By Amanda Look
We’re seeing it all over the city–in shop windows, on the adorable girl in line at Starbucks–it’s the trendy winter-inspired sweater that everyone seems to have but you. Here we see it on style-icon, the posh Victoria Beckham. Luckily it’s not too late for you to jump on the trend! Here are the Chicago shops that carry Victoria’s look, for less.
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 10am-7pm
Forever 21 locations are popping up all over the city – now on Michigan, State, and in the shopping mecca at North and Clyborn. Forever 21 can always promise you on-trend clothes for a very reasonable price. Try their patterned brown and red knit crew neck sweater for $19.80 for a somewhat similar look to Victoria.
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am -9:30pm; Sun 10am-8pm
For $34.95, this H&M sweater is a steal! With its classic snowflake print, this sweater has a great winter feel without being too cutesy. Try it in blue or gray, pair it with a mini and tights and you’ve got yourself a perfect outfit for the season!
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 11am-7pm
This cropped, boyfriend-style sweater has a fun and flirty feel to it. Its trendy cut (boxier than the rest) is exciting and different than the rest of your wardrobe. At $39 you can dress it up with a collared dress or down with a pair of jeans – the possibilities are endless!
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-7pm; Fri 11am-6pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 12pm-5pm
Art Effect, located just off the Armitage brown line stop, is a fun boutique that offers unique gifts, home décor, jewelry, and apparel. They even have their own take on this year’s on-trend sweater: the Kensie Girl Snowflake Sweater for $68. This scoop neck black and white sweater has a rarely-seen rounded hem, making it a distinctive piece.
Victoria Secret, made famous by its lingerie line, actually has an incredible clothing line as well! While their stores don’t carry their clothes, their catalog and website have it all; even the coveted Mrs. Beckham-style sweater! Their alpaca and spandex bouclé sweater is a fitted, sexy option for $59.50. At last we’ve learned Victoria (Beckham’s) secret!