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- Trend 1: Shopping Local “Our favorite trend! We represent almost 170 artists and designers who are all local to the Chicagoland area, along with two Chicago-based fair trade companies. We love the feeling of wearing an article of clothing
- Trend 2: Pastels “We love the pastel trend for Spring 2014. After such a harsh winter, we're happy to embrace some warmth with softer colors—but of course we have to add an edge to it! Our pastel organic print motocross pant and Damsel dr
- Pictured: Brazen Judy Romance Dress, $65
- Trend 3: Formal + Casual “Our final favorite trend is mixing formal and casual pieces. Anna Hovet's line of sweatshirts are incredibly warm and soft, but structured and detailed enough to easily meld with more formal, tailored pieces. You
As if the name of this Logan Square boutique isn't fascinating enough, Wolfbait & B-girls carries enough weirdo local kitsch to dress you and your friends and your friends' babies for days. Whether they're selling terrariums, sign-of-the-zodiac necklaces, sriracha peanut butter cups, or "Chicago baby" onesies, the store feels like your crazy young aunt's gift shop, where you'll stumble onto a gem in every corner.
What's a "wolfbait," you ask? According to owners Shirley Kienitz and Jenny Stadler, "The name Wolfbait & B-girls is a nod to historic Chicago. The 1950's guidebook Chicago Confidential defines wolfbait as girls who moved to the city looking for success, and b-girls as what they sometimes turn into. Think B-movie, B-side, bad girl, Bruiser, and Brazen Judy." Kienitz and Stadler are no b-girls themselves, though; they're obsessed with shopping local and stock wares from over 170 local designers, so you can be sure that when you spend your money here, you're giving back to Logan Square.
Here are the trends Kienitz is most excited for this spring. Keep in mind that if you want to snag any of these locavore treasures, you'll have to pop by Wolfbait & B-girls in person — the store doesn't sell online, and stocking small, local collections means that the inventory turns over quickly. So if you see something you like, spring on it.