With rising prices of, well, everything, we’ve started to cozy up to boutiques that offer stylish gear at utterly affordable prices. And it looks like the new Alternatives Shoe Outlet is about to become our new, ahem, sole mate. As the younger sibling of former Rush Street staple Alternatives (now located in the 900 shops), the Outlet offers the same Italian-crafted shoes, fashion-forward designs and drool-worthy detailing, but the prices are knocked down, ranging from $29-$89. Sole mate, indeed.
Visit Alternatives Shoe Outlet at 1232 N. Milwaukee, (773)384-2201.