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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
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Blake

Minimalist store specializing in sophisticated women’s apparel, plus shoes & accessories.

212 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
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Tangerine

Women’s clothing, and accessories. 

1719 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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Eskell

Funky boutique offering house-designed women’s clothing & jewelry, plus fragrances & home goods.

1509 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Sector 2337

Sector 2337 is a storefront gallery and bookstore.

2337 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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Knee Deep Vintage

Cozy spot to dig through the racks for used clothing & housewares plus modern & retro furniture.

1425 W 18th Pl, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
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Market Supply Co. Vintage

Hip resource for vintage apparel & accessories, eco-friendly jewelry & an old-school barber shop.

1147 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
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Belmont Army

5-story apparel store with modern fashions, vintage items, military wear, footwear & skating gear.

855 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, USA
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Permanent Records

Cheerful storefront space stocking used LPs, CDs & DVDs, & hosting occasional events.

1914 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Reckless Records

Reckless Records in Chicago sells new and used vinyl, CDs, DVDs and more.

-Recommended by Post Animal

26 E Madison St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
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Village Discount Outlet

Chain of thrift stores in Chicago and surrounding areas.

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6419 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60629, USA
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Dusty Groove

Spiffy storefront stop for rare, new & used LPs & CDs from a wide range of genres, plus DVDs.

1120 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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STITCH

High-end store showcasing stylish home furniture & accents, as well as fashion accessories & gifts.

1937 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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Penelope’s

Relaxed nook selling European & U.S. brands of casual apparel & accessories for men, women & kids.

1913 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Logan Hardware Records

Record store with hundreds of vinyl albums plus a museum of free-to-play vintage arcade games.

2532 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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The WasteShed

The WasteShed is a nonprofit creative reuse center located in Chicago, we accept donations of reusable art supplies, school materials and office supplies.

914 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Vintage Charm Bucktown

Charming Chicago fashion & home boutique that offers a curated selection of clothing, gifts, jewelry, home & vintage.

1735 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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Moon Voyage

Wicker Park women’s boutique showcasing clothing, accessories & jewelry by small designers.

2010 W Pierce Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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P.45

Trendy retailer with a hip vibe offering women’s brand-name apparel, accessories, shoes & jewelry.

1643 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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Gramaphone Records

This funky record store with a clubby vibe stocks a selection of dance music & underground tunes.

2843 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657, USA
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The Brown Elephant

Thrift store selling clothing, furniture & books in support of the Howard Brown Health Center.

5404 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
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Enaz

An eclectic journey to fashion, urban awareness and organic chic paralleling with sensible style.

309 N Happ Rd, Northfield, IL 60093, USA
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Seek Vintage

Cozy shop with retro flair featuring a large stock of 1930s to 1980s decor items & clothes.

1432 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642, USA
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Myopic Books

Tri-level used-books store stocking 80,000 tomes & hosting periodic concerts & poetry nights.

1564 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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US #1 Vintage Clothing

Snug store stocking a variety of vintage apparel, shoes, denim & leather goods for men & women.

1460 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Dave’s Records

Cozy, vinyl-only record shop stocking thousands of domestic, imported, new & used titles.

2604 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
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Buffalo Exchange Chicago

Hip chain that buys, sells, trades trendy vintage & used clothing & accessories for men & women.

-Recommended by Ajani Jones

1478 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Thrift & Thrive

This large outpost for used & vintage home goods & apparel also performs clean-outs & estate sales.

6025 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60634, USA
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Quimby’s

Indie bookstore offering offbeat titles, graphic novels & magazines, plus readings & special events.

1854 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Unique Thrift

Unique Thrift Store in Chicago, IL is an impressive thrift store, a community champion and a revolutionary recycler. -Recommended by Post Animal

3748 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, USA
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Pilsen Community Books

Book store in Chicago, Illinois.

1102 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
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Shuga Records

Music store in loftlike digs selling over 500,000 titles of new & used vinyl, CDs & collectibles.

“Very loving towards local artists.” -Post Animal

1272 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Family Thrift Store

Large well-organized secondhand shop with three locations in Chicago, offering clothing, housewares, shoes and more. Items are hand selected for quality, cleanliness, and variety. Stop by on a Monday for their 3 for $1 Monday specials.

2160 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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The Covert Empire

Popular local streetwear boutique, Covert Empire, is known for its fitted hats, hoodies, T-shirts and other accessories.

Chicago, IL 60625, USA
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Hyde Park Records

Buy/sell/trade new & used vinyl, CDs, DVDs and books at this cool neighborhood record shop with a cool vibe. Spend some time sifting through Hyde Park Records giant collection of 99 cent records for bargain steals and hidden finds.

1377 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615, USA
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Wolfbait and B-girls

“You can’t go wrong with Wolfbait in Logan Square. They’ve got great Chicago-made stuff that’s perfect for gifts!” -Phillip-Michael Scales

Wolfbait & B-girls, West Logan Boulevard, Chicago, IL, USA
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Laurie’s Planet of Sound

“Laurie’s Planet of Sound in Lincoln Square always has something worth picking up in my 20 years of shopping there.” -White Mystery

Laurie's Planet of Sound, North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
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Andersonville Galleria

“I like the Andersonville Galleria for great local designers.” -The Life And Times

Andersonville Galleria, North Clark Street, Chicago, IL, USA
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606 Records

“I love the fairly-new 606 Records in Pilsen” -In Tall Buildings

606 Records, South Allport Street, Chicago, IL, USA
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Bric-a-Brac Records & Collectibles

“Bric-a-Brac Records. While primarily a record store, I love how they carry a wide variety of oddities like vintage toys, VHS tapes, cassettes, old school punk mags, clothing, etc. Enough of an unusual record store that I think it could be classified as a boutique.” — Slow Mass

Bric-a-Brac Records & Collectibles, West Diversey Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
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Jugrnaut

“They’re always ahead of the curve and they support local artists.” — Air Credits

juggernautPT, Melbourne VIC, Australia
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Vintage Quest

“Nic met Keith who runs it a while back and appreciates how he curates the shop.” — Deeper

Vintage Quest, North California Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
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