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Lively Running

  • Price band: 2/4

Founded by a pair of sisters who are avid runners, Lively Running offers a wide variety of chic athletic and lifestyle apparel and accessories for women. Browse top-notch brands such as Hoka One One, Lolë, Merrell, On Running, Moving Comfort and more, get a custom sneaker or sports bra fitting, and then sign up for the ladies’ weekly fun run.

  1. 109 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park
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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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