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Marine Layer

  • Price band: 2/4

We all know perfectly soft T-shirts are hard to come by. Offering exactly that—plus a full line of men’s and women’s clothing—is Marine Layer, the first outpost of the San Francisco–based brand outside of the West Coast. Inside, you’ll discover pieces cut from custom-blended cotton so comfy you’ll want to layer them all year long.

  1. 1646 N Damen Ave
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Audio Archaeology

  • Price band: 2/4

In the market for a vintage record player? How about (two) turntables and a microphone? Pop into this Rogers Park one-stop-shop for all your vinyl lifestyle needs. Owner John Arnsdorff, a life-long collector of record and vintage audio electronics, sells a range of classic pieces and records, as well as modern home accessories, gifts, barware and more.

  1. 1324 W Devon Ave
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Alton Lane

  • Price band: 3/4

Love the look of custom suits but cringe at the prices? This brand works hard to offer quality, made-to-fit suits at a fraction of the cost. With showrooms in five other cities, Alton Lane brings its business to Oak Street. Interested customers book appointments with style experts, who take their measurements and guide them through a slew of custom design options.

  1. 49 E Oak St
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Update Interiors

  • Price band: 3/4

The next time you’re in need of an eye-catching accessory, lighting fixture or housewarming gift, head to Oak Park’s newest shop. Owners Peter and Barbara Bernick stock the 1,500-square-foot space with interesting items from around the globe (consoles to candles, fixtures to frames), plus local goods from designers such as Gold Leaf Designs.

  1. 122 N Marion St, Oak Park
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