Tag Archives: Lenny and Me

Wicker Park Boutiques Evolving with the Economy


 

Wicker Park offers a wide selection of vintage and thrift stores including Una Mae’s. (Photo by Maria Cannata

By Jimmy Lobus, Lauren Camplin and Maria Cannata

Despite gloomy economic conditions, Wicker Park remains a haven for “underground” culture, fashion, and design.

The Chicago neighborhood is a home for various fashion stores, ranging from well-known chains and designers to locally owned boutiques and thrift stores. Even in times when the Federal Bureau reports retails sales remain “relatively unchanged”, some high-end boutiques manage to stay on top.

Continue reading