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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?
Written by Emily Ferber
Look, we embrace the way food culture has emerged as its own huge world. We'll be the first ones to jump on a cronut, we enjoy making ricotta from scratch, and the toast that accompanies it, we try to shop at the farmers' market for fresh local produce when we can, and we try to eat healthfully in general and not scarf read
To see and recognize that bold, golden arrow on the side of a sunglasses means you’re part of the Karen Walker club. Her bold specs have long ago become cult products, and the only thing that might inspire a bigger wave of fanaticism than the sunglasses themselves are the clever lookbooks she puts forth each season. read