stfuMikeP on the AVE: Chicago Streetwear Boutiques
Mike P here. In my recent absence from the Ave, I've been trying to find something else to post about than Nike SB. So what I have today is a bit different.
There are only a few local spots around Chicago that truly offer great service as well as deliver a quality product. Out of the 4 or 5 boutiques around the Chi, I'm going to give a little insight as to what is currently being sold in my favorite shops. Today, we have some looks from Jugrnaut, RSVP Gallery, and my favorite, Saint Alfred. There are a few more around the city (which shall remain nameless, however you can probably guess by process of elimination), but in my opinion, they lack the service and quality that Chicago needs.
So here's what's goin on.
Jugrnaut remains one of my favorite boutiques because they have a crazy selection of brands as well as a constantly evolving in-house brand. Their in-house is always coming up with some creative graphics at a solid price.
From their recent 4/20 drop, along with a few "green"-related tees, they dropped a few hoodies.
And my personal favorite,
If I'm not mistaken, both of these hoodies are still available in the shop. Either way, definitely a fun place to check out. LOOK OUT FOR THEIR UPCOMING SALE.
Next up, my personal favorite, Saint Alfred.
To me, STA has been the staple streetwear store in Chicago for the past few years. These guys are all about quality and service, and that is something seldom seen within the streetwear world as of late.
Did I mention these guys have the dopest in-house brand around? Yeah? Well, I'll say it again. THIS STORE HAS ONE OF THE BEST IN-HOUSE BRANDS AROUND.
I mentioned they were all about quality, and that's the truth. Smooth prints, simple graphics, appropriate typography, and the the softest hoodies you'll find. They also offer a wide variety of fitteds and snapbacks which they always have in stock.
On my recent trips, here are some of my favorites they still have in stock:
Their Canadian fleece "Script" Hoodie:
New 5 panels, Ts, light jackets, a few apparel collabs and a couple footwear collabs. We don't think people will be disappointed...
With a decent in-house tee, these guys are more about the brands they carry. If you have a hankering for some nice denim, RSVP always has a hefty amount of APC in stock. They also recently just did a collab with ASVP Rocky for their House of Blues show. Check out the vid.
1753 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
1531 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
427 South Dearborn