Paw Prints Princess

The ultimate gifts for showers, weddings, housewarming parties, new babies, new jobs, and honoring loved ones.

Meet Emily, owner of Strings On Sticks

To honor Women’s History Month, we celebrate the achievements of women around the world, starting with those in our city. Throughout the month of March, we will be sharing stories from female entrepreneurs running shops and businesses of all sizes here in Chicago. Strings On Sticks offers a variety of macrame projects including both standard […]

Meet Kristen, founder & owner of Makoshey

To honor Women’s History Month, we celebrate the achievements of women around the world, starting with those in our city. Throughout the month of March, we will be sharing stories from female entrepreneurs running shops and businesses of all sizes here in Chicago. Makoshey brings clothes for confident, independent girls of ages 2-14 who are […]

Twidley Bits

Handcrafted, small-batch jams, fruit butter, pickles, and vegan cheeses made right here in Chicago!

Dear Thistle

I create one-of-a-kind resin jewelry, accessories, and homewares here in Chicago!

Rach B Jewelry

Rach B Jewelry is an independent feminine and casually luxe jewelry line designed and crafted by only the artist since 2007.

Stranded On Saturday

Unique fun designs on apparel, art prints and accessories to add joy to you and your home.

Eco & the Flamingo

Eco & the Flamingo is Chicago’s First Zero Waste General Store, carrying bulk refill items such as pantry items, herbs and spices, oils, soaps, detergents, bath and body products and more!

Meet Shirley, co-founder of Wolfbait & B-girls

To honor International Women’s Day this year, we celebrate the achievements of women around the world, starting with those in our city. Throughout the month of March, we will be sharing stories from female entrepreneurs running shops and businesses of all sizes here in Chicago. Meet Wolfbait & B-girls Wolfbait is a fashion, accessories and […]

Meet Sandy, owner of Winnie Cooper Boutique

To honor International Women’s Day this year, we celebrate the achievements of women around the world, starting with those in our city. Throughout the month of March, we will be sharing stories from female entrepreneurs running shops and businesses of all sizes here in Chicago. This month, Winnie Cooper Boutique has partnered with a woman-owned […]

Bae Coffee Company

Real-life baes roasting boutique-batch coffee in Chicago! All our roasts are mindful and all our beans are ethically sourced from fair-wage farmers.

Sputtering Glimmer

Sputtering Glimmer is a women-owned, Chicago business that makes small-batch polymer clay jewelry.

emmie’s earrings

emmie’s earrings creates simple & statement beaded and resin earrings. I am a speech therapist by day, and earring designer by night who loves creating pieces that add the perfect touch to any outfit-whether that be your work from home outfit or a masked night out!

Strings On Sticks

I design and create all kinds of macrame projects including both standard and custom designs. Some best sellers are plant hangers, wall hangings, and coasters, but I recently launched keychains as an option as well.

Chimney and Babo

mom and maker, becky, hears “can we make a craft?” all the time. she was spending too much money and effort coming up with crafts, and the quality of store kits was lacking.

Audrey Marcella Design

Audrey Marcella Design is a Chicago-owned online business that creates and designs both organic cotton and cotton tote bags as well as makeup bags.

Ice Cream Girl

Small-batch, custom made ice cream by the pint. The menu is a mix of classic flavors and flavors inspired by other countries’ flavors.

Sam’s Simple Decor

Graphic designer, calligrapher and illustrator that creates art prints, real foil prints, stickers, greeting cards and wedding stationery.

Adornment and Theory

An independent jewelry store in Chicago, offering exceptional, high quality, unique jewelry with a story.

The Little Red Balloon Shop

The Little Red Balloon Shop features Soft Graphic Tees – including a Chicago Collection. Custom Illustration Products can also be found on her site.

Little Goods

LittleGoods is a queer-owned creative project to bring hand-crafted wearable art to you and financial support to marginalized communities.

State of Play Kids

Mom-owned Chicago based clothing company designing regional clothing for adults, toddlers, and babies so you can love where you live!

Art By Embee

Utilizing acrylic paints, inks, and watercolors, embee adds her calculated scribbles to canvas, prints, home decor, and handmade jewelry.

Catherine Elizabeth

Newspaper collage artist based in Chicago, Illinois, using recycled, colored newspaper to capture places special to her, or, images she dreams up.

