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ANNOUNCING: The 38 Essential Chicago Stores, July 2012

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Today, it is time once again, we update the Racked 38. The Racked 38 is our list of the 38 best and most essential shops and shopping experiences in the City of Chicago. In this guide, all mapped out for you on the next page, we've included a variety of neighborhoods, merchandise selections and prices.

For this edition of the Racked 38, we're removing Fix Boutique after their dramatic sale and closure and Angela Finney-Hoffman's Post 27 for selling off a lot of her inventory, consolidating, moving across the street and changing focus to more interior projects to the likes of Optimo. Additionally, it was in deep sadness we had to remove June Blaker as her namesake boutique was coming up on the end of her lease and has decided it was time to move on. June will work from home and consider creating pop-up experiences in December. In their place we've added Loop staple, Michael Blossom's Florodora, Art Effect on Armitage and CityBlue Apparel & Denim in Old Town.

As always, if you feel we've misstepped our shopping territory, please let us know what we missed in the comments or via the Racked Tipline - especially since we update this once each quarter. Want to know where to shop on the coasts & online? Check out our sister sites Racked LA, Racked NY and Racked National.

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1. Florodora

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330 S Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 212-8860
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2. Art Effect

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934 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 929-3600
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3. City Blue Apparel

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1444 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 664-2222
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4. RSVP Gallery

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1753 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 770-6666
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5. Syd Jerome Menswear

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2 N LaSalle St
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 346-0333
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6. Dose Market at River East Art Center

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435 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 321-1001
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7. Judy Maxwell

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1151 N State St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 787-9999
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8. Sir & Madame

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938 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 489-6660
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9. LuLu's at the Belle Kay

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3862 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 404-5858
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10. Akira All Locations

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1849 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 342-8684
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11. Apartment Number 9

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1804 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 395-2999
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12. Architectual Artifacts

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

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212 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 202-0047
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14. Bonnie & Clyde's Secret Hideout

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(773) 235-2680 or (312) 576-2218
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15. Branca

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17 E Pearson St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-1017
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16. Cerato Boutique

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3451 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-8604
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17. Chalk Boutique

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2611 Prairie Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 424-0011
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18. Cynthia Rowley

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

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

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741 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 642-6574
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21. George Greene

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49 E Oak St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 654-2490
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22. Greer

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1657 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 337-8000
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23. Haberdash & Haberdsh EDC

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607 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 624-8551
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24. Ikram

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15 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 587-1000
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25. Lissa Boutique

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750 N Franklin St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 563-9470
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26. Lori's Shoes

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

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301 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 664-9582
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28. Mark Shale

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900 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-0720
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29. Morlen Sinoway Atelier

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1052 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 432-0100
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30. Neapolitan Collection

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715 Elm St
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 441-7784
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31. p.45

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1643 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 862-4523
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32. Perchance Boutique

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

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

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130 N Jefferson St
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 337-8000
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35. Robin Richman

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

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

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

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

1. Florodora

330 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60604
330 S Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60604

2. Art Effect

934 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
934 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

3. City Blue Apparel

1444 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
1444 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610

4. RSVP Gallery

1753 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
1753 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

5. Syd Jerome Menswear

2 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60602
2 N LaSalle St
Chicago, IL 60602

6. Dose Market at River East Art Center

435 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611
435 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611

7. Judy Maxwell

1151 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610
1151 N State St
Chicago, IL 60610

8. Sir & Madame

938 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
938 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

9. LuLu's at the Belle Kay

3862 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613