here is your guide to shopping in chicago when you aren't looking for $100
toys from F.A.O Schwartz (which is still a cool store to browse in)...
here you'll find the best thrift stores to go to, among others...
the best thrift stores are the village discount outlet chain...
they have about
10 stores, but the absolute best out of all of them is on clark st.
argyle and lawrence (either of those el stops works for it)... it's
uptown, which is a pretty sketchy neighboorhood... just don't be
but here is where you'll find good stuff for cheap (usual prices are
60 cents, 90 cents, $1.50, and $2)... two other good village thrifts
are the ones on roscoe street by damen and the other one on clark between belmont and halsted...
another good place is ragstock, which you'll find east on belmont,
right by clark street...
unfortuneately it's gotten overpriced and ultra-trendy, but you can
still find some good stuff there...
also in the belmont area is Funky Town... this is one of the best new
thrift stores... it's a little expensive but definately quality and
an added bonus of unpretensiousness... it's on seminary and belmont, two
blocks west of the belmont red/brown/purple line el stop.
now, i can't be mistaken for a goth most the time... but i'm a closted
goth... and there's a great store for the goth in you called Medusa's Circle...
it's on clark between addison and belmont at school... here they have
expensive but beautiful clothes that goth and club kids need to have...
they also have lots of punk looking attire, but if you're really a punk then
why are you spending $80 on pants??? although there is something for the punks,
and everyone which is their nice jewelry section... now they do have a
nice "jewelry" section of necklaces and stuff too, but i'm talking about
piercings... they also have a piercer there, who is pretty good from what
i've heard... anyway this store is fun to check out even if you're poor like
myself... (p.s. to dykes... cute chicks work there!!!!!)