The best shops in North Center

Shop for home décor, accessories and hard-to-find beer in this North Side neighborhood

Photograph: Jas & Paul Photography

Sandwiched between Avondale and Lakeview, this North Side neighborhood has a personality of its own. Perhaps the best way to experience the unique vibe here is to stroll the streets and pop in and out of the local-owned businesses. Homebodies will appreciate the selection of top-notch furniture shops, and fashion-forward shoppers will love the cool boutiques

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North Center’s best shops

Mint Home

Vintage furniture hunters will find happiness at this North Center shop that specializes in refinished mid-century pieces. Dressers, buffets and dining sets are sanded down and made beautiful again at this online retailer turned brick-and-mortar destination. The cozy shop also sells smaller items like screen-printed pillows, tea towels and planters. 

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Neighborly

Curation is key at this friendly neighborhood shop that's stocked with gorgeous goods for the kitchen and garden, unique paper products and Chicago-themed finds. Whether you're looking to treat yourself or a dinner party host, this North Center storefront has you covered with home-centric gifts for all. 

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Bottles and Cans

Whether you're stocking your fridge with craft beer or grabbing a six-pack and heading to a friend's house, this cheery, community-centric beer, wine and spirits store is a safe bet. Bonus points: Keep an eye on their Facebook page for free tastings. 

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Chicago Fret Works

For guitar heroes whose instruments need some attention, this North Center repair shop is at your service. The diligent staff can refinish, re-fret and restring guitars, and there's no charge for estimates or advice. Did we mention the shop dogs? 

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Iron Heritage Grooming Company

When your mane needs to be tamed, look no further than the talented crew at this North Center barbershop. Offering shaves, haircuts and hand-crafted products for sale, it's the kind of place you seek out when you're looking for exceptional service. 

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Embellish Boutique

This North Center store is filled with pieces by local and other independent designers, including vegan leather bags from Joy Accessories, beautiful paper beads from 31 Bits and bridal-ready sterling silver and gold jewelry from Monsieur Pamplemousse. Plus, the organized, creative displays make it easy to find new designers to pique your interest. 

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Traipse

Shoes are an art form at Traipse, a unique footwear boutique in North Center. Though you can expect to pay a bit more here, the reward is worthwhile—their shoes are built with comfort and practicality in mind. 

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Union Handmade

Shop owner Leigh Deleonardo brings a down-right lovely collection of women's jewelry, separates, dresses and accessories to North Center. Both the cheerful space and attentive service make spending your paycheck all too easy. 

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