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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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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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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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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

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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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Oscar de la Renta, Legendary Designer, Dead At 82

Famed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died.

10/21/2014

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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

Funniest Halloween Costumes

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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It’s A Smart Device — And A Piece Of Clothing

CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy tells us what the new high-tech wearables will do for us.

09/11/2014

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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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