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This Chicago retailer has an elegantly modern aesthetic, and a keenly curated list of European brands like Barbara Bui and Radcliffe. The picks are handily sorted by silhouette, and the Denim Fit Guide extensively outlines the critical differences between all the available shapes—be they skinny stovepipes or sweeping trousers—even suggesting which lines do each one just right.shopjake.com
A famous hangout for the more wildly dressed, this mazelike neighborhood is known for eclectic shops tucked along winding streets. Lucky's favorite stores in Tokyo's Harajuku neighborhood!
These posh, center-of-it-all neighborhoods, which make up the retail core of downtown, support a diverse batch of boutiques. Lucky's favorite stores in Chicago's Old Town, Gold Coast, and River North neighborhoods!
There are plenty of places where one can pay big bucks for a vintage kimono, but if, like us, you're more interested in wearing than collecting, visit secondhand store Chicago. The pickings are bountiful and in good condition, and the prices largely run under $80. From Tokyo's Harajuku neighborhood store listing.
Populated by a fun-loving post-collegiate crowd, this unpretentious social enclave is home to laid-back bars and easy, on-trend stores. Lucky's favorite stores in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood!