Look no further for unique accessories, Chicago dwellers. Have I got a hot spot for you!
I went thrifting a few months ago with a fellow bride-to-be who I’ve known forever and just happens to be getting married two weeks before Mr. Jam and me. We share an obsession for all things vintage and, since our engagements, all things wedding related. Luckily, we are just a train ride away from the most uh-mazing vintage shop in the city.
Vintage Underground, folks. Remember that name.
If you’re strolling by their location outside of store hours, you might not even know it’s there. All that can be seen from the street is a basement window filled with a few vintage goodies, but once you get inside (and like the name says, go underground), you find yourself in a freaking treasure trove.
Talk about a gorgeous-jewelry-and-clothes-and-everything-else OVERLOAD.
OK, so clearly they have a ton (A. TON.) of vintage jewelry. Their selection almost overwhelmed me, and I found myself wandering around like a zombie with my mouth open, a glazed look in my eyes. Luckily, the shop was really well organized, and the fabulous owners, Ellen and Carlos, knew about every single piece displayed and were armed with helpful suggestions.
So why am I writing about this particular shop? That answer is easy: The prices are uber reasonable, and they love to work with wedding parties.
What more could you really want in this world?!
Just look at that delicious color coordination! After my years of collecting quality vintage jewelry, this shop is my favorite, hands down. And even though I bought three things, my pocketbook was far from empty, making me the hip-happiest bride-to-be ever.
Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 11–6, Friday & Saturday 11–7, Sunday 12–5
Go There: 1834 W. North Ave., Chicago
Are you raging obsessed with vintage jewelry, too? Do you know of any other penny-saving hot spots? Chicago or elsewhere, share them with the hive!