New Chicago shops

Keep up with the latest openings of Chicago shops, including high-end boutiques, shoe stores, chain stores and more Chicago shopping news

Photograph: Jaclyn Elizabeth Rivas
Les Nereides

Trends come and go, but you can count on new Chicago shops opening every month. We're keeping track of the biggest debuts, from indie boutiques to chain stores, so you can get through the doors and load up on the latest fashions before everyone else. Whether you're looking for the best bookstores, vintage clothing or beauty supply stores, Chicago's new shops (and old ones, too) have you covered. Happy shopping!

Latest Chicago store openings

Rag & Bone Chicago

Born out of frustrations with mass-produced jeans, what began as a denim line in 2002 has expanded to cover clothing for both men and women, all with an emphasis on craftsmanship. The designs nod toward tradition while exuding an utterly contemporary vibe. This aesthetic is reflected in elegant, industrial-edged stores; the Gold Coast outpost caters to both sexes, complete with exposed brick and light fixtures custom-designed in house. 

Read more
Gold Coast

Les Néréides

Being the sister city to Paris, it was only fair that the first U.S. opening of the high-end Parisian jewelry brand be in Chicago. A true definition of "je ne sais quoi,"the brand is known for elaborate, playful costume jewelry. Expect to find necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings featuring handmade, hand-painted tiny ballerinas, intricate flowers, sea creatures, and even penguins on bicycles. If you're looking to splurge ($60-$800) on a unique, wearable work of art, look no further. 

Read more
Loop

BucketFeet Bucktown

BucketFeet's newest Chicago store is the brand's most spacious to date, showcasing a full line of shoes (including slip-on and lace-up sneakers, and flip-flops) for men, women and kids. The Bucktown store also features a station that allows artists to submit designs and sign up to become part of the brand's artist network. The location will also offer events and programs that connect customers with the artists behind their favorite products.

Read more
Bucktown

Blue Jay Way

Who wouldn't want a painting of Kramer from Seinfeld? Or the Jurassic Park raptor? Colorful, pop culture favorites are painted and hung on the walls for your viewing, or purchasing, pleasure at this new Logan Square shop, opened by artist Jamie Knight in June 2015. You can also shop for rare vintage toys and collectibles like tin lunchboxes, books, stickers and much more.

Read more
Logan Square

Dice Dojo

Gamers of all kinds welcomed the opening of Dice Dojo–Chicagoland Games' South Loop outpost. This place isn't just a store, but a neighborhood hangout. Dice Dojo boasts gaming tables, tournaments, and also happens to host Chicago's largest Magic The Gathering events. The shop also stocks comic books from Andersonville's Alleycat Comics. Not ready to commit to buying your own game? No worries. Pull up a chair, and demo a game for as long as you like. Seriously, as long as you like–it's open until midnight on Fridays. You can even BYOB. 

Read more
South Loop

Blo and Go

Streeterville's newest blowout salon may seem like just another (yes, another) blow dry bar, but its extended hours and additional services make it a one-stop shop compared to other competitors. Blo and Go offers not just blow outs and updos ($40+), but hair cuts ($60+), extensions ($10+), makeup application ($25+), mini manicures ($15), regular manis ($25), and no-chip ($45). Primping for a night out? Go for the "Night on the Town" packages, which start at $90 and include hair, makeup and nails. The best part? It opens at 7am, so you can even sneak in an appointment before work. Plus, the salon is also BYOB (not that we're encouraging booze before the office).

Read more
Streeterville

Warby Parker

Set foot in the well-loved hipster frame store and you'll find design elements that reflect the history and culture of the Lincoln Park neighborhood, including chevron wood floors, a photo booth and plenty of books sourced from local authors (which are also available for purchase). Don't leave without picking up a free custom map of the best spots to sit and read a book around the neighborhood, designed by local artist Jason Polan. Of course, you'll also find the selection of affordable, fashion-concious frames you've come to expect from Warby Parker. 

Read more
Lincoln Park

Torrid

The popular plus-size fashion retailer opens its flagship location in the heart of the Loop. Specializing in apparel sizes 12–28, the 3,000-square-foot store offers endless on-trend options at prices that won't give you a heart attack. The jewelry and shoe selections don't dissapoint, either. 

Read more
Loop

Rent the Runway

Critics' pick

The 2,940-square-foot Chicago outpost of designer rental website, RentTheRunway.com, will open in the Gold Coast later this month. The sleek space, complete with chic dressing rooms and a "selfie mirror" will be stocked with a rotating inventory of more than 300 major designers, including Diane von Furstenberg, Marchesa Notte, Cushnie et Ochs and Vera Wang. And the stock isn't just limited to dresses—the store also rents rompers, jumpsuits, jewelry and handbags. Four-day apparel rentals range from $30–$800 and come in sizes 0–22. Accessory rentals start at just $5. 

Read more
Gold Coast

Gather Home + Lifestyle

Owner Kristen Basilo has a keen eye for design, and the proof is in her stunningly minimalistic Wicker Park shop, which has "gathered" an impressive variety of products for both men and women, including home decor, cards, apothecary, leather goods and accessories, jewelry and books—all made by small, independent makers. Among our favorites: Fern Living's brass hexagon pots ($54), Komono sunglasses ($60) and the Makr Rucksack ($185). We challenge you to find a corner that isn't Instagram-worthy. 

Read more
Wicker Park
Show more

Comments

0 comments