Threadless Kids /Well-designed graphic and humorous tees for babies and kids / 1905 W. Division St.
Some of Atticus' favorite shirts given to him by his Aunt Somaly are from their online store. We thought it would be fun to stop in to see the interior graphics. They also sold great graphic wall decals that was part of the store decor.
When we arrived, Christopher and Atticus headed straight for the lounge/play area in the back while I browsed the racks of tees. I guess they know me too well. Atticus moved the entire crayon supply from one bin to the other.
grow / Baby and toddler gear, clothing, and home furnishings / 1943 W. Division St.
Since seeing this store in the design*sponge Chicago Design Guide, I planned on visiting it early on. The wood-cladded storefront set the store apart from the neighboring brick storefronts. See below for more favorite finds from grow.
I love how this table and chair set is designed to save space. You will also notice that a compartmentalized tray slides in and out just underneath the tabletop.
The modern rocker and girl's shirt dress were my other favorites from grow. The cushion on the rocker snaps off for cleaning. If they made an adult version of that dress, I would wear it.
symmetry / furniture and home decor / 1925 W. Division St.
We didn't actually go inside this store since we were passing by in a hurry to eat, but I do regret not taking a peek.
Prairie Avenue Books / Largest Architectural and Design Bookstore in the World / 418 S. Wabash
We spent a rainy afternoon here and was able to get away without buying anything. I just know I have a very long wishlist.
Others Worth Mentioning
Renegade Handmade / Handmade gifts / 1924 W. Division
hejfina / Women's high end clothing and gifts / 1529 N. Milwaukee
Salvage one / Vintage modern furniture and home decor / 1840 W. Hubbard
Douglas Rosin / Decorative Arts and Antiques / 730 N. Wells
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All photos by Sophorn McRae.