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Summer is closing out, and that means major price cuts on the garb you've had you eyes on for the last couple of months. Bucktown is laced with some of the coolest stores in the city, so start your sale shopping on Damen Avenue. You'll find major discounts from the likes of Helen Yi, P.45 and Vivid Braille—but sales aren't just for the ladies, either. RSVP Gallery and Apartment Number 9 hacked prices to clear out the old (and make room for the new!). Wander on the side streets, or make your way down Milwaukee to hit some other Chicago favorites like Eskell and Rudy's Roundup (their closing-out sale is insane!) If you're down with the sale tour this week, check out the list of shops you cannot miss.—Mackenzie Nielson


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1. Penelope's

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1913 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 395-2351
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Men and women alike can enjoy the laid back and edited selection of basics, whispy cottons, aged denims and folksy-printed blouses. Practical meets fashionable at the husband-wife ran shop on Division Street. Check out their summer sale for markdowns on A.P.C, Alternative Apparel, Dolce Vita and more.

2. Moon Voyage

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2010 West Pierce Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 423-8853
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The store for every girl who wants the laid back vibe of California but the downtown cool of New York. Oozing cool by way of geode and crystals, terrariums, art-deco jewelry and Aztec prints, this shop is not one to pass by.

3. P.45

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1643 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 862-4523
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This is a shop that every woman should frequent. With designers like MM6, Rachel Comey and 3.1 Phillip Lim, P. 45 will keep you looking and feeling your best. Pant suits (but trust us, they’re not your grandma’s from the ‘50s), pony hair flats and drapey dresses line the racks at this upscale boutique. Plus, the ladies are the nicest on the block. You don’t want to miss their final markdowns ‘cause who doesn’t want Timo Weiland for half off?

4. Steven Alan

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1659 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 697-4102
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(Sort of) new on the block, Steven Alan is a warm and welcoming boutique carrying Steven Alan (their self-titled brand), Acne, Isabel Marant Etoile and T by Alexander Wang, so it’s no wonder it’s a fan-favorite. Swing by the shop to check out their sale. If you’re lucky, they’ll be serving up beverages from local breweries. Even if it’s just to hang, you’ll quickly feel right at home.

5. Helen Yi

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1725 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 252-3838
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If P.45 is dressing you in casualwear, then you’ll want to stop by Helen Yi for all of your upscale attire. Drenched in black, white and grey, this boutique has nailed sophisticated chic. And what’s more, they’ve entered their final clearance sale, and there are markdowns of up to 75% off, which is practically a steal!

6. RSVP Gallery

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1753 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 770-6666
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This niche boutique has been around for five years, and caters to every streetwear fanatic around the globe. With brands like Givenchy, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Pierre Balmain and hard-to-find artwork and books by the likes of Takashi Murakami, Tom Sachs and Kehinde Wiley, this store is totally stacked. In lieu of their five-year anniversary, they’re holding a sale of up to 50% off. You don’t wanna miss this very rare offering.

7. apartment number 9

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1804 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 395-2999
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Fashion without a capital F, Apartment Number 9 is a menswear store offering classic menswear pieces (think Thom Browne, Paul Smith and Mason’s) while injecting a bit of downtown cool in a man’s everyday casualwear (we’re talking Band of Outsiders, Maison Martin Margiela and John Elliott + Co.). Plus, they’re having an insane sale: extra 25% off all previously marked down prices.

8. Vividbraille

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2064 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 772-8536
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With brands like Opening Ceremony, Public School, Y-3 and Adidas, the guys here really know what’s up when it comes to streetwear. You’ll find this shop stocked with thick-knit pullovers, short-sleeve button-ups and funky sneakers. Plus,if you’re lucky, you might snag a spot in one of their leather working 101 or print making classes. Swing by to check out their final markdowns.

9. Robin Richman

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2108 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-6150
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Witchy vibes and occult-inspired gems, Robin Richman is not a store for the faint of heart. You’ll find drapey dresses, pre-distressed footwear and all of the spooky housewares to turn your home into a palace of darkness. A little bit pricey even after their sale, but filled with truly one-of-a-kind pieces you will never regret purchasing.

1. Penelope's

1913 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
Men and women alike can enjoy the laid back and edited selection of basics, whispy cottons, aged denims and folksy-printed blouses. Practical meets fashionable at the husband-wife ran shop on Division Street. Check out their summer sale for markdowns on A.P.C, Alternative Apparel, Dolce Vita and more.
1913 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

2. Moon Voyage

2010 West Pierce Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
The store for every girl who wants the laid back vibe of California but the downtown cool of New York. Oozing cool by way of geode and crystals, terrariums, art-deco jewelry and Aztec prints, this shop is not one to pass by.
2010 West Pierce Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

3. P.45

1643 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
This is a shop that every woman should frequent. With designers like MM6, Rachel Comey and 3.1 Phillip Lim, P. 45 will keep you looking and feeling your best. Pant suits (but trust us, they’re not your grandma’s from the ‘50s), pony hair flats and drapey dresses line the racks at this upscale boutique. Plus, the ladies are the nicest on the block. You don’t want to miss their final markdowns ‘cause who doesn’t want Timo Weiland for half off?
1643 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

4. Steven Alan

1659 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(Sort of) new on the block, Steven Alan is a warm and welcoming boutique carrying Steven Alan (their self-titled brand), Acne, Isabel Marant Etoile and T by Alexander Wang, so it’s no wonder it’s a fan-favorite. Swing by the shop to check out their sale. If you’re lucky, they’ll be serving up beverages from local breweries. Even if it’s just to hang, you’ll quickly feel right at home.
1659 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

5. Helen Yi

1725 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
If P.45 is dressing you in casualwear, then you’ll want to stop by Helen Yi for all of your upscale attire. Drenched in black, white and grey, this boutique has nailed sophisticated chic. And what’s more, they’ve entered their final clearance sale, and there are markdowns of up to 75% off, which is practically a steal!
1725 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

6. RSVP Gallery

1753 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
This niche boutique has been around for five years, and caters to every streetwear fanatic around the globe. With brands like Givenchy, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Pierre Balmain and hard-to-find artwork and books by the likes of Takashi Murakami, Tom Sachs and Kehinde Wiley, this store is totally stacked. In lieu of their five-year anniversary, they’re holding a sale of up to 50% off. You don’t wanna miss this very rare offering.
1753 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

7. apartment number 9

1804 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Fashion without a capital F, Apartment Number 9 is a menswear store offering classic menswear pieces (think Thom Browne, Paul Smith and Mason’s) while injecting a bit of downtown cool in a man’s everyday casualwear (we’re talking Band of Outsiders, Maison Martin Margiela and John Elliott + Co.). Plus, they’re having an insane sale: extra 25% off all previously marked down prices.
1804 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

8. Vividbraille

2064 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
With brands like Opening Ceremony, Public School, Y-3 and Adidas, the guys here really know what’s up when it comes to streetwear. You’ll find this shop stocked with thick-knit pullovers, short-sleeve button-ups and funky sneakers. Plus,if you’re lucky, you might snag a spot in one of their leather working 101 or print making classes. Swing by to check out their final markdowns.
2064 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

9. Robin Richman

2108 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Witchy vibes and occult-inspired gems, Robin Richman is not a store for the faint of heart. You’ll find drapey dresses, pre-distressed footwear and all of the spooky housewares to turn your home into a palace of darkness. A little bit pricey even after their sale, but filled with truly one-of-a-kind pieces you will never regret purchasing.
2108 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647