3131 W. Logan, (312)698-8685, wolfbaitchicago.com [ratings]
Goods: Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories. Designers: Owners Shirley Novak and Jenny Stadler’s respective lines—Bruiser and Brazen Judy—plus 150 other local designers, including Squasht (apparel and hats), BroadStreet (jewelry made from recycled items) and Art Gecko (charms, necklaces and jewelry). Owners: Novak and Stadler opened the shop to showcase made-in-Chicago wares. Vibe: This DIYers’ wonderland is decked out with hardware draped in homemade accessories like charm necklaces and origami earrings. Price Range: Inexpensive-Moderate. The Look: The sort of lady who sports a bracelet made from recycled license plates and turns heads at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Shopper’s Perks: Sign up for the mailing list on their Web site and receive a coupon once a month good for twenty-percent off regular-priced merchandise.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009