New Chicago shops

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

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Trends come and go, but you can count on new Chicago shops opening nearly every week. 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. Happy shopping!

Latest Chicago store openings

Q Brothers

A little brother to Merz Apothecary, Q Brothers is a one-stop shop for men's grooming. Head to this Lincoln Square destination for razors, brushes and speciality shaving creams in a throwback, 1940s-esque setting. While you're there, pick up a new signature scent—the shop's fine fragrance selection, both for men and women, is arguably one of the most unique in the city. 

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Lincoln Square

Tom's Shoes

Shop for those ubiquitous shoes and contribute to a great cause, all while getting your caffeine fix. One of the few Tom's locations to boast a "One for One" coffee shop, this Wicker Park spot is a great place to kill a few birds with one stone. Bonus points for dog lovers—it's Fido-friendly, too.

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Wicker Park


The Detroit-based company has built a reputation for quality watches, made right here in the Midwest. In addition to its trendy timepieces, you'll also find a collection of leather goods like journals, wallets and bags, as well as casual apparel and gifts.

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Wicker Park

Cat and Mouse Game Store

After six years of business in Bucktown, the toy store has expanded to a bigger, second West Loop location. To stock the shop, owner Linda Schmidt did her research (quite litteraly as a former research librarian), filling it with familiar childhood favorites to puzzles galore and new games imported from Europe. There’s plenty of options for every age group, and the store even hosts family game nights and tournaments.

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West Loop

Rocky + Luella

Co-owned by Julia Korol and Kate Bunton, a pair of Anthropologie veterans, this indie boutique sells men’s and women’s clothing that are both modern and timeless. The simple, minimal aesthetic allows the clothes and accessories, namely international labels making their U.S. debut (Honoré out of Paris) as well as designs from local artisans (Claranette), to really shine. In the near future, customers will be able to browse a long list of independent labels such as Ilana Kohn, Re:named, Cameo, Native Youth, Barque, Gorjana and more.

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Logan Square

Apartment 528

Five years after launching an online marketplace of the same name, owners India and Jerome Shannon have opened their first storefront in Humboldt Park. The quaint shop is bursting with happy home furnishings and accessories, from gorgeous handcrafted furniture out of Goshen, Indiana, to quirky Nintendo lamps, vintage books and wooden children's toys. Locals will recognize pieces from area design stars—iamhome, Teeny Screenies—in the colorful mix.

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Humboldt Park


Formerly open by appointment only, the showroom of luxury menswear brand Boga is now open for shoppers every day of the week except Sunday. Owner Jeff Burkard partners with established mills and manufacturers to make pieces from the finest fabrics in the world, including high-quality cottons, wools and leathers. Not only are customers treated to top-of-the-line garments, but men are guided by personal shoppers as they seek out quality suiting for a variety of occasions.

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Near West Side

Lively Running

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.

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Oak Park

Marine Layer

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.

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Audio Archaeology

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.

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Rogers Park
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