Head to Evanston's Dempster Street (which has a purple line CTA stop right there) and you can spend the whole afternoon shopping. Here are some picks.
A great shop in Evanston, you'll find lots of cool jewelry and clothes. It's the perfect spot for a present for Mom.
Look for the vintage motorcycle in the window and buy or sell records, CDs and other music and videos at Evanston’s oldest music store.
Tiny hole in the wall joint serves up perfect corn dogs, cheddar burgers and fries with lots of different dipping sauces. It's a great spot for a quick—and decadent—lunch.
Adorable little shop that has Shaker-made crafts along with stationery and other gift items.
The antique shop focuses on glassware, pottery, and furniture, and has an excellent selection of vintage jewelry.
Great antique shop just off the Dempster purple line stop in Evanston. There's a lot of jewelry, plus furniture, linens, purses, and other accessories.
Cute bagel spot that serves Intelligentsia coffee and has rotating art installations. In addition to a wide variety of bagels, you'll find sandwiches and other baked goods.
Great little bookstore that offers both used books and music. Books are arranged thematically, and there's a well-edited selection, so you'll definitely find something to take home.
The cute flower-focused shop features fresh flowers and houseplants, vintage linens, stationery and other gifty items.
From records to vintage clothes, Finders Keepers has a well-edited selection of vintage and antiques.