May 3, 2010

ChiTown Feature Series - Stay Tuned




For the month of May, I've decided to focus my blog as well as my spending on local designers and boutiques. We all know that online shopping is the perfect medium for comparison shopping. If we find something we want online, we perform multiple searches for that item to seek the best deal and never consider (or even care) from where the item comes.

All of that changes this month. My goal is to spotlight local gems as well as pump some money back into my hometown. You know, boost the economy - my favorite justification for shopping.

Additionally, inspite of the fact that many local designers/retailers have an online presence, I want to encourage consumers to get out and shop brick-and-mortar as well. Don't you miss the days of instant gratification and carrying an actual shopping bag in your hand? Plus, there's nothing like interacting with the designers and boutique owners in-person.

So, get ready to enjoy my first ChiTown Feature Series. If you have any favorite Chicago designers and/or boutiques, please comment here or send me an email (nikia@chitownfashionista.com).

You never know, they may get featured in the series and a percentage of my paycheck. :-)




*photo courtesy of kathika.com

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Jillian aka Joules said...

Chicago's own...

DESIGNERS:

Agga B.
DRAPES by Ashley Scott
m.c.c. (Macy's Incubator)
Killian Gui (Macy's Incubator)
The Gaudy God
Crak Jewelry
Mean Millies

BOUTIQUES:
kokorokoko
The Sometimes Store
Rockett Mansion (store opening soon, check her out online for now)
Store B
Lenny & Me
Eskell Inc.

VINTAGE:
Joules Jewels Vintage
Brown Alice Thrift
Max & Chloe Vintage
Knee Deep
Very Best Vintage
Sisterman Vintage
Bombshell Shocked
Jenstyle
Heliopsis

May 5, 2010 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger ChiTown Fashionista said...

Thank YOU for your list! I had a few on my radar already but I definitely appreciate the others.

May 7, 2010 at 10:54 AM  
Anonymous Yanira said...

Sophia's Vintage on Oak St. and for super inexpensive deals...M.GO Fashion Salon, great for a last minute run in...

May 18, 2010 at 10:37 AM  

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