By Lauren Wulf LaRoche
Lollapalooza weekend is here – and with the weekend-long music festival comes a fashion show like no other. If you’re looking to up your festival style this year, check out a few of the local shops below for everything from vintage ware to hats.
Lollapalooza is known for its eclectic mix of artists and the fans that come out to watch them. The clothing worn at Lollapalooza is no different. From hipsters, hippies, tweens and seniors, Lolla is truly for everyone. And everyone there will be checking out the latest trend setters and unique outfits. Mixing vintage pieces in with your everyday is a great way to show off your personal style without buying the same shirt everyone else has at a chain store. Much like the music and fans that attend Lolla, Vintage clothing is one of a kind. . Here are a couple vintage stores in the city to find a piece unique to you.
1459 N Milwaukee Ave / 812 W Belmont Ave
Rag stock specializes in new and vintage clothing for both men and women. They have amazing vintage pieces to up your style game Lolla this year. Ragstock even pulls pieces for a special festival section to help you out.
Crossroads Trading Co.
1519 N Milwaukee Ave / 2711 N Clark
Crossroads Trading features new and vintage consigned items. Chocked full of designer and brand name clothes. you can get a lot more for your buck going consignment. You’re also sure to find a piece unique to you.
Hats + Shoes
Head and footwear are probably the most important pieces in your festival collection. Between standing all day and unstable Chicago weather, you’ll want to be covered and comfortable. And just because you may get a little dirty, that doesn’t mean you can settle on any old pair of flip-flops. A stylish and comfortable pair of shoes will be what pulls your already awesome Lolla outfit together. With soaring temps and unshaded stages, a hat will also serve as your new best friend.
Goorin Bros Hat Co
1533 N Milwaukee Ave.
For an amazing quality hat that you can keep for a lifetime, look no further that Goorin Bros Hat Co. Making hats since 1895, Goorin knows a thing or two about style and function. The high quality hats are made to last but come in classic styles that are always on trend.
108 N State Street / 1647 N Damen Ave
Chicago-based BucketFeet collaborates with over 2,000 artists from 35 countries around the world to create products that stand out and tell a story. For Lollapalooza this year, you can purchase two limited edition mens/womens sneakers exclusively made for Lollapalooza. Shoes can be purchased online at the Lollapalooza store or at their Bucketfeet locations on State Street or Damen Avenue.
Shop At The Show
Green Street @ Lollapalooza Festival Grounds
Green Street is your one-stop shop for local, national and world-recognized artisans to sell environmentally responsible goods to all Lollapalooza fans.
Whether you need new garb, an upcycled accessory, or to enhance your art collection — you’ll find it in Green Street. If you forgot some basic festival essentials, visit the General Store next to Buckingham Fountain for your last minute needs.
Here are a few of artisans featured at Lolla this year:
• Black Ink Art
• Black Light Visuals
• Chaos Card Company
• Chuck U Art
• Coco Loco Hand-Carved Jewelry
• Drive By Press
• GREENOLA STYLE
• Hot House Market
• LIZ ALIG
• Synergy Organic Clothing
• The Foundrie
• Thread Away | Henna Tattoos
• Transit Tees
• William K. Stidham – heART