Clark and Belmont
Say you’re on your way to a networking happy hour… and one of your earrings has gone to that big jewelry box in the sky. Or it’s twenty degrees colder than your phone told you it would be. If you’re on the North Side, get to Clark and Belmont. More specifically, hit up two stores on either side of the intersection. Between Ragstock and the vintage section of Belmont Army, you can quickly piece together a presentable outfit for under $30. Need just one thing? Even better. Ragstock offers scads of colorful dresses, basic t-shirts and leggings. For jewelry, it’s Belmont Army time. Dress pants and shoes are abundant at both. Most items either are vintage or look it: some of it might be charmingly tacky, but you know how you want to look, and you can probably scrounge something up.
Best of Chicago 2014