Festival season is upon us, and although online shopping can be inexpensive and convenient, there are many reasons why you might want to visit your local brick and mortar retail store.
First, you are more likely to find pieces that half the festival is not also sporting. Second, it is great to be able to try on your festival outfits in person, especially when you spy something totally unlike anything you’ve ever worn before. Lastly, supporting local Chicago shops is never a bad idea!
Therefore, we’re bringing you this guide on where to find the best festival wear in Chicago, from vintage finds to unique boutiques.
Moon Voyage offers high-end, unique pieces that you won’t find anywhere else. From swimsuits to floral dresses to handmade designer jewelry, this shop has your entire outfit covered. If you like to keep it simple and chic this festival season, Moon Voyage is the place to go. It’s a bit on the expensive side, but the quality is well worth the price.
Lost Girls Vintage
This is not your ordinary vintage shop. In fact, it’s not even a “shop” in the traditional sense. Sarah Azzouzi and Kyla Embrey run their vintage store out of a ’76 Dodge RV they found on Craigslist. How cool is that? These girls know a good vintage find when they see one, so you are sure to find your new festival wear must-have here.
fab’rik has stores across the US, so it’s not exactly unique to Chicago. However, if you want ready-to-wear festival clothing without the hefty price tag, this is a great option. With tons of different styles to choose from, this store caters to many different tastes.
Heeled boots and strappy sandals match your favorite festival outfits perfectly, I know. However, walking around outside on festival grounds and dancing for hours on end can be taxing on your feet. If you’d like to be comfortable and have totally awesome unique shoes, Bucketfeet has exactly what you are looking for.
Headquartered in Chicago, Bucketfeet collaborates with artists around the world to create what is literally a piece of artwork for your feet. Only a limited number of each design is made available, and each design is one-of-a-kind. Wear a pair and see how many people ask you, “Where did you get those shoes?!”
If you waited until the last minute to procure your entire outfit, Ragstock is your one-stop shop for festival fashion. They’ve got a wide selection of new, used, recycled, and one-of-a-kind pieces. Graphic tees, vintage denim, fanny packs, and sunglasses will give you a complete look!
Bold colors and fun patterns make the clothes at this boutique stand out. The buyers here source their clothes from NYC and LA, so you know these pieces will have you looking fashionable. I love Tribeca’s Instagram, which is full of ways to style their items.
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