Frugal Shopping Spot.
I noticed a few weeks ago a new vintage shop opening in our neighborhood. I finally made my way over to check it out. The shop is called Krispyfringe Vintage, located at 2130 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622. Being a avid vintage shopper I was actually impressed when I walked in. No bad smells of mildew or dust, beautiful and interesting space, and friendly staff. The space is really something special, worth the trip even if your not in the mood to shop. The mix of industrial materials, vintage prints, and mosaics of old records gives a aesthetic experience that is welcoming and fun.
Areas of disappointment come with the organization of the store. The space is small so they have racks way up high out of reach. Also, an area of irritation came from the lack of steaming/ironing many of the garments exhibited. Personally to me vintage over thrift means more money on the consumers part. However the benefit should be more editing of quality pieces, and clean and presentable garments.
I will be back, they had a nice inventory, small but a nice variety. The limited inventory will work if they keep it fresh and rotate it often. I think their men’s section was one of the strongest in the hood. Men who love vintage fashion should definitely check the store out.
The prices were reasonable. They had a really excellent selection of jackets and coats, if I had enough room in my closet I would have bought one. I did buy one piece when I was there. I picked up a 1970’s plaid wool skirt that is perfect for the cold Chicago fall and winters. Pictured above, which I picked up for 16.00 bucks.