Go Back in Time at These Retro Shops in Chicago

Women choosing clothing in a retro shop

Chicago plays host to a variety of vintage stores, which feature stellar finds from the twentieth century. Whether you’re in search of a statement piece to add to your wardrobe or a unique accessory that will make you stand out, you’re sure to find it near Mondial River West Apartments. Check out these local retro shops.

Shangri-La Vintage

You’ll have a fabulous experience browsing through the racks at Shangri-La Vintage. Exciting discoveries await every shopper! A Facebook reviewer calls this place, “hands-down, the best vintage shop ever.” Also, everybody comments on how warm and welcoming the owners are.

You can find vintage goods here that go as far back as the 1950s. You can even find some older than that! In addition to clothing and accessories, you can snag some vintage magazines and old-school housewares.

Kokorokoko Vintage

Kokorokoko Vintage has been in operation for a decade, but its inventory holds treasures from the ’80s and ’90s. Whether you’re looking for a statement tee, a throwback jacket, or a perfectly unique pair of shades, you’re sure to find it here. Pick up a unique gift for a friend that will remind them of the pre-Internet era. You might even find a book to bring back some pop culture memories from this bright, neon time in history. Sometimes, Kokorokoko travels to local open-air and indoor markets.

Knee Deep Vintage

Knee Deep Vintage has a storefront in the Pilsner neighborhood. It’s well-known for its collection of affordable vintage goods. The staff works closely with local stylists and designers, so they might be able to find something perfect for your wardrobe, event, or performance.

Explore more history with these historical tours of the city. Mondial River West provides its residents with close access to all of the unique experiences that Chicago has to offer. Our gorgeous residence awaits you. Contact us for more information and a tour. 

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