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Since the start of the recession Pilsen's vintage scene was booming. Like, outa control and we couldn't keep up, can we say, knee deep in vintage? Apparently, the economy has caught up to Pilsen (or vince versa) and forced the closure of not one, but TWO of the neighborhood's beloved sources for past eras of fashion. Awh, we just got a little dewey-eyed for 18th Street.
First, Rex Recycled Fashion in East Pilsen on 18th and Morgan has closed. Rex was known for their "Yes", "No, "Maybe" dressing rooms and sometimes unbelievable ability to color code anything which really made the store feel like you were dancing across a rainbow. The second casualty is shop on Halsted at 18th, Deliciously Vintage. With stock ranging from the 50's to the 90'sDeliciously Vintage specialized in higher end vintage brands which tended to be a bit pricey.
· All Pilsen Coverage [Racked]
· Deliciuously Vintage [Official Site]
· Rex Recycled Fashion [Official Site]
[Photo: Chicago Fashion Resource]