1452 W. Chicago, (312)243-3100, dovetailchicago.com
Goods: Men’s and women’s vintage clothing, shoes and accessories. Designers: Cole Haan, Cortina, Joseph Magnin. Vibe: Dovetail is like wandering into your grandmother’s attic and discovering that she was a modern woman with a timeless sense of style. Price Range: Moderate-Expensive. The clothes here may be old, but like a fine wine, the couture stuff gets better with age—and pricier. The Look: Old Hollywood glamour. Channel Jane Russell in a black silk jumper or go classic in a vintage couture gown. Shopper’s Perks: Individuality. No one else will be walking down the street in the adorable wool button-up miniskirts you’ll find or the brooches and hair pins galore.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009