Jane Pabon Boutique Review

It is clear that Jane Pabon Boutique is an important fixture in these women’s lives, which is no small feat in this digital age.

If It’s Feminist, It Has To Be Fair Trade

A while back, I had some extra time before meeting a friend after work. Since it was the dead of winter in “Chi-beria,” I headed to a nearby mall to get in my steps. After trading in shopping malls for thrift stores a couple of years ago, I felt as out of place as David…

North Avenue Collective Review

On a lonely stretch of North Avenue, three-quarters of a mile due west from the bustling center of Wicker Park, boldly stands a gem of a vintage shop. Nestled amongst phone shops, liquor stores and tattoo parlors, North Avenue Collective is an unexpected aesthetic treat. It was by happy accident that I stumbled upon North…

Fair Trade Bracelets Made To Last

  Folks often tell me they are intimidated by the mere thought of revamping their conventional wardrobe. But there is good news; embracing fair fashion does not mean overhauling your entire wardrobe in one day (rule number one is wear what you have)! But as essential pieces in your wardrobe wear out beyond repair, take…

Randolph Street Market Review

One way to curate a unique wardrobe while reducing your environmental footprint is to shop vintage. The Randolph Street Market, held once a month in Chicago’s Near West Side, consists of a patchwork of sellers catering to a wide range of sensibilities. We popped over to the market on an unseasonably warm and sunny Saturday…