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Fall 2014
Best Sellers in Chicago By Megy Karydes

shutterstock_84639565_SuperIn 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.

Megy Karydes

Megy Karydes is a professional writer and president of marketing/public relations consulting firm Karydes Consulting. She specializes in the gift and home industry. You can reach her by visiting www.karydesconsulting.com.




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