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Get The List Of The Best Outlet Stores In Chicago!

Outlet stores are just better. Why? Because you are not spending all of your money on the full price for one item. In conclusion, you are saving yourself so much more money to buy more outlet goodies!

Think about all of the things you could do with saved money like pay rent, buy groceries, buy yourself an extra pair of whatever you want, pay bills, or simply throw it in your savings account!

Check out the list of the best outlet stores in Chicago below:

  • The Fashion Outlets of Chicago – 5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont, IL.
    • This outlet mall features high end designer shops. Looking for some Prada or Gucci? This is your place! The mall also features great restaurants around it.
  • Nordstrom Rack Lincoln Park – 1551 N Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL.
    • Did someone say marked down designer Nordstrom goods? We’re in!
  • TJ Maxx – 600 N Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL.
    • The TJ Maxx on Michigan Ave. has it all. You are guaranteed to find something you like and you’ll save tons of money in the end!
  • Crate and Barrel Outlet – 1860 W Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL.
    • Looking to re-decorate your place? This outlet carries wine glasses, classic white serving plates and cutlery. A lot of the goods are between 30%-60% off! Talk about a steal deal.
  • Chicago Premium Outlets – 1650 Premium Outlets Blvd. Aurora
    • With 120 stores, you’ll be sure to find whatever you want for up to 60% off.

Do you have a favorite go-to outlet store you shop at? Let us know in the comments below!

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Top 10 Chicago Boutiques You Need To Visit

Chicago has it all. From the food to the activities to the shopping. Wait, did someone say shopping?

chicago boutiques

With summer in full bloom, we’re all out and about. What better way to spend a warm day than shopping around the city? We’ve got a list of amazing Chicago independently owned boutiques you need to visit sometime you are in the mood to shop.

Check out the Top 10 Chicago boutiques you need to visit below:

  • Local Goods Chicago: 5354 W. Devon Ave. Chicago, IL 60646
    • This shop offers amazing locally made merchandise and items that advertise Chicago. You can find Abbey Brown Soaps, sweets from Cheshire Cat Confectionery, and crafts from Muggy Tuesday.
  • Milk Handmade: 5137 N Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640
    • This Andersonville shop specializes in handmade goods as well as homemade soaps.
  • Alapash: 1944 W Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL 60613
    • This Ravenswood boutique sells everything you need for your terrarium and even D.I.Y. kits!
  • Transistor: 3819 N Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613
    • This gallery is stocked with goods from 80s artists. There is even a recording space and its own webcast!
  • Belmont Army: 855 W Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657
    • This 1975 shop has skater gear, trendy fashion clothes and vintage boots! Perfect place to go to when you’re looking for a fun outfit.
  • Heritage General Store: 2959 N Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60657
    • A stunning bike store that features handcrafted bikes in Chicago. There is even a coffee shop and retail store.
  • Virtu: 2035 North Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60647
    • This cute gift shop offers stocks paper goods, jewelry, kitchen wares, and anything else that fits in a a little bag or box.
  • SIlver Moon: 1721 W North Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
    • This shop is owned by a former rock-star so you know it’s a place to be! Silver Moon features vintage bridal good and accessories from straw hats to cuff-links!
  • Penelope’s: 1913 W Division St. Chicago, IL 60622
    • This clothing shop has amazing clothing for both men and women. They even have store pugs! Puppies to play with!
  • Open Books: 213 W Institute Pl. Chicago, IL 60610
    • This nonprofit organization gets books through programs, book donations, and more. Who wouldn’t want to donate books and pick another book while they are at it?

Have you ever been to any of these local Chicago boutiques? What did you buy?

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T.J. Maxx, BlueMercury to takeover Clark and Diversey with New Retail Development

THIS JUST IN—T.J. Maxx and Bluemercury to move into the vacancy at Clark and Diversey. You may have known it as the Vitamin Shoppe, Starbucks, or the Coconuts video store of the 90’s and early 2000’s, but as of now, the building will be home to discount clothing store T.J. Maxx, leasing 4,800 square feet of the ground floor and the entire 15,800-square-foot second floor.

The current structure at the intersection of Clark Street and Diversey Parkway is noticeably prepared for demolition as retail real estate investor Acadia Realty Trust is set to build a fully-renovated retail building

At first glance, the new building offers a reminiscent, yet modern look to a typically vintage Clark Street. Still, it stays true to a “two-story max” theme that keeps Clark Street distinct from the rest of the rising city.

While T.J. Maxx plans to takeover the second floor, Bluemercury, a cosmetic company and spa chain, will lease about 2,100 square feet on the ground floor, and share the remaining spaces with other tenants.

Demolition is set to last over the next couple of months and, according to an article by the Chicago Tribune, Acadia executive Christopher Conlon slates the building is set for completion sometime in 2018.

As far as the future of the longstanding T.J. Maxx merely blocks away (located above the now neighborhood Walmart), no word has been given.

 

 

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