5 Shops for Back-to-School



Mark Kraemer – Kimpton Palomar Chicago

No matter your personal style, Ragtock has a look for you! From vintage finds to trendy graphic tees and 90s bomber jackets, you can find some great back-to-school finds at an affordable price.

GrandStand Limited

Miles Bertling – The Kimpton Gray Hotel

Show your Chicago pride with some sports gear from GrandStand Limited! Just blocks from Guaranteed Rate Field, GrandStand is the perfect spot to pick up a few shirts, hats, and accessories to rep your favorite Chicago team.

Vans on State St.

Matthew Carr – Viceroy Hotel

Once a shoe made for skateboarding, Vans have become a mainstay in everyday fashion. Head to the Vans store on State Street to pick up your favorite comfy slip-ons to start the school year off right. Bonus: they have a selection of cool backpacks and back-to-school necessities that you can’t miss.

The Second Child

Mat Chapman – JW Marriott

Everyone loves a great deal! Save on clothes for the kiddos at The Second Child, a chic consignment shop in Lincoln Park. Carrying sizes from infant to children’s size 16, you’ll find fabulous, high-quality brands at a fraction of the original price.

Testimony from Flor Sigaron – Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Elliott Consignment in Lakeview has current, upscale resale shopping for both men and women – perfect for the savvy budget conscious buyer.  

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