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Photograph: Emily Mohney

The name of George Vlagos’s shop has many layers of meaning. Not only does it reference the independent nature of all the lines this men’s store carries—from Imogene + Willie denim to tops and bottoms from Engineered Garments—it also points to the overarching theme of the shop: Everything in the store is manufactured in the U.S. Among them are Vlagos’s handmade shoes, Oak Street Bootmakers (a convenient tie-in to the shop’s street address). Doubling as Oak Street Bootmakers’ flagship, the store features the entire shoe line, plus occasional exclusives. Find a shop-in-shop of Shrine (the former resident of this space) selling non-U.S. brands.

Venue name: Independence
Address: 47 E Oak St, second floor
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 11am–7pm; Sun noon–5pm.
Transport: El stop: Red to Clark/Division.
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