Neighborhoods with the Best Chicago Boutiques for Fashion Lovers

October 25, 2021 | By Lauren Bozarth
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Chicago is known for having eclectic boutiques across its neighborhoods where you’re sure to find something vintage or one-of-a-kind. Check out the best areas to boutique shop.

Neighborhoods Near Prime Chicago Boutiques

Lincoln Park

The charming Lincoln Park comunity is the perfect spot for some retail therapy. Right along Armitage Avenue and Halsted Street, you can find an array of adorable boutiques for any and all your shopping needs.

Stop by Bliss & Belle Boutique or Alice & Wonder if you’re looking to spruce up your wardrobe, or Art Effect for a fun gift. You may also want to swing by Bluemercury, your one-stop-shop for all things skincare and makeup.


Directly north of Lincoln Park, this community is also home to a few special shopping districts.

Lakeview’s Southport corridor is the trendy shopping area that boasts a handful of specialty shops and boutiques along Southport Avenue. Krista K boutique is the perfect spot for anyone in need of a cute outfit. Pair your clothes with fun accessories and handbags from M2 boutique or Stella Blue Design

The Lincoln Hub, along Lincoln Avenue, is another fantastic spot to shop. Here you can stumble upon an eclectic mix of mom-and-pop shops, like Waxman Candles and Heritage Bicycles and General Store.

Right around the Paulina Brown Line stop near the Lincoln-Belmont-Ashland intersection, you can find the Paulina Station District, another excellent spot for some brick-and-mortar retail. The area boasts iconic shops like Chicago Music Exchange and Chicago institutions offering vintage charm, including Dinkel’s Bakery and Paulina Market.

Wicker Park

Venture northwest of downtown Chicago to find an assortment of unique shops throughout the hip Wicker Park neighborhood. Stroll along Milwaukee Avenue, the hub for the neighborhood’s most popular boutiques. All along this bustling street, and side streets, you’ll find unique shops. 

If you’re someone who appreciates throwback finds, head to Vintage Underground. Afterward, pop by Goorin Bros Hat Shop if you’re looking to expand your hat collection.

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