10/14/2014

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Best Places For Halloween Costumes In Chicago

You’ll need a costume or, at the very least, some accessories to complete your Halloween 2014 outfit and these shops stock the ghoulish and gaudy goods.

10/07/2014

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Best Places For Halloween Decorations In Chicago

Those seasonal strip mall Halloween stores pop up faster than a teenage boy’s blemishes around prom time. Here is a list of the top five places to get everything you need for your costume or home this Halloween.

09/30/2014

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Ask An Expert: Decorating Your Bedroom On A Budget

Those old Spice Girls or Def Leppard posters and goth canopy draping over the bed have got to go. Decorate your resting room on budget with these expert tips.

09/23/2014

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Best Sporting Goods Stores In Chicago

When you go out looking for your team jersey, running shoes, helmet or skate deck, visit one of these five Chicago sporting goods stores for all of your fun and games needs.

09/16/2014

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Best Shops For Fall And Winter Shoes In Chicago

It’s time to pack away the white wedges and golden gladiator sandals, pick yourself up by the bootstraps and get to these fantastic independent Chicago shops that are all about covering your feet in the most delightful ways.

09/09/2014

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Best Venues For A Fall Wedding In Chicago

Here are some terrific ideas of where to celebrate connubial bliss in autumn in Chicago.

09/02/2014

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Best Places To Go Back To School Shopping In Chicago

It’s time to say “hello” to iPad chargers, a stack of tee shirts and a new park of kicks that will take you through the last chunk of 2014.

08/26/2014

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Ask A Chicago Expert: Tips On Finding Deals Shopping Online

Follow our expert’s easy tips and you’ll be saving green all year long on fashion and accessories.

08/19/2014

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Best Shopping In Chicago’s West Town

West Town’s friendly shop owners offer unique apparel, trinkets, vinyl, home decor and more and are waiting to say, “welcome.”

08/12/2014

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Best Hotel Gift Shops In Chicago

Local hotels are smartly stocking their gift shops with unusual, Chicago-centric and hotel-specific items for you to tote back home for yourself or friends and family. Here are some of the best.

08/05/2014

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Best Salons For Men In Chicago

Here are a few of our favorite salons that cater to men in the Chicago area.

07/29/2014

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Best Outlet Malls Near Chicago

Getting a discounted price on a favorite brand makes for a great shopping trip, under anyone’s standards. Checking out an outlet mall can be a way to have a one-stop spot for all of your shopping needs.

07/22/2014

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Best Men’s Boutiques In Chicago

Instead of looking like just another one of the guys, specialty boutiques allow for a way to show off individual personality. Custom suits and casual wear that really fits are just a few of the many reasons why shopping at a men’s boutique can improve your overall look.

07/15/2014

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Ask A Chicago Stylist: Three Easy Braided Hairstyles

Call it the “Game of Thrones” factor, but braids are hot. Veteran stylist Amy Corvillion, owner of All About You in Crystal Lake, offers three easy braided hairstyles that will keep you cool, in both senses of the word, and looking hot.

07/08/2014

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