For the decorator
West 18th Street in Pilsen | S Ashland Ave to S Halsted St
When it comes to vintage treasures and quirky home decor, there’s no better scene than Pilsen. The first stop on this trek is Knee Deep Vintage, where those who are willing to dig are rewarded with carefully curated retro clothing. Just down the street, you can spiff up your home library with literary gems from Pilsen Community Books. Green-thumbed shoppers should continue west to Verdant Matter, where succulents and handcrafted ceramics mingle in Instagram-worthy perfection. And when it’s time to head home, grab a sweet treat for the road from Panaderia Del Refugio (1339 W 18th St; 312-738-0128).