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There's something about finding inspiration in our own hometown that makes our hearts swell with pride. And, when it comes to shopping, Etsy is one of our favorite places to have this visceral experience. From vintage treasures to handmade everything, there's something to suit every taste and budget.
But, because among the great finds there's also a whole lot of crazy, we've handpicked 30 awesome items from Chicago's best shops. Whether you're looking for a gift for dad, a grad, or newlyweds — or a little something for yourself — we've got you covered. So, turn on the AC, grab an ice coffee, and get ready to e-shop 'til you drop.
As much as we'd all like to live in open lofts with massive layouts (scenic views included), that's not the reality. Our apartments have funny angles and nooks. Sound familiar? The windows aren't all that big, either. But, most of our furniture is nonnegotiable. We need somewhere to sit and watch TV.
Our not-so-secret secret is that we expect most, if not all, of our products to work double-duty. Cheek stain doubles as lip pigment, and brown eyeshadow helps fill in our brows. But, there's one tube in our makeup bags that could do so much more: concealer.
What we normally slather onto zits and undereye circles has read