UPDATE: As of October 2009, Mint is closed.
2150 N. Seminary, (773)322-2944, mintboutique.com
Goods: Locally made gifts, apparel and accessories for women. Designers: Alexis Drake jewelry, cards by La Familia Green. Owner: Melissa Tierney, a former art-school owner, is creator of the clothing lines Melissabrit and Grateful not Greedy. Vibe: Sun flows into a tiny space filled with mint green and sunflower yellow walls. A sparkly chandelier and eyelet-trimmed curtains are quaint decorative touches. Price Range: Inexpensive-Expensive. The Look: Fresh, feminine, funky, full of youthful joy and storybook charm. Anyone who shops here has tons of city pride and a desire to support local artists. Shopper’s Perks: Onsite classes can be self-designed—just let Tierney know what you want to learn. Mint also offers custom jewelry services and can help out with bridal sets.
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2008