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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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Best Places For Handmade Accessories In Chicago

You don’t have to be a world traveler to score handmade pieces, just head to any of these Chicago shops that stock an ever-changing array of crafted-by-hand extras that help you shine.

07/01/2014

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Best Stores In Chicago For Fourth Of July Paraphernalia

This Fourth of July, party in style by checking out these Chicago-area stores for all of your patriotic needs.

06/24/2014

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Best Places To Rent A Tux In Chicago

Instead of spending top dollar to buy a tuxedo. guys can just rent one from one of these Chicago shops.

06/17/2014

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Best Places In Chicago To Shop For Wedding Gifts

If you want a memorable gift for good friends or a family member getting hitched, mosey around these shops for the unusual or usable that will increase the happy couple’s endorphins on that special day.

06/10/2014

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Best Places For Father’s Day Gifts In Chicago

A thoughtful gift from one of these Chicago shops will show dad just how much you appreciate him this Father’s Day.

06/03/2014

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Ask A Chicago Expert: Dressing For Work During The Summer Heat

For those stuck working in an office setting, the standard suit and tie isn’t exactly conducive to ultra warm weather. Chicago stylist Michelle Jeremias offers some great tips on how to dress for work during the summer heat.

05/27/2014

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Best Stores For Swimsuits In Chicago

Swimsuit shopping isn’t always a favorite venture for women but it doesn’t have to be something to dread if you know where to shop. Chicago swimsuit stores offer top designers with varying styles to ensure there is a perfect fit for everyone.

05/20/2014

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Best Places In Chicago For Sundresses

These can’t-miss Chicago shops stock frocks from the whimsical to the sophisticated in vivid warm weather colors to muted, soft appellations that deserve the name “sundress.”

05/13/2014

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Best Toy Stores In Chicago

Big chain toy stores can sometimes be limited in what their shelves offer. Instead of picking out something that everyone else will be buying, check out a local toy store that has more of an eclectic selection.

05/06/2014

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Update Your Spring Wardrobe With These Staples

Versatile, in-style pieces freshen up your wardrobe without breaking the bank.

05/05/2014

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Trendy New Wedding Styles For All

No matter what type of wedding is dancing across your imagination, several styles this year are worthy of consideration.

05/01/2014

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Best Places For Mother’s Day Gifts In Chicago

Check out the fab, unique items for Mother’s Day at these fine Chicago shops.

04/29/2014

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Best Bike Shops In Chicago

Glide down to one of these excellent bike shops for your two-wheeled needs and dreams.

04/15/2014

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Ask A Chicago Expert: How To Distress Your Jeans

Distressed denim is back in a big way and certified denim specialist Valerie Simpson helps us save a few bucks by beating up our own so we can rock this trendy look.

04/08/2014

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Best Stores To Get Shaving Supplies In Chicago

Shaving is an essential element in keeping a properly groomed face for men. Chicago offers a number of places to obtain shaving supplies, whether it’s for everyday maintenance, as a novelty or as a gift purchase.

04/01/2014

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The E.S.P. Spring Fashion Guide For Guys

It may still feel cold enough outside to lose a few of your non-essential extremities to frostbite, but spring fashion waits for no one.

03/28/2014

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Best Outdoor Gear Stores In Chicago

The staff at these independent dealers can set you in the right direction for your outdoor needs; no compass necessary, just their expert insight on the best outdoor accouterments for your next adventure.

03/25/2014

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