As a popular neighborhood near the center of Chicago, Lincoln Park features beautiful views of Lake Michigan, a youthful vibe, and some of the most fantastic restaurants in the city. It’s also a great place to shop, thanks to its incredible mix of unique boutiques, high-end retailers, and plenty of bargain shops where you’ll always find a deal.
Shopping in Lincoln Park is always a fun adventure, and you can start yours by visiting any (or all!) of these top places to shop. Read on!
1. Elizabeth Grace
2438 N. Clark St.
A beautiful stationery shop founded in 2002, Elizabeth Grace offers unique gifts, cards, gorgeous jewelry from local artists, and custom invitations, as well as traditional stationery products. It’s not only a great place to go if you want to find unique wedding invitations, but it’s also a charming shop where you’ll likely find one-of-a-kind gifts for others. From save-the-dates to holiday cards, the paper products here are truly top-notch.
2. Jayson Home
1885 N. Clybourn Ave.
If interior design or decorating spaces is one of your hobbies, you’ll be in absolute heaven when you step into Jayson Home. From decorative pillows to beautiful furniture to tabletop decor and dishes, Jayson Home has everything you need to make your space truly unique and a joy to come home to. If you need some help with creating the ultimate interior, you can use the store’s in-house designers to help you set up the ideal environment. Whether you’re looking for ottomans, vintage tabletops, floor lamps, or throw pillows, Jayson Home has got you covered.
3. Art Effect
934 W. Armitage Ave.
Though the name makes it seem like an art studio, Art Effect is actually a women’s boutique, as well as a bath and body and home goods store. With top brands like Tocca, Ethan + Ashe, and Generation Love, you are sure to find something new and impressive for your closet. In business for more than 30 years, this small shop has long been a favorite for picky Lincoln Park shoppers who want to pick out the perfect item for themselves or someone on their gift list.
4. James & Sons
1457 N. Halsted St.
Located in the popular Clybourn Corridor, James & Sons is a fine jeweler that sells high-end watch brands like Rolex and Tudor, as well as engagement rings and jewelry brands like Kendra Scott, Roberto Coin, and Tacori. Family-owned and operated by three generations of the Sunderland family, James & Sons is one of Chicago’s most trusted jewelers.
1457 N. Halsted St.
The recently completed NEWCITY complex has quickly become a favorite when it comes to shopping in Lincoln Park. With standout stores like Saks Off 5th, Burrow, and ModShop, NEWCITY has an excellent selection of retailers you don’t want to miss. In addition to shopping, it also features outstanding eateries, including Earl’s Kitchen + Bar and Nando’s Peri-Peri, along with several commercial businesses.
6. Bedside Manor
2048 N. Halsted St.
Want to turn your bedroom and bath into a luxurious getaway? Stop in to Bedside Manor in the historic Armitage-Halsted Hub for luxury linens, plush bath towels, fine soaps and fragrances, and gorgeous furniture and home decor. Bedside Manor also has a fantastic selection of gifts, including picture frames, robes, candles, and sleepwear.
7. Vosges Haut-Chocolat
2950 North Oakley Ave.
Started in Chicago, Vosges Haut-Chocolat has become famous worldwide for its exotic, unique treats. From Belgian chocolate-dipped speculoos cookies to truffle assortments and 2.2-pound chocolate slabs, you’ll find everything your heart (and sweet tooth) desires if you are a chocolate aficionado. Of course, this is also a go-to place for gift-giving, as they feature boxes, bundles, towers, and other collections of yummy treats paired with everything from candles to robes and eye masks to champagne, wine, and cheeses.
810 W. Armitage Ave.
Focused on providing “tools for the nomadic lifestyle,” Topdrawer is primarily a leather goods store but also sells house shoes, pens, notebooks, and eyewear. It’s the ideal place to go if you are seeking a high-quality backpack to give your high school graduate to take to college, a pair of plush leather slippers, or an upgrade to your old wallet.
9. Green City Market
1817 N. Clark St.
Chicago’s largest sustainable farmer’s market, Green City Market, has two locations: one in the West Loop and one in Lincoln Park. The year-round market is focused on supporting local farmers and promoting good stewardship of the land. In addition to the expansive market selling all manners of handmade goods and locally grown produce (among other finds) every week, rain or shine, Green City Market has so much more to offer. They also host educational programs aimed at teaching children how sustainable food is grown and connecting people in the community to local farmers and restaurants.
10. Bliss & Belle Boutique
1011 W. Armitage Ave.
Young women can find all their trendy fashion needs at hip Bliss & Belle Boutique on Armitage Ave. From fashion-forward rompers and dresses to jackets and fun accessories, this boutique is perfect for affordably priced apparel that’s sure to turn heads. Like most of the shops on our list, it’s also an excellent place to find gifts for your loved ones, as they also sell bath and body products, jewelry, cosmetic bags, and more.
11. Lori’s Shoes
289 Northfield Rd.
Though Lori’s Shoes is well-known for having any type of shoe you may be looking for, this popular shop also features stylish apparel, handbags, and accessories. The owner started her store in 1983 in a small storefront, upgrading several times to new locations until she landed in her current space, which boasts 4,500 square feet of shopping area. With her personal, hands-on approach to running her shop, Lori has built a following among Chicago shoppers who loyally come to her store for all their footwear needs.
From apparel to home goods to some of the best chocolate you’ll ever taste, you’ll find it all when you go shopping in Lincoln Park. If you want to learn more about making this neighborhood your new home, reach out to the Armando Chacon Group
for more information and to see what’s on the market.
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