Best Sellers in Chicago
In the true spirit of the “Buy Local” movement, Chicago’s indie gift retailers find success in supporting local artists because, truth be told, they’re often artists themselves. Yet unlike other metropolitan cities, Chicago is a true city of neighborhoods so the proprietors tend to stock merchandise that is reflective of their community with a hyperlocal vibe. Their eye toward the arts helps with merchandising. Here are five unique shops, from the south side to the north side, that provide one-of-a-kind service with a nod to their roots.