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Now for Round 2: Which Neighborhood Has the Better Style: Lakeview Versus Bucktown

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Welcome back to Neighborhood Style Showdown, our quest to determine Chicago's most stylish neighborhood.

BEHOLD: The racks of Robin Richman. Photo

And continuing Round 2 while Pilsen and Wicker Park duke it out, we're pitting winners of round 1 against each other: Lakeview along Southport and Bucktown. First, on the north end of Damen is Robin Richman on the same stretch as sneaker freakers at Vivid Braille and Za Za Zoo nail salon. Headed south, the style we see on the sidewalks by p.45 Stitch and Mindy's Hot Chocolate is high and boutique-driven with a sexy edge.

Along the Southport stretch in Lakeview where Julius Meinl's quiche can't be beat and Anthropologie's windows command dropping dollars is one of the most nonchalantly stylish territories on the North Side. First dates happen at Tango Sur, followed up with a show at The Music Box and end the next morning with perusing the apothecary selection at White Birch Trading. The style is "gently used" but actually brand new mixes with casual affluence. So who wins? Cast your vote now and may the most stylish neighborhood win.

BEHOLD: The racks of Cerato. Photo

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1643 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622 Visit Website

Robin Richman

2108 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647 Visit Website