In Rogers Park, you can easily spend an afternoon shopping. If you're looking for a great bookstore, record store or a place to buy all of the ingredients required to make the best martini, you'll want to save this list of neighborhood stores. Find everything you need and more in Rogers Park.
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The best shops in Rogers Park
Need a sax or sheet music, quick? The Rogers Park shop remains one of a handful of places to pick up traditional (read: the stuff you hated to learn in high school band but now wish you'd stuck with) instruments and sheet music. Plus you can enroll in a music lesson or two and really drive your neighbors nuts.
This small vinyl shop gives Rogers Park the record store it has so long deserved. The selection of groove-heavy music—funk, soul, house, rock on 12" and 45—feels like digging through a good DJ's personal stash, and that's essentially what it is. The wax, sorted in just a few bins, is used and cheap and all worth digging through. It's a place for getting a collection started rather than deep digs.
Since 1969, this costume shop has been providing dress-up apparel that runs the gamut from prehistorical to the roaring '20s to modern movie characters. If you're looking simply to add some flair to your own costume, makeup, animal noses, masks and wigs can help with that. There's also a great kids selection, as well as tons of props. Not on a costume search? The shop stocks vintage clothing, accessories, and jewelry, too.
This well-organized wine and spirits store is a beacon for those in the neighborhood who are about to embark on a cocktail party or just need a good, stiff drink. Find everything you need and more at this Rogers Park shop, which quickly became a neighborhood staple, with regularly scheduled wine tastings and other special events.
Step into the brightly-colored interior of this small Edgewater shop and you'll find a healthy selection of comics and graphic novels, overseen by a friendly staff that is eager to help you find your new favorite title. Monthly comic book meetups provide a gathering place for anyone who wants to geek out about movies and books with likeminded individuals.