Last week I took a whole afternoon to explore the shops at Wicker Park. It’s one of those places where you always go to get something good to fill up your stomach and by the time “shopping’ comes into discussion you’re too full to handle a bargain.
Una Mae’s wasn’t totally unfamiliar to my ears, however I had very little idea of what to expect. First came vintage home goods and scented candles.
Not sure what was going on in my little brain that day, but the guy’s section was just so attractive it took me a while to get the women’s area. I especially liked a wallet that from what I can recall was very stylish and under 25 bucks.
Since this photo hinted “sale” at me, let’s talk cash. Prices are extremely reasonable at Una Mae’s, and that I didn’t expect. They sell the most charming vintage pocket-watch necklaces, and the owner (whom I can’t recall the name for the life of me) was extremely nice and helpful. We spent quite some time discussing heating solutions for her house and so on.
The vintage loft, also small but very cozy. My fav part, for sure.
There are a few high pointers that classify the Wicker Park boutique as a must-at-least-visit-soon spot on my list: inexpensive, eccentric, awesome jewelry, chic, old, new, a complete shopping experience. And I love that.
The verdict: If you have no idea what to get your boo for his birthday, anniversary, valentine’s day or Christmas, come to Una Mae’s and I’m sure you’ll spot something cool to give. For the girls, I’d say the jewelry and the vintage finds at the loft are the main reason to shop at Una Mae’s.
Where? 1528 N Milwaukee Ave (between Damen Ave and North Ave) Chicago, IL 60622