Tone Deaf Records

Brick & mortar record store in the Portage Park neighborhood specializing in weird, noisy, off-the wall music.

Lovable Bungalow

Handmade home goods, hand painted terracottas and pop culture wall art.

Gift Guides

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Chicago Holiday Gift Guide – Gifts Under $50

Chicago Holiday Gift Guide – Gifts Under $50 Shop local Chicago businesses to find one-of-a-kind gifts for your family and friends. In this feature, we’ve put together a list of small gifts and stocking stuffers of under $50 to help you find something for everybody this holiday season while supporting Chicago independent gift stores and […]

Chicago Holiday Gift Guide – Gifts for Her

Chicago Holiday Gift Guide – Gifts for Her Shop local Chicago businesses to find one-of-a-kind gifts for your family and friends. In this feature, we’ve put together a list of small gifts and stocking stuffers of under $20 to help you find something for everybody this holiday season while supporting Chicago independent gift stores and […]

Gifts For Him

Chicago Holiday Gift Guide – Gifts For Him Shop local Chicago stores to find one-of-a-kind gifts for your family and friends. In this feature, we’ve put together a list of gifts to help you find something for everyone this holiday season while supporting Chicago independent gift stores and makers. Toad and Co Breithorn Crew Sweater […]

Koko Chic Earrings

Chic and statement earrings with a fun twist. Made by a Makeup Artist in Chicago.

One Strange Bird LLC

One Strange Bird is an event space/art studio that markets a curated selection of apparel, accessories, and gifts from local and national designers.

Cadena Coffee

Chicago-based roaster of single-origin Fair Trade organic coffee, roasting micro-batches of beans and shipping to your doorstep.

Obscure Violet

Small Latina Owned business based in Little Village that specializes in handmade alternative accessories and home decor.

Holiday Gift Guide

Chicago Holiday Gift Guide – Gifts Under $20 Shop local Chicago businesses to find one-of-a-kind gifts for your family and friends. In this feature, we’ve put together a list of small gifts and stocking stuffers of under $20 to help you find something for everybody this holiday season while supporting Chicago independent gift stores and […]

The Canary

Our sustainable small-batch goods consist of candles with up-cycled glasses, body care, and original art.

Steak Industries

Hand dyed clothing made in Chicago, with proceeds benefiting local charities.

Sister Midnight

Sustainably handcrafted & curated vintage home decor, accessories and apparel made in Chicago.

Plant Based Beauty

Organic skincare made with superfood ingredients for clear, glowing skin. All of our products are organic, vegan, cruelty-free and chemical-free.

Edith Olivia Designs

Designer and Artist. Offering custom hand painted silhouettes and original artwork.

Nakama Toys

Nakama Toys is a mom and pop toy store based in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.

Squasht Boutique

At Squasht Boutique, we create our own clothing and accessories collections and carry the work of other independent designers as well.

Liquid Silver

Liquid Silver is a growing collection of handcrafted, contemporary pieces using traditional metalsmithing techniques.

Black Angel Designs

We use graphic design and an ink image transfer process to create wood signs and stone coasters that feature the history and best aspects of our fabulous city.

Chava Mancera

Chava Mancera, an abstract painter that turns his artwork into fashion wear, home décor, and more.

Neighborhood Goodz

Some things Chicago, all things awesome. Customized home decor, jewelry, etc.

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Crafted, Colombian Artisan Treasures

Crafted, Colombian artisan treasures showcases the best of Colombian handicrafts sharing the traditions and faces of those who created each product.

Times New Alli

Local Chicago designer making greeting cards, stickers, postcards, and custom pet illustrations.

Ancient Loop Jewelry

We are an addictive online fashion jewelry store with sterling silver trendy jewelry items for women of any age.

Camp Coco

Camp Coco jewelry is intricately handwoven beaded, wearable art. All pieces are made with Japanese glass beads and 14k gold filled findings.

Lolly Butter

Lolly Butter is a 100% natural skin call balm handmade locally by owner/founder Melanie Jansen.

Babe Bombs

Homemade and handmade bath products Including bath bombs, shower steamers, and sugar scrubs.

Nature’s Trace Co.

