Souvenir Shopping Part 2 (Self Guided), Chicago

It would be a pity to leave Chicago without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Chicago, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.
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Souvenir Shopping Part 2 Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Part 2
Guide Location: USA » Chicago (See other walking tours in Chicago)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.9 km
Author: Daniel
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Lincoln Antique Mall

1) Lincoln Antique Mall

Situated on West Irving Park Road in Irving Park, Chicago, Lincoln Antique Mall abounds in antique furniture, jewelry, stained glass, paintings, posters and various tchotchkes. Among other antiques, the shop offers a large choice of chandelier lampshades and items spanning different styles - from Victorian to mid-century modern to Art Deco to Traditional to Mission to French. With over 7,000 square feet of commercial space, the mall houses more than 50 antique dealers showcasing a variety of vintage and savvy finds.

Operation Hours daily: 11 am - 7 pm
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Half Acre Beer Company

2) Half Acre Beer Company

What to buy here: locally brewed beer.

Half Acre Beer Company is new on the Chicago beer scene, but is quickly becoming a northside neighborhood staple. Their beer is brewed and packaged on-site at 4257 N. Lincoln Ave., where they offer tours every Saturday at 1 p.m. for $10. In 2010 Half Acre became the first Chicago brewer to can beer. Take home a six-pack of their Daisy Cutter, Gossamer or Over Ale beer for $8.99 or try one of their specialty brews, which vary by season. You can also fill a 64-ounce growler with your choice of golden elixir for $16. The brewery store is closed Mondays and open Tuesday to Friday noon to 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
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Enjoy, An Urban General Store

3) Enjoy, An Urban General Store

What to buy here: Chicago Ties.

Every weekday, an average of 1.6 million rides are taken on the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), the nation’s second largest transportation system. When you’re commuting to work back home, show your love for Chicago with a Josh Bach El map tie ($42). Locals vary their spelling between “L” and “El,” which stands for “elevated,” since the majority of the train system is above ground. The 100-percent silk tie showcases the red line on the northside at the top and ends with the Sox-35th stop on the southside at the tip of the tie. Wear it around the city and you won’t need to carry a map. For a more subtle, sophisticated Chicago tie, there’s Josh Bach’s Civitas ($47), which shows aerial details of the Windy City in an elegant blue or gray. Both ties are available at Enjoy, An Urban General Store, at 4723 N. Lincoln Ave. in Lincoln Square on the northside. The store is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It features hundreds of quirky items, including a large variety of Chicago-themed gifts, such as a Chicago flag zippered clutch for $20 or a Chicago city map baseball for $20.
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Koval Distillery Store

4) Koval Distillery Store

What to buy here: Koval Distillery Spirits.

The name “Koval” is Yiddish for “blacksmith,” but can also refer to someone who does something out of the ordinary – a fitting name for the first craft distillery in the city of Chicago. Since 2008 they’ve been making their own spirits entirely in-house in their Ravenswood distillery, which you can tour every Wednesday and Saturday for $10. Enjoy one of their single-grain white whiskeys that got them started, such as their smooth-tasting organic Rye Chicago Whiskey, $38 for a 750 ml bottle. If you’re not into the hard stuff, Koval offers an array of aromatic and flavorful liquors, such as chrysanthemum honey, coffee and orange blossom. Koval liquor runs $24 for a 375 ml bottle. Koval is also known for its single-grain, single-barrel Lion’s Pride Organic Whiskey, available in rye, oat, millet, wheat and spelt. A 750 ml bottle costs $48. The distillery store at 5121 N. Ravenswood Ave. is open from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.
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Wrigleyville Sports

5) Wrigleyville Sports

What to buy here: Sports Jerseys.

Chicago has been voted Best Sports City three times by “Sporting News.” The Windy City is one of only four US cities to have all five professional teams. Customize your favorite team’s jersey with your own name, or choose your favorite player’s, like Jay Cutler’s authentic Bears white jersey for $245 or a $160 Patrick Kane jersey. Wear it and pretend you scored the winning overtime shot to win the Blackhawks the Stanley Cup in 2010. If you’re a fan of “Da Bulls,” pick up a Derrick Rose red replica jersey for $55. If you long for the glory days of Chicago sports, there are plenty of throwback jerseys to choose from, like a 1969 Ernie Banks Cubs home jersey for $275 or White Sox authentic 1990 Carlton Fisk home jersey for $250. For jerseys and all things Chicago sports, head to Wrigleyville Sports at 959 W. Addison, across from Wrigley Field. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Wrigleyville Sports also has a location inside Macy’s on State Street, if you’re in shopping mode and don’t want to leave the Loop.

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Souvenir Shopping Part 1

It would be a pity to leave Chicago without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Chicago, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km

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