Pride Month: Support Local Businesses

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Shop until you drop at these LGBTQ+ owned businesses.

APPAREL 

COWBOYS AND ASTRONAUTS

This small LGBTQ+ owned mens shop in Andersonville is a perfect place to pick up some fashion-forward pieces, hats, wallets, candles, and more. Cowboys and Astronauts pride themselves on inspiring their customers to be their best selves. 

ALCALA’S WESTERN WEAR

Looking for a piece of Texas in Chicago? Saddle up your horse, gallop to Alcala, and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Founded by Luis Alcala in 1972, this family business houses roughly 5,000 different hats and 8,000 pairs of boots, making it one of the largest retailers of Western wear in the Midwest. Yeehaw!

CRAM FASHION 

Cram has been Lakeview’s destination boutique for designer menswear by offering brands like G-Star Raw, ST33LE BRAND, Parke & Ronen, Hudson Jeans, and Original Penguin. In addition to casual attire, CRAM’s Underwear Lounge offers the latest in athletic, swim and loungewear (Andrew Christian, PUMP, and Addicted to name just a few).

FLOWERS 

ASRAI GARDEN

This flower shop with locations in the West Loop and Wicker Park has been serving up smiles since 1999. Not only do they sell floral arrangements, Asrai Garden also sells fine jewelry and magical curiosities. In 2018, they opened a bigger store in the West Loop to keep up with demand for all the beautiful things you never knew you needed.  

GIFTS & MORE

EDGEWATER CANDLES

Mark and Stephen have always been makers and ever since they started pouring candles, the fell in love with the entire process of creating something with their own -four- hands. Their candles are now available across Chicagoland but the largest selection can be found at their flagship store & studio. 

FOURSIDED

Have a treasured photo with someone you love and need it framed? Look no further than Foursided. Not only can they help you find the perfect frame, they also offer unique greeting cards and adorable knick-knacks. Foursided has four separate locations in Chicago and an online store. 

BOOKS

UNABRIDGED BOOKSTORE

This Lakeview East bookstore offers a wide selection of LGBTQ+ titles. Take the time to celebrate the queer comminity by reading some fascinating books for, about, and by inspiring members of the LGBTQ+ community.

WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST

This Andersonville icon is probably the most mentioned LGBTQ+ owned business in Chicago. Since 1979, Women and Children First has been celebrating and amplifying underrepresented voices. 

FOR FOODIES

WINDY CITY SWEETS

This boutique chocolate and candy story is known for its gift baskets, gourmet chocolates, chocolate covered nuts, chocolate covered fruit, candy, and much more. All the chocolates are made at the store. 

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