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
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.
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.
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.