Chicago >Specialty Clothing > Akira
1837 W North Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6062241.910264 -87.674026
Neighborhoods: West Side, Wicker Park
Good selection, very trendy boutique – You can find good deals here and there, but if it's not on sale, it's definitely over priced. I enjoyed the large selection of clothing and the sales person was very helpful. The quality of the clothing might not be the best, and the clothing is very trendy.
Great Shoes! – When I first moved to Chicago there was only 1 Akira on North Avenue in Bucktown/Wicker Park....now I think there are about 5 spanning from the old neighborhood to downtown....it's kind of disconbobulated.
Anyways, despite the geographical challenges, I have always shopped for shoes there and will continue to do so. They have veyr affordable unique shoes that I cannot find in other botiques or large chains. They do carry style trends but many of the shoes there are just great looking shoes that no one else has which look great forever!
overrated – My friends recommended that I should go to Akira because according to them they have amazing unique clothes. So I went?.and I was not impressed! I went there ready to waste my money! They do not have any unique clothing. All their merchandise seems cheaply made and the prices are overpriced! I do not understand what the hype with Akira is. Don?t shop here; there is nothing special about this store! It was a huge disappointment..
akira: temple of the gods – omg! i totally cannot understand these negative reviews from some of you! AKIRA is totally like the trendiest store in Chicago and we should all bow our heads in honor of this divine blessing bestowed upon us! i mean really, if you can't afford to pay $600 for a jacket that obviously cost $6 to make and lasts only as long, then you're like this totally scummy loser! sorry, no trashy regulars here!
AKIRA is NOT for just anyone, but for the super pretentious who rejoice in being sold cheaply made trendy clothes from a super pouty and aloof aspiring actor/bartender/retail salesperson who is literally paid to act akiraesque. please sweethearts, if you haven't yet mastered the social graces one naturally develops by age 4, you might as well stay in retail -- just don't expect to be taken seriously.
btw, return policy is a joke which, itself, suggests that these losers don't believe in their own products. better clothes, styles, and values from virtually any store in the city.
still, there are bigger losers than the staff...the customers!
Bucktown women's boutique brims with girly, edgy pieces for the club, date night and wedding. – In Short
Robin's egg blue and tangerine walls stenciled with butterflies don't overpower this expansive showroom of designer and the store's own line of clothing. Premium denim in all washes and cuts line wooden tables, providing wardrobe staples along with barely there club tanks, military-style winter coats and silky tops in bold geometric prints. A special occasion section to the left stocks sequin cocktail dresses, flowy halter gowns and big names like Mark Bauer.
VERY poor quality/service – What a terrible store. The shoes I bought fell apart after 3 wears and they won't take them back because they have been worn outside and I'm past the 7 day window for returns by one day. Sorry, but shoes should last more than a week and 3 wears, if they don't, you should fix the problem! I was told that they fell apart because they are cheap. Ummm, so why did you sell them to me? Really, I have never experienced such awful customer service. The guy made me feel like it was my fault for buying the $30 pair of shoes in the store.
Trendy with a twist – This is a shop that I visit on more than one occasion. I love there service and there trendy pieces. I was hosting a birthday party for myself and I wanted something very way out and trendy. The sales rep was very helpful! I was originally going to go with a basic chocalate dress, but she suggested something a bit excotic and I loved it!! When I went across the street to the shoe store, they were very friendly and assisted me in buying the approiate shoes. They gave me their input and even suggested diffrent shoes. I always receive wonderful service from the staff when I visit this establishment.
Terrible, snobby service, no returns – Stay away! Terrible, snobby service. I had to seek someone out to talk to for ten minutes. When a sales person finally broke away from personal conversation, they treated me as though I didn't deserve to be in their store. There are many better boutiques on Milwaukee and Damen in Bucktown/Wicker Park that have better designs and friendlier staff. Plus, you can't return anything. If you catch the owner there, you may get away with store credit if you're lucky.
Keeps getting better! – I loved this place when it was half the size and right down the street from my place. It just keeps getting better (not to mention, bigger!) - great selection and you can find some great deals too! Check out the shoe store by the same name across the street too!
Great selection of funky, unique clothes and footwear!! – Whether you are looking for the perfect outfit for friday night or something for a special occasion, Akira can help you out. My favorite Akira store is their shoestore. Although some shoes can get pricey in there, their selection is so fresh and cutting edge. You definitely feel like you're getting something hot when you shop there.
I love Akira!!
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