Small batch soap, made with natural ingredients on a Chicago micro-farm, bringing the beauty of outside inside for every day use.

Bebe Elegante

Specializing in communion wear, baptismal wear, flower girl dresses, and much more has led Bebe Elegante to be featured in magazines such as The Knot and Chicago Brides.

Basket Case Gift Shop

Curated and “create your own” gift baskets to make your gifting easy, thoughtful and accessible.

Haven Handmade

Handmade aprons, placemats, and custom orders for anyone looking for a truly one-of-a-kind item.

Heather Janiga Illustration

Bright, colorful artwork is influenced by the waters of Lake Michigan, as well as the oceans and gulfs Heather loves to visit.

Katie Nanna

Accessories and apparel made from custom-designed fabrics with a vintage vibe.

Mighty Violet Design

With super cute cards, positively fun stationery, and one-of-a-kind prints, Mighty Violet celebrates your individual style, and the power of creative communication.

Little Threads

Named Best in Chicago in Kids Clothes and Toy Store, we find the best, the newest and the most exciting options for new baby gifts, birthday gifts, and wardrobe staples.

Logging in to your account and using your listing

You submitted a listing, what’s next? First, thank you for joining ChiLocal! Even before your business is approved, you can log in to your account and update your listing information, photos, tags, and more. We encourage you to log in every few months to keep your profile up to date. Follow the simple process outlined […]

Hof Draws

Wall art prints and stickers by Anna Hof.

coco + peach jewelry

coco + peach jewelry is your online jewelry destination for modern treasures designed in Chicago. Affordable luxuries for chic women and cool girls are a click away and shipping is always free!

Rumi Spice

Flavorful & exotic spices ethically-sourced from farmers in Afghanistan. We have delicious spice blends (paella, curry, adobo, and more) that make it easy to put dinner together.

Ruff Haus Pets

We are a community of people and their pets who share a common belief in treating our furry companions as family.

Planet Access

Contemporary non-profit boutique offering socially responsible men’s & women’s apparel & home decor.

Fig and Fern

Fig and Fern is a plant, home and gift boutique featuring local and small makers.

Bow & Arrow Collection

A Chicago-based gift store started by three sisters with a passion for parties & fun! Bow & Arrow Collection started as a way for the three of us to combine our skills & create something we love.

Cinnamon Boutique

Cinnamon Boutique features unique yet versatile clothing, jewelry & accessories for women and is located in Chicago’s Roscoe Village neighborhood.

Andersonville Galleria

A retail market building that currently features over 100 vendors offering apparel, jewelry, artwork, home furnishings, giftware, accessories, antiques, fair trade, and gourmet treats.

A Secret Closet

A boutique with unique clothing and accessories in Chicago’s Lincoln Square since 1998.

Bluemink Chicago

Bluemink Chicago has discovered a method for responsibly sourcing precious metals and gemstones without imposing astronomical mark up costs to guarantee an enjoyable shopping experience.

Cape Horn Illustration

We create artwork dedicated to architecture, history, and the city, with a special love for Chicago.

Roscoe Village Bikes

Bike shop offering repair services, bikes, lights, locks, helmets and more for all types of riders.

iris Trends

We sell classic and modern jewelry by small artisan designers from all over the world.

Winnie Cooper Boutique

Winnie Cooper Boutique offers apparel and accessories that make women not only look good, but feel good! They’ve curated some of the best and most stylish fashion finds at an affordable price and bring you amazing products from businesses that do good things including women-owned.

Challengers Comics + Conversation

Challengers Comics + Conversation strives to prove that the best thing about being in a comic book store, is being in a comic book store.

Wolfbait & B-girls

Wolfbait & B-girls showcases more than 300 local artisans. A treasure trove of handmade apparel, accessories, art, and gifts.

Sacred Art

Local. Handmade. Independent. Sacred Art is located in Lincoln Square and represents 100+ local artists and makers!

Victory’s Banner Books & Gifts

We specialize in unique, handcrafted, and fair-trade gifts with a spiritual flavor (Tibet, India, China, Bali, Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines, Kenya, etc).

a. favorite design

Our mission at a. favorite design is to encourage long distance warm fuzzies through snail mail. Good design, often sweet & sometimes cheeky sentiments are our specialty.

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