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106 E. Oak and other locations
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington
The Wit Hotel
201 N. State
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Lisa Kay, Coldwell Banker
1840 N. Clark 312-475-3259
1112 N. Ashland
koko-rokoko.blogspot.com In the event that your mom sold all her old clothes and accessories without consulting you first, you can reclaim the keepsakes that should have been yours at Kokorokoko.
The Vintage Bazaar thevintagebazaar.com
Multiple locations uniquethrifstore.com
613 N. State
poshchicago.com If a $375 Victorian silver-plate coffeepot sounds a little beyond your budget, how about vintage French keys (perfect for necklaces) priced at $10 each and 1940s Belgian matchbooks—three for $9?
5061 N. Clark
foursidedonline.blogspot.com For weeks I've been intrigued—or is it traumatized?—by the vintage scary clown cookie jars at Foursided.
Selected Works Used Books & Sheet Music
410 S. Michigan suite 210
selworkschicago.com Tucked away in the north corner of the Fine Arts Building's second floor is this sunny, high-ceilinged spot with an eclectic, sometimes eccentric collection and a large gray cat named Hodge, who employee Mark Mann describes as "the star of the show" (he's also the star of a photo collection on the Selected Works website).
The Armadillo's Pillow
6753 N. Sheridan
armadillospillow.com Nothing makes my day like stumbling upon a box labeled Free Books, appearing in my path like a sign from above telling me to bury my nose in an old mystery novel.
1402 W. Grand
greengrocerchicago.com Cassie Green asked a focus group for help naming her eco-minded Noble Square grocery store before opening in January 2008, but she needn't have bothered: Green Grocer is clearly the obvious choice.
1479 W. Berwyn
773-769-5150 The comments on Yelp are pretty accurate when it comes to summing up Masters: "Yes, Mr. Shoe Fixer is cranky and old-school, but damn can he fix a pair of shoes."
Unemployed Philosopher's Guild watches at Eclecticity
4718 N. Lincoln
eclec.com The inexpensive but elegant timepieces sold at Eclecticity in Lincoln Square are as much wristwatches as conversation starters.
5059 N. Clark
flowerpowerchicago.com After being traumatized by the scary clown jars (see "Best place to buy a vintage scary clown jar") it's a real pleasure to round the corner and spend a soothing moment gazing into the window of Marguerite Gardens.
1935 W. North
asraigarden.com Asrai Garden is like the perfect literary cocktail.
810 N. Dearborn
af-chicago.org I've been taking yoga classes for about a dozen years now and have only been able to completely quiet my mind and block out the world once—and that was during yoga en francais at the Alliance Francaise.
Le Ballet Petit School of Dance
4630 N. Francisco
leballetpetit.org At Le Ballet Petit School of Dance, you can learn not only to plié and pirouette, but also how to master your jazz and hip-hop moves.
Wilbur Wright College
4300 N. Narragansett
wright.ccc.edu/programs/continuing_ed.asp If you have a bug in your ear for beekeeping, Wright College offers an eight-week class for just $59.
Carrara and Goodman Endodontics
2551 N. Clark
juliannecarrara.com I'm trying to get into the habit of more frequently using the old chestnut "I'd rather have a root canal."
Christina Bents at Pearl Beauty Spa
3125 N. Lincoln
773-868-0988 Summer is finally here, which means we ladies need to be ready to don a bikini at a moment's notice—something that's not always the most comfortable proposition for those of us on a tight budget.
Daniel Fabry at Asha SalonSpa
1135 N. State
ashasalonspa.com Daniel Fabry is a teeny bit Stefon from Saturday Night Live and a touch of Project Runway’s Austin Scarlet, set to a soundtrack of Lady Gaga and Fleetwood Mac.
E&J Foreign Cars
4245 N. Western
eandj.com I was fortunate enough to inherit a Mercedes, but let's just say I didn't inherit the know-how or the bank account to properly take care of one.
King Spa & Sauna, Niles
809 Civic Center Drive, Niles
kingspa.com/chicago.php This opulent Korean-owned, internationally patronized jjim-jil-bang features hot tubs, steam rooms, Wi-Fi common lounge with chess boards, a movie theater, and a full-menu Korean restaurant.
The Inn at Longman & Eagle (rooms 13 and 43)
2657 N. Kedzie
longmanandeagle.com True story: I recently dropped as much money on a single night of imbibing Longman & Eagle cocktails as I did on the room upstairs where I laid my head upon moving to Chicago in March.
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