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Vintage Frills

About Us

Welcome to Vintage Frills, a premier vintage clothing and thrift store in Chicago, IL. Since 2022, we have specialized in a high-quality, unique selection of beautiful vintage clothing and wares. Explore 4 color-coordinated cubbies that make vintage shopping easier than ever: Explore the Red Room, Yellow Room, Blue Room and the Neutrals Room. Each feels like walking into a new world! We offer women's clothing and jewelry, men's clothing, vintage decor, and more. At Vintage Frills, we love finding locally sourced items and offering unique event hosting! We're looking forward to partnering with Logan Square, Bucktown, Humboldt Park, Ravenswood, and Lincoln Park consumers to continue offering a unique shopping experience. Stop in today!

About The Owner:
As the owner and Manager of Vintage Frills, Jennifer Kelly has a plethora of retail experiences. Her love of retail was cultivated in a small Roseland Community resale store called The Sleep Shop where her mother worked and raised her from 12 years old. Jen would eventually grow to become a teenaged cashier in a family-run thrift store. She slowly worked her way up to fast fashion companies like Old Navy and Forever 21 but realized her passion was in luxury when she worked a Seasonal job at Coach. After years working various roles in operations, she ultimately landed her dream job at CHANEL. Unfortunately, the company had a bit of a glass ceiling, so she ended up leaving and searching for her “forever home” in other luxury retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, GUCCI and Tiffany & Co. While working at these million-dollar stores, she gained priceless skills and practices that are now being applied towards Vintage Frills. Jennifer left luxury retail in 2019 to work at Uber Headquarters as a Team Lead for Driver Escalations. In 2020, 70% of Uber staff was laid off via email and Zoom, including Jennifer. Afterwards she decided she would return to retail - but on her own terms. She spent her quarantine time creating a business plan for Vintage Frills. What started as a mobile shop (a pink short school bus known as The Vintage Fleet) became a brick and mortar when she discovered an empty storefront on N. Milwaukee, already perfectly separated into "cubbies" like her business plan mentioned. This storefront was used for outpatients as a medical procedure center and had different "rooms" built in. Jennifer saw this as her dream shop because she wanted "color-coordinated cubbies" to separate the vintage to create visual delight and shopping ease. Vintage Frills has since gone on to win "Best New Retro Shop" by Chicago Magazine for 2022, among other notable accolades. Today, Jennifer is using her knowledge in the fashion realm to scout out and curate unique vintage merchandise for Vintage Frills, which sees customers travel from far and wide to shop her affordable options in a fun, exciting atmosphere.


Our Story

We’re Vintage Frills, a locally owned vintage clothing store. We recently opened in 2022 here on Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago, Illinois. We specialize in quality vintage clothing, home decor, and women’s clothing. We provide customers with the most affordable prices and a fun shopping experience. For your next shopping trip, come visit us in Chicago today!

The goal of our store is to provide Chicago and the surrounding areas with high quality, vintage clothing and home decor. Our selection includes pieces from the most reputable brands in industry. Each garment carries a story with it. Our racks are meticulously organized allowing you to browse our inventory easier and help you find the perfect piece to express your personal style.

We pride ourselves on providing our customers with a sustainable shopping experience. By shopping at our store and choosing locally sourced items, you are minimizing waste and reducing the overall carbon footprint. Not only are you choosing to support our small business, but also promoting sustainability by reducing the environmental impact of global supply chains.

At Vintage Frills, we also offer a curated selection of Men’s clothing. Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to helping you find the perfect men’s fit for you or your loved one. Our store is a haven for those seeking unique and authentic pieces. With our wide variety of sizes and styles, we can guarantee that you will find something that catches your eye at our store!

Step into a world of unique treasures and explore our collection of vintage home decor. Each piece tells a story and adds a unique element to your home. Whether you are seeking a statement piece for your living room, or a small accent for your bedroom, our store is a sanctuary for all vintage home goods.

We warmly invite you to visit our store. We are located at 2846 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL. For more information regarding our inventory or event hosting please give us a call at (773)-799-8465. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Areas Served

Chicago, IL | Avondale, Chicago, IL | Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL | Bucktown, Chicago, IL | Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL | Lakeview, Chicago, IL | Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL | Logan Square, Chicago, IL | Ravenswood, Chicago, IL | West Town, Chicago, IL | Wicker Park, Chicago, IL | Edgewater, Chicago, IL | Rogers Park, Chicago, IL

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Testimonials

On 2/23/2024 Sarah had this to say:
Stumbled in on a whim and am so glad I did! I appreciated everything about this shop: the music, aroma, decor, and product selection. Everything is thoughtfully organized by color/theme, and garments tagged with a descriptor (ie "1980-90s draped button down black velvet blouse"). All of these elements helped create a really lovely- and efficient- shopping experience. Jen is also incredibly warm and friendly, and I look forward to visiting again!

On 1/7/2024 XY Yuan had this to say:
A lovely, unique shop with fabulous picks and great deals. Employee was nice and welcoming. They’re even playing Faye Wong!!

On 10/15/2023 Marissa Pratscher had this to say:
One of my FAVORITE spots! Always great vibes in the store, fair prices, unique finds, and the coolest and friendliest staff! I recommend this spot to everyone

On 9/9/2023 Kate P. had this to say:
This vintage shop is beautifully curated. Not only are all of the items -- from antiques to vintage clothes --clean and pressed/polished, but they carry a range (and I mean a range!) of sizes. Prices are fair. Are they thrift store prices? No. But you're paying for the curation and care of solid vintage pieces. And, again--- the sizes!!!!

On 8/19/2023 Chris H. had this to say:
It was a fun vintage store to check out !


Contact Us

Vintage Frills
2846 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 799-8465
Email: thevintagefrill@gmail.com

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Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Monday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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