UPDATE: As of October 2009, Eva May has closed her standalone store and joined forces with Mr. & Mrs. Digz.
5643 N. Ashland, (773)907-0709, evamay.com
Goods: Silk-screened shirts for women, men and children, scarves, bags, pins and men’s and women’s hats. Designers: Most of the wearable art in this shop is designed by Eva May herself. Owner: Swedish-born Eva May studied at Chicago’s own Ray College of Design and after several years of hawking her goods at art shows and online, she opened her own shop. Vibe: With all of the impeccably handcrafted goods on display, the shop feels like an accessories gallery. Price Range: Moderate. The Look: Artsy, eclectic and slightly bohemian. Spend a morning stocking up on organics at Whole Foods, then head to a friend’s gallery opening. Shopper’s Perks: Nearly everything Eva May creates is one-of-a-kind. Plus, she’ll happily custom-make any of her products if you can’t find the perfect size, color or material.
UPDATED May 2009