Books in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Chicago Comics

This emporium is frequently cited as one of the nation's best comic-book stores. Old Marvel Superman back issues share shelf space with hand-drawn works by cutting-edge local artists such as Chris Ware, Ivan Brunett…
Clothing in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Belmont Army Surplus

Don’t be fooled by the name – the goods at this sprawling, five-story shop go well beyond combat gear. Fashion-of-the-moment clothes hang from the 1st floor’s racks. A rainbow array of Converse, Vans, Adidas, Dr Mar…
Sports & Outdoors in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Windward Sports

One-stop shopping for sporty board gear, whether you’re into surfing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, snowboarding or skateboarding. Windward carries the requisite apparel labels, too (Quiksilver, Billabong, Split etc). …
Sports & Outdoors in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Uncle Dan’s

This store offers top travel and outdoor gear for those looking to escape the concrete jungle, or at least get some abrasion-reinforced fleece to protect them from the elements. It’s a relaxed place to buy hiking bo…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Sports World

This store across from Wrigley Field overflows with – that’s right, Sherlock – Cubs sportswear. It carries all shapes and sizes of jerseys, T-shirts, sweatshirts and ballcaps, plus baby clothes and drink flasks. Sur…
Books in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Unabridged Bookstore

This indie shop is known for its stellar gay and lesbian section (including gay fiction, gay parenting and queer spirituality), as well as travel, sci-fi and children's sections. Staff tape up notes on the shelves n…
Clothing in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Egoist Underwear

This boutique in the heart of Boystown specializes in men's designer underwear. Peruse briefs, boxers, G-strings, swimming shorts, v-neck T-shirts and tank tops. Brands include AussieBum and Cocksox.
Homewares in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Brown Elephant Resale Shop

Proceeds benefit the Howard Brown Health Center, which specializes in health care for the LGBT communities. The shop has a consistently good selection of books, vintage furniture and kitchen items.
Sports & Outdoors in Lake View & Wrigleyville


If you’ve ever actually lived through the classic ‘Mom’s thrown out all of my baseball cards’ tale, you can come here to find out what a fortune you’ve lost. Old sports memorabilia is the specialty of this shop, whi…
Electronics in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Midwest Pro Sound

This is a hub for DJ gear, both used and new. If you’re looking for a basic mixer or a Technics turntable (or a PA system that will quickly make you the talk of your neighborhood), this is your store.