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Strange Cargo Has a Range of Retro

by Matt B on October 22nd, 2008

Alright, I'll admit it. The whole retro fashion fad? I don't get it. I stopped wearing my '80s outfits for a reason. But if vintage is your thing, then browse through the racks at Strange Cargo.

strange cargoThe racks and shelves (just north of Purgatory Pizza) are full of retro clothes, shoes, jeans, pea coats, accessories, and more. While most of the customers found perusing here don't look like they even remember the '80s, they appreciate the quirky store for its old trading cards ('Saved by the Bell-!), button-pins, and hundreds of iron-on T-shirt decals.

And just in case you don't find a design you like, or you have one of your very own you want on a shirt, you can have it custom-made for you! To match, the store also has some great graffiti-art baseball caps and an extensive collection of old-school Vans and Converse.

So even if I don't 'get it,' you can probably get it at Strange Cargo.

Photo credit: (c/o Flickr) lobstar28

Strange Cargo: 3448 N Clark St; 773-327-8090
Mon ' Fri: 11:30 a.m. ' 6:45 p.m.
Sat: 11:00 a.m. ' 6:45 p.m.
Sun: 11:30 a.m. ' 5:30 p.m.
Street parking difficult
Public trans: Bus # 8, 22, 152

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