Shopping & Style

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Sarah Seven Bridal Salon

  • Price band: 3/4

Located in a vintage building off a side street in East Lincoln Park, this is Sarah Seven's third brick-and-mortar location in the United States. (The others are located in San Francisco and Portland.) It's also the only place in Chicago that sells Sarah Seven looks, including her Sarah Seven Collection ($1,300–$2,500) and her Gold Label ($2,500–$5,000). Known for vintage-looking gowns, Sarah's pieces feature lace, beading, chiffon and appliqués. Appointments are highly recommended.

  1. 532 W Arlington Pl
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Hot Mama

  • Price band: 2/4

This women’s boutique sells flattering and relatively casual attire that any mom can pull off: long sleeve T-shirts ($38–$98), comfy dresses ($69–$138) and easy-to-pair blazers ($68–$128). The idea is that you look pulled together and stylish while running around after your kiddos. (But don’t worry: Non-moms will love it, too.) The store’s most popular pieces include flattering sweaters ($38–$128), colorful maxi skirts ($48–$58) and all styles of denim from brands like AG and Seven (around $75–$189). The store even stocks shoes and jewelry–because who doesn’t love one-stop shopping? Especially busy moms.

  1. 3440 N Southport Ave
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Killerspin House

  • Price band: 2/4

This sleek table tennis club, retail space and Loop hangout offers private lessons, group parties and table tennis matches, in addition to having a retail space featuring paddles ($22–$190), sneakers ($90), polos ($50), T-shirts ($35–$40) and more. You also can buy high-end tables like the Revolution ($1,999–$3,500), accessory bags ($14–$190) and other player accessories.

  1. 135 S Clark St, suite 180
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Standout Style Boutique

  • Price band: 2/4

Everything is less than $250 (most is around $100) in this adorable women’s boutique opened by Tamika Maria Price, a local stylist and fashion expert. The store features tops, dresses, pants and more—many by Chicago designers like Shontay Pinder and Love Verse, plus pieces by the store’s private label. Standout items included the multicolored wrap dress by Love Verse ($155), the Boline quilted clutch ($65) and the Poetic Justice skinny jeans for just $53. Top off your look with an infinity scarf for just $48.

  1. 1419 W Belmont Ave
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