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In the spirit of change and growth in the new year it's about time once again for the quarterly update of the Racked 38. This is a list of the 38 ultimate shopping experiences Chicago has to offer. We talk shop and shop for inspiration constantly - far and wide across all neighborhoods for the best of the best and the crème de la crème leaving no stone unturned. So without further ado, may we present to our fine public... The Spring Racked 38!

For a few no-brainer additions we're congratulating Lori's Shoes, Perchance and Haymaker for their recent moves and shakes. But making space for these three was no easy task - we had to drop p+L, Eskell and Agga B. at Fit N' Stitches from the list. In other changes we've upgraded one single Akira Footwear location to all Akira shops.

We also feel like Roslyn on Damen deserves one hell of a shoutout for their longstanding unique perspective on womenswear, carrying city exclusives, and for doing business with so many local designers. If we didn't live in Chicago and we stumbled upon this shop as tourists, we'd buy one of everything, tell our friends half a world away and make frequent trips back to Chi-city for this gem in Bucktown. So if you don't live in Chicago (or you do) and you're looking for insane shopping - stick to this list of the 38 most essential shops - but save extra time for Roslyn.

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1. Aaron's Apothecary

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2338 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 360-8595

2. Akira All Locations

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1849 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 342-8684

3. American Science & Surplus

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5316 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 763-0313

4. Apartment Number 9

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1804 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 395-2999

5. Architectual Artifacts

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4325 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 348-0622

6. Blake

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212 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 202-0047

7. Bonnie and Clyde's

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1751 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 235-2680

8. Cerato Boutique

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3451 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-8604

9. Chalk Boutique

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2611 Prairie Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 424-0011

10. Cynthia Rowley

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808 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 528-6160

11. Dovetail

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1452 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 243-3100

12. Elements

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741 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 642-6574

13. Fix Boutique

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1101 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-4565
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14. Gamma Player

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180 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 917-0800

15. Greer

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1657 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 337-8000

16. Hazel

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1902 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 769-2227

17. Haymaker Shop

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5507 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 681-0798

18. Haberdash

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607 N State St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 624-8551

19. Ikram

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15 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 587-1000

20. June Blaker

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870 N Orleans St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 751-9220

21. LeDress

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1741 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 697-9899

22. Lissa Boutique

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750 N Franklin St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 563-9470

23. Lori's Shoes

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824 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 281-5655

24. Luminaire

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301 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 664-9582

25. Mark Shale

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900 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-0720

26. Merz Apothecary

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4716 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 989-0900

27. Morlen Sinoway Atelier

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1052 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 432-0100

28. p.45

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1643 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 862-4523

29. Perchance Boutique

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3512 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 244-1300
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30. Penelope's

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1913 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 395-2351

31. Post 27

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1819 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 829-6122

32. Robin Richman

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2108 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-6150

33. Room Service Chicago

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5438 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 878-5438

34. Roslyn

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2035 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 489-1511
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35. Sarca

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710 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 255-0900

36. Shrine

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47 E Oak St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 675-2105

37. Sofia

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72 E Oak St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 640-0878

38. Syd Jerome Menswear

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2 N LaSalle St
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 346-0333

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1. Aaron's Apothecary

2338 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
2338 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614

2. Akira All Locations

1849 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
1849 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

3. American Science & Surplus

5316 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
5316 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60630

4. Apartment Number 9

1804 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
1804 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

5. Architectual Artifacts

4325 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
4325 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

6. Blake

212 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60610
212 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60610

7. Bonnie and Clyde's

1751 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
1751 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

8. Cerato Boutique

3451 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
3451 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

9. Chalk Boutique

2611 Prairie Ave, Evanston, IL 60201