The 29 Stores We Love In Chicago Have Been Revealed (And We’ve Got Deals To Celebrate!)

Chicago is not a typical city as its denizens very well know, but behind the scenes at Refinery29, we find ourselves pleasantly surprised by the commitment and authenticity of our Chicago readers. Not phased by celebrity and positively brimming with passion, we knew that we had to come up with a new take on the city's fashion — the City of Big Shoulders has its own unique flavor.
Fortunately, we found the gal for the job in our intrepid Chicago Editor, Shani Silver. Known for her witty one-liners and her whip-smart take on all things Windy City (and beyond), she constantly churns out content as fresh and sassy as the city in which she lives. She says, "The Chicago audience is so engaged and passionate about our city and our style, they're a joy to write for. The toughest part is definitely stalking street style in winter. We're pretty covered up — but we have to be! Finding chic ways to handle cold weather is one of my favorite challenges, and I know our readers are right there with me."
So, to celebrate a region that's super-special in our hearts, we've chosen our 29 favorite stores in the 773/312 that we think best rep the city. We've got shoe havens and menswear paradise, kids' picks and paper goods galore — the only thing any of these shops have in common are their indie leanings (no massive chains) and their absolutely on-point merchandise. To kick off our 29 Stores We Love hub, we've secured some exclusive deals at — no hyperbole — some of the best stores in the city. (We did this for all of our cities, but guess who responded en force? Yup. Chicago.) So, see which of your faves made our list, and get shopping...these deals won't last forever.
Neighborhood: Wicker Park
DEAL: Akira will offer a 15% two-week long discount to Refinery29 readers at the Wicker Park Women's & Footwear stores. Readers just need to mention "Refinery29 Round-Up" to their cashier during check out for this sick deal!
Akira, 837 West North Avenue (between Honore and Wood streets); 312-238-9314.
eDrop Off
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
DEAL: For one week, all Refinery29 readers will receive an extra 5% commission on their sales.
eDrop Off, 2117 North Halsted Street (at Webster Avenue); 773-525-7467.
Neighborhood: Wicker Park
DEAL: Online, readers will receive a 20% discount by using code "r2920," and local shoppers will receive no tax when mentioning Refinery29.
Eskell, 1509 North Milwaukee Avenue (at Honore Street); 773-486-0830.

Knee Deep Vintage
Neighborhood: Pilsen
DEAL: Anyone who mentions Refinery29 will receive 10% off amazing vintage scores for one week.

Knee Deep Vintage, 1425 West 18th Street (at Bishop Street); 312-850-2510.

Morlen Sinoway Atelier
Neighborhood: Fulton Market
DEAL: The first 29 people who stop in and mention Refinery29 will receive 14.5% off — which, for anyone counting, is half of 29.
Morlen Sinoway Atelier,1052 West Fulton Market Street (between Carpenter and Aberdeen streets); 312-432-0100.
Mulberry & Me
Neighborhood: Wicker Park
DEAL: The first 29 people to mention Refinery29 will receive 10% off their entire purchase.
Mulberry & Me, 2019 West Division Street (between Damen and Hoyne avenues); 773-952-7551.
Neighborhood: Wicker Park
DEAL: The first 29 shoppers who mention Refinery29 will score a free fashionable gift, and online shoppers can just mention Refinery29 in the comments section when they check out.
Penelope's, 1913 West Division Street (at Division and Wolcott streets); 773-395-2351.
Robin Richman
Neighborhood: Bucktown
DEAL: The first 29 people to mention Refinery29 will receive 15% off regularly priced merchandise. Cha-ching!
Robin Richman, 2108 North Damen Avenue (at Charleston Street); 773-278-6150.
Neighborhood: Wicker Park
DEAL: Refinery29 readers will receive 10% off all full-priced items (excluding bridal salon items) and an additional 10% off sale items for a week. Also, any purchase more than $150 will receive a sweet 20% off voucher for their next full-price purchase.
Roslyn, 2035 North Damen Avenue (Between Winchester and Dickens avenues); 773-489-1311.
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
DEAL: Refinery29 readers will receive 10% off full-priced merchandise for one week (must head into the shop to receive discount).
Sarca, 710 North Wabash Avenue (between Superior and Huron streets); 312-255-0900.
Shrine Habardashers
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
DEAL: Refinery29 readers will score 10% off for one week. Last minute V-Day gifts, anyone?
Shrine Habardashers, 7 East Oak Street, (between Rush Street and Michigan Avenue); 312- 526-3164.

Sir & Madame
Neighborhood: Ukrainian Village
DEAL: R29 readers will receive 15% off online purchases during the entire month of February with code "R2915."

Sir & Madam, 2708 North Halsted Street (between Augusta Boulevard and Walton Street); 773-327-7782.

Neighborhood: Gold Coast
DEAL: Sofia is offering 29% off (hey, a number we love!) to readers who mention this roundup in-store for one week. Deal does not include vintage or sale items.
Sofia, 72 East Oak Street (between State Street and Michigan Avenue); 312-640-0878.
The Edit
Neighborhood: Bucktown
DEAL: The Edit will offer 15% off for one week for R29 readers, so hurry on in!
The Edit,1917 North Damen Avenue (at West Cortland); 773-252-3350.

Photos: (Clockwise from left) Courtesy of Sofia, Akira, Sir & Madame, and Morlen Sinoway Atelier.

More from Chicago

R29 Original Series