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While spending a day shopping for the perfect new shoe, dress, accessory, etc. totally sounds like fun, it's also a huge time-suck that might not deliver the goods. If you're too busy, too lazy, or too torn to pick the perfect Chicago shop for what you're after, we can help. Read on to discover Chi-Town shopping, totally deconstructed and decoded. From perfect basics to super-specific shopping needs, we've come up with a cheat-sheet to help max-out your shopping time way before your credit card. Thanks to our guide, you'll have plenty of free time to spend relaxing, rejuvenating, and reading Refinery29. See how smart we are?
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We've all known that girl who can somehow make bargain-bin finds look like Barneys splurges. The secret to such a cultivated style isn't magic: It's knowing how to spot the design details that make clothes seem cheap — and the ones that make 'em look way more expensive than they are.
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