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  1. Photograph: Courtesy of Bonnie & Clyde's
    Photograph: Courtesy of Bonnie & Clyde's

    Bonnie & Clyde�s Secret Hideout
    Just as the real-life outlaw duo Bonnie and Clyde needed a secret hideout, the retail version needs one, too. Bonnie & Clyde�s suffered water damage in its Wicker Park location twice this year, forcing the owners to shut down operations and set up shop in a �secret hideout� in the Gold Coast. The new pop-up shop is at an undisclosed location, and shoppers can gain access only by invitation. The store�s clients and their referrals have received invites to book appointments at the secret showroom, and you, too, can request an appointment to shop by sending an e-mail to or calling 312-576-2218. Just like Bonnie & Clyde�s original outpost, the pop-up features a selection of men�s and women�s clothing from designers such as Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester, Rad Hourani and more. And remember, the key word in the shop�s title is secret. Case in point: All visitors will be asked to sign a nondisclosure agreement.

  2. Photograph: Andrew Nawrocki
    Photograph: Andrew Nawrocki

    Coyle & Herr
    This consignment furniture showroom located within the Bridgeport Art Center has been in business since December 2011, but in those six months, Coyle & Herr has offered customers only 60 days of shopping. That�s because it�s open just ten days each month. The 12,000-square-foot showroom features an eclectic mix of home furnishings. Items currently in stock include lamps from the Johnson Publishing Company ($300-$500), a glass dining table with a Lucite base ($800), barware ($55 and up) and more. Each monthly sale (usually held toward the end of the month) is tied to a theme; July�s sale is all about items made in America. The owners spend the remaining days of the month meeting with consigners and staging the space for the next sale. The May sale ends Thursday 31; the June sale takes place June 16-26. 1200 W 35th St, unit 1D (773-575-9880,

  3. Photograph: Erica Gannett
    Photograph: Erica Gannett

    Night and Day Vintage
    This cluttered (yet organized) shop is open only from 3-7pm Wednesday through Sunday, and sometimes it doesn�t unlock the doors on time. But once you get in, you�re treated to an array of old-school goodies (circa 1920s-1960s), including a large circa-1950s daybed with a teak wood frame ($575) and a 1950s maroon Hugh Hefner-esque smoking jacket ($78). When it comes to clothing, there�s a bigger emphasis on items from the 1950s and �60s, including beaded cardigans ($20 and up), cocktail dresses (around $30-$50) and skirted swimsuits ($25-$50). 2228 W Belmont Ave (773-327-4045).

  4. Photograph: Andrew Nawrocki
    Photograph: Andrew Nawrocki

    Fan of the TV show Hoarders? This Ravenswood shop would make for a very special episode. The store is so jam-packed, you can barely navigate through the space�but, hey, that just means there�s a lot to choose from. Look for vintage lamps, furniture, kitchenware and even clothing. Mode doesn�t post its opening hours (as far as we can tell, the small store seems to be open at the whim of the owner), but you�ll usually have luck finding open doors on the weekends. 4633 N Damen Ave (773-334-5632).

  5. Photograph: Nicole Schneider
    Photograph: Nicole Schneider

    NAC for Style
    NAC for Style personal stylists Nancy Buchanan and Cathleen Bottini consider their Lakeview atelier a live blog of sorts. They�ve rented an apartment in the Southport Corridor and filled it with �beautiful things we have found and repurposed,� Buchanan says. Everything in the studio�including the vintage chandeliers and the dishes in the cupboard�is for sale, but the main function of the space will be style consultations and pop-up shopping events. For instance, they recently hosted a three-day summer clothing shopping sale. Usually, though, shopping is by appointment only. E-mail or to book an appointment. 3732 N Southport Ave, third floor.

Chicago shops with irregular hours

Call ahead before visiting these Chicago shops—they may or may not be open.

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