From Exclusive Menswear Boutiques to Old-School Donut Shops

 - Jan 18, 2017
While the Windy City may be known for its awe-inspiring museums, thriving music scene and world-class sports teams, these Chicago innovations demonstrate that the city has so much more to offer.

When shopping in Chicago, many people immediately head to the Magnificent Mile to visit the hundreds of name-brand boutiques lining Michigan Avenue. However, those looking for one-of-a-kind goods can also head to neighborhoods like Bucktown and Logan Square to find off-beat outlets such as RSVP Gallery and Bric-a-Brac Records & Collectibles. Additionally, the Chicago French Market is a great spot for those looking to pick up gourmet food stuffs and other pantry staples.

Beyond being a shopaholic's paradise, Chicago is also great for those who enjoy craft beer and spirits. For beer-lovers, spots such as Hopewell Brewing Co. and Emporium Arcade Bar are premier destinations for uncovering some of the best local brews. For something on the stronger side, KOVAL Distillery is known for producing some of the city's finest craft spirits.

Overall, these Chicago innovations reveal a side of the city that attendees to Trend Hunter's Chicago innovation conference will not want to miss.