5 Chicago Blocks Where You Can Shop, Eat and Basically Make a Day of It
Much as we love our Prime membership, there are a few things Amazon can’t do. Namely, give us the real talk on whether we can pull off the wide-leg onesie trend. For that kind of thing, we grab our besties and head to these five Chicago blocks, where you can spend all day.
NORTH CLARK STREET BETWEEN WINONA AND BRYN MAWR
With its seemingly endless strip of boutiques and antique shops, Andersonville has our hearts (and wallets).
Eat: We die for artichoke caponata on the patio at Anteprima, but when we’re saving up our shopping money, it’s all about the cheap (and delicious) Mediterranean at Taste of Lebanon.
Primp: Local mini-chain 2x10 Nails has its Andersonville location right on Clark Street.
WEST DIVISION BETWEEN WOOD AND DAMEN
With Wicker Park to the north and Ukrainian Village to the south, this little strip is at the center of it all.
Primp: Ruby Room will clean up your brows and align your chakras (yep).
WEST ARMITAGE BETWEEN HALSTED AND SHEFFIELD
There’s always something new and fun opening up on this Lincoln Park block.
NORTH SOUTHPORT BETWEEN ROSCOE AND GRACE
Our perfect Saturday: lunch and shopping with a friend, followed by a movie at Music Box Theatre.
Primp: Pinky Nail Studio has maybe the cutest nail salon name we’ve ever heard and, more importantly, all the colors in the Essie and OPI rainbow.
WEST 18TH STREET BETWEEN MORGAN AND ASHLAND
Some of the city's best vintage shopping and galleries await at this Near South Side hood.
Primp: Lakshmi Hair Salon’s sub-$30 pedicure can’t be beat.