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Reckless Records

Chicago’s best indie-rock record and CD emporium allows you to listen to everything before you buy. It’s certainly the place to get your finger on the pulse of the local, au courant underground scene. There's plenty…
Homewares in Wicker Park, Bucktown & Ukrainian Village

Unison Home

Packed with boldly patterned bedding, smart storage solutions and striking decor, this beautifully curated store is a place you wander into and immediately want to dwell inside. It’s the public face of Unison, a Chi…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Wicker Park, Bucktown & Ukrainian Village

Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co

This place sells 'espionagical wares' (aka crazy spy gear). Mustache disguise kits, underwater voice amplifiers, banana-shaped cases to hide your cell phone in – it’s genius. Loads of creative books and games for ch…
Music in Wicker Park, Bucktown & Ukrainian Village

Dusty Groove

Old-school soul, Brazilian beats, Hungarian disco, bass-stabbing hip-hop – if it’s funky, Dusty Groove (which also has its own record label) stocks it. Flip through stacks of vinyl, or get lost amid the tidy shop’s …
Books in Wicker Park, Bucktown & Ukrainian Village

Quimby's

The epicenter of Chicago’s comic and zine worlds, Quimby’s is one of the linchpins of underground culture in the city. Here you can find everything from crayon-powered punk-rock manifestos to slickly produced graphi…
Clothing in Wicker Park, Bucktown & Ukrainian Village

Una Mae’s

It's a fine spot to browse for a pillbox hat or velvet-and-lace dress. Along with its vintage wares, Una Mae’s has a collection of new, cool-cat designer duds and accessories for both men and women.
Arts & Crafts in Wicker Park, Bucktown & Ukrainian Village

Beadniks

Incense envelops you at the door, and you know right away you’re in for a hippie treat. Mounds of worldly baubles rise up from the tables. African trade beads and Thai silver-dipped beads? Got ‘em. Bright-hued stone…
Homewares in Wicker Park, Bucktown & Ukrainian Village

Moth

Japanese and Nordic design share similar features, including clean lines, minimal adornments and references to the natural world. So when former architect and frequent traveler Catherine Becker decided to open her W…
Vintage in Wicker Park, Bucktown & Ukrainian Village

US #1

Rack after rack of ‘70s bowling and western-wear shirts, leather motorcycle jackets, cowboy boots and secondhand jeans (including big-name brands) cram this vintage shop. It's like someone raided a rock star's close…
Books in Wicker Park, Bucktown & Ukrainian Village

Myopic Books

Myopic is one of the city’s oldest and largest used bookstores, with stacks upon stacks of tomes. It rambles through three floors and hosts poetry readings (on occasional Saturday evenings) and experimental music (m…