Happy Black Friday, and happy kickoff to the holiday shopping season. Not coincidentally, Chicago’s Buy Local Week begins today, as well. Through December 4, support your city and its entrepreneurs by shopping and feasting at your favorite boutiques and eateries (if you’re aren’t still full from yesterday’s feast). A few of our favorites are below, along with a video from Unwrap Chicago with some insights on where, why and how to shop Chicago!
The Edit, 1917 North Damen – Much fuss has been made over this new addition to the Bucktown boutique scene, and with good reason. Visit tomorrow to take advantage of their Black Friday deal – 25 percent off all clothing and accessories in the store.
cityblue, 144 N. Wells – More than just denim, cityblue features staples like Splendid knits and jules. jewelry from local designer Jules Schwanbeck. Go early for the best hour of cityblue’s tiered Black Friday sale, starting at 50% off at 11 a.m.
Bleeding Heart Bakery, 1916 W. Chicago, 1955 W. Belmont, 1010 North Blvd. (Oak Park) - This self-described “punk-rock bakery” sources local, organic ingredients for its brunch and baked goods, and caters to dietary allergies.
WaterShed, 601 N. State – Located beneath Pops for Champagne, this underground lounge serves craft beer, wine and spirits from the Great Lakes region. Try its signature Italian Greyhound cocktail, made from North Shore vodka (Illinois), St. Germain, campari and lemon juice.