1721 W. North, (773)235-5797, silvermoonvintage.com [ratings]
Goods: Vintage clothing for men and women, vintage housewares and new pieces from Vivienne Westwood and a wide selection of new and vintage bridal gowns. Designers: Vivienne Westwood and vintage with an expanded bridal collection featuring vintage-inspired and custom gown designs by Liz Meyer. Owner: Liz Meyer, stylist for the rockin’ likes of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler. Vibe: Clean, organized displays, a spacious layout and carefully marked tags make finding pieces a breeze (not always the case in a vintage store). Liz Meyer acts as a tour guide, happily leading customers through sartorial history. Price Range: Moderate-Luxury. The Look: From the pages of a gothic storybook or an old-time Hollywood magazine. Glamorous bombshell or shrinking violet. Loves bits of lace, rock ‘n’ roll and anything quirkily morbid. Picture Dita Von Teese, who stops by the shop when she’s in town. Shopper’s Perks: Makeup artists trained in airbrushing offer onsite vintage makeovers by appointment; for about $90, you’ll look like a pinup girl.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009