Best of the South Side 2012

Chicago is a city that boasts, and this is our contribution. Our half of the city–the South Side–is many things, and in our annual Best Of issue, we haven’t tried to solve the riddle of what makes this place tick…

Recycled Fashion

Adaeze Okorafor graduated from UIC with a degree in Bio-Engineering and a specialization in Prosthetics in 2010. She is now the founder of Dash Me–a Chicago-based company that hosts regular clothing swaps in the city. She explains that “after a…

Vintage Spirits

Whisky Ginger, the vintage shop Stevie Koerner and Dan Knispel run together out of their storefront apartment, allows the pair to carefully curate their own world.

Third Coast Style

In October 2011, fashion designer Horacio Nieto opened his Pilsen storefront. Since opening, it has attracted clientele and attention both as a standout in the design field, and as somewhat of a hidden Pilsen gem.