Have a trip to Chicago on the horizon? While we know you'll be busy sampling the best deep dish in town, you may want to also schedule in time for a little vintage shopping. While it may not be your first thought when planning your getaway, hear us out. There might be more to offer in cities like New York and Los Angeles, but there's one good thing about shopping in Chicago: you're more likely to have first dibs on the best that the city has to offer.
While on the coasts, the best secondhand shops may be picked over, in Chicago, you run a strong chance of finding a hidden gem. And while we know that vintage shopping can be tough work, we have a feeling the extra effort is worth it. Below, we're rounding up a few of our favorite secondhand shops to keep in mind for your next trip to the Windy City.
Check them out below, and then do a little secondhand shopping online, just in case you can't make the trip.
Embrace your inner '90s child with the bright, eye-catching pieces at this funky vintage shop with a heavy dose of nostalgia. From rad Hawaiian shirts to a healthy smattering of neon, you'll feel a heavy dose of nostalgia stepping in the door.
Knee Deep Vintage
For anyone looking to scoop up a truly old-school treasure, this is the spot. Specializing in pieces from the 1920s to the '50s, you'll be throwback Thursday–ready after a stop here.
Silver Moon Vintage
Head to Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, and check out this charming shop full of unique pieces. The store's owner, Liz Meyer, also dresses rock stars, so you know she has an eye for cool one-of-a-kind pieces.
Luxury Garage Sale
Take one look at this consignment shop's e-commerce site, and you'll know it's worthy of a visit. Chock-full of designer goodies, we have a feeling you'll want just about everything this shop has to offer.
From the unbeatable collection of vintage jerseys to some seriously impressive concert tees, consider this vintage shop the place to up your cool factor in a major way.
Shop Secondhand Pieces We Love
This track jacket is worthy of a street style shot.
Comfy and cool, what's not to love?
Pair this pretty top with your favorite jeans for a date night look that's different.
There's a reason shoppers love these statement loafers.
You don't have to head to a picnic to make this bag a must.
Fashion girls can't get over burnt orange.
Just what your outfit needs to stand out.
We love the tortoise details.
A sophisticated take on the classic denim jacket.
What's not to love about this gorgeous Gucci bag?
We swear this flowy, floral dress is from our dreams.