Specialty boutiques in Chicago provide the fashion-trendy city with the latest styles, as well as unique gift selections for any occasion. Super stores can be great-and-all, but boutiques give you a feel for the city around you – they reflect the people and the styles. Some boutiques in Chicago specialize in one or two areas, while others cover it all. They all excel in what they aim to provide, and they will surely provide women [and men] with the styles that they have been lusting after – and the gifts that they have been searching for endlessly.

 

Boutiques in Chicago:

 

Hazel $$
Hazel is a great stop to find unique trinkets for yourself, your home, and even more-so for gifts. They have a large selection of jewelry, nick-nacks, purses, tableware, and so forth. Replace your run-of-the-mill greeting cards with entertaining, original creations from their fantastic selection. They have an extensive array of soaps, lotions, and candles if you want to bring the relaxation of the spa home with you. In addition to their to ‘gift’ store, they have a full-apparel store a few doors down. That one is stocked with a great selection of women’s and men’s apparel alike. They feature some of the best styles around, and brands that you would not typically find around the city. If you are looking to easily spend thirty-minutes or more wandering around a store in which you will want everything on their shelves, look no further.

Gifts:
1902 West Montrose
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 769-2227

Apparel:
1926 West Montrose
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 904-7779

Squasht Boutique $$
Squasht Boutique specializes in women’s retro styled apparel. Their brands are all top-notch quality, and consist of indie designers from across the country – as well as local to Chicago. The products are hand-crafted to assure quality control and uniqueness. They have made a name for themselves with their well known signature reversible handmade hats, and endlessly wearable vintage-modern style dresses. In the fashion conscious city of Chicago, they are climbing the ranks of independent fashion boutiques. They began as a designer that wholesaled their products to stores; in 2010 they opened their own storefront – it has been a hit ever since.

2556 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 292-4123

Saint Alfred $$
Saint Alfred takes pride in more than just its well-stocked boutique. It is very clean, professional, stylish and friendly. They carry many well known brands – and rare items at that. They also load themselves with their own house-brand and brands that are on a local and global scale. They have styles for men and women, making this one of the all around clothing boutiques in Chicago. If you are on the hunt for limited edition footwear, Saint Alfred is usually on top of release dates.

1531 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 486-7159

G Boutique $$
G Boutique is a haven for women. They specialize in women’s apparel from cute and sexy clothes, lingerie, and non-apparel stock. They celebrate the female form and want every woman to be able to feel as comfortable in their form as possible. They are also available for bachelorette parties if you are looking to spice things up, and have a ridiculously fun night with girlfriends. The employees here are helpful, genuine, and completely non-judgmental – they will help you feel in your element. To spice things up in life a little, G Boutique has all of the essentials.. and non-essentials.

2131 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 235-1234

Virtu $$
Virtu states, “Virtu is the place where you will find something for someone who has everything.” They are not exaggerating with that statement. Their boutique is packed with items that you will be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. Their stock is comprised of items that are unique, and hand-crafted by someone – not something. Their jewelry is amazing, and you will most likely be the only one of your friends that has that particular style. We all know how important it is to be able to reflect your own style – rather than walk into a crowded room only to see your outfit on three other people. This is a great place to find stand-out gifts, or to treat yourself. Other than jewelry, they have fantastic trinkets, accessories to spruce up your home, and even carefully crafted essentials for your body [such as soap].

2035 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 235-3790

Smitten Boutique $$$
Smitten Boutique is the gift shop for all of the big moments in life – from first time homeowners, to wedding days that celebrate new life together. Their ultimate specialty is helping to create the perfect wedding. Whether you are looking to splurge on the bride and groom, or you are looking to cross items off of your own wedding day checklist, Smitten boutique is more than happy to assist. A big selling point is their custom invitation, which comes in many styles that can compliment any wedding setup. Newborn gifts is another one of their specialties. After all, bringing new life into the world is a very joyous occasion. Smitten rises above boutiques in Chicago when it comes to recognizing the little details and celebrating the big life moments.

1047 W Madison St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-7777

The Fig Tree $$$
The Fig Tree views life as a joyous occasion all around. They are stocked with items that are perfect if you are looking to treat yourself, or are taking party in celebrating someone’s birthday, wedding, baby shower, or just because. They have a massive candle selection that will cause you to get lost in great aromas. A great way to treat yourself is to dive into their bath and body section. Their products will leave your body feeling renewed, while looking, feeling, and smelling great. Greeting cards are perfect for those long distance ‘I am thinking of you’, while their jewelry and apparel stock bring it to a more personal level. No matter what you are celebrating, The Fig Tree will make you feel like you have walked into a gold mine.

1037 W Madison St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-6303

M2 Boutique $$
I do not like to use the word ‘waste’ but it really does apply. M2 Boutique does not waste their time with ‘this and that’, they dedicate their space to bags and jewelry. This works very well for everyone, since they have become experts in the styles, trends, and brands that they carry. They have a keen eye on what to sell in their boutique, which means that the last necklace that you like on the hanger.. it probably is not the last, it is the only one – so buy it immediately! They do not mass stock; they carefully choose their style [in limited numbers usually] and they bring it to your attention. For the newest styles, and small quantities, M2 Boutique will equip you with the best accessories. Conveniently, they have a men’s boutique, M4Men, just next door – it specializes in gadgets.

3527 N Southport
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-9866

Jugrnaut $$
Jugrnaut is the stop of the boutiques in Chicago for streetwear and vintage apparel. In 2007 they began their attack and aimed themselves towards fashion kids, hip-hop heads, skaters, and anybody with an interest in any type of culture. They have their own line of clothing that allows them to reflect their style and vision upon the fashion scene. To compliment their vision, they have partnered up with some the hottest brands in streetwear around to deliver the best and most diverse shopping experience around. Their selections weighs heavily towards the men’s sector, but they do offer a nice selection of women’s threads. They do very well representing Chicago’s style, as well as revolutionizing it. For the slickest streetwear, Jugrnaut is an essential stop.

427 S Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 435-4635

Francesca’s Collections $$
Francesca’s Collections is a dream world of women’s fashion. If you are ever in a pinch and must source a ‘need it tonight’ outfit that will make you rise above the crowd, you will have no problem finding it here. Their boutique covers every single aspect needed to create the perfect outfit. Their clothing section ranges from simple, yet stylish, shirt and shorts – to sweaters, dresses, denim, and jumpsuits. Bags are essential, and they carry them in basically every form imaginable. Shoes, jewelry, accessories, and unique gifts round out the rest of the store to make Francesca’s Collections feel like a fashion superstore in a quaint package. On top of it all, their sales are frequent.

1920 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 486-0293

 

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