There are plenty of shopping options for men in Chicago, but there’s one that rules them all: Haberdash. Chicago has been called the “Second City,” but this men’s boutique solidifies its position as a premier destination for menswear. Just because the shop is located in the Midwest doesn’t mean it has to be mundane—and mundane it is not. Spend an afternoon here and you’ll find only the best in men’s apparel, footwear, and accessories.
While their online presence is constantly growing, entering one of their museum-like shops is an experience. Both men and women admire the Americana vibes oozing from this cozy Chicago landmark. As you step into Haberdash, you feel like you’ve stepped back in time—to a bespoke shopping experience of yesteryear. Perhaps it’s the dapper barbershop in back, the tired wooden floors, or the personal and friendly attention that makes you feel as though someone’s turned the clock backward.
As you browse Haberdash’s collection of updated classics and heritage menswear, you find internationally known brands, plus designer lines exclusive to the well-known shop. Mixed in among the chambray work shirts, selvedge denim, and soft-knit sweaters, you may stumble upon a few pieces from their private label, which stands confidently among historic ones. If you can peel yourself away from the beautiful clothes for a moment, turn your eyes from the rack to the shelf to find some of their best products. A choice selection of accessories—from American-made watches to durable, handsome bags, and leather bracelets—are arranged neatly in picture-perfect displays. Sweet-smelling apothecary products (which make great gifts) line the barber shop in the back of this snug space. Take turns sampling the scents of fragrances and candles—plus shaving, face, and hair products from quality brands you can’t find everywhere. Or go ahead and sit down for a memorable shave and a haircut.
Be sure to stop into both of the nearly side-by-side locations on State Street—one is home to more formal suiting and footwear options, while the other two-story location focuses on head-to-toe heritage brands. The success of Haberdash can be attributed to one fact: They know who you are and what you want. You’re a modern man with an old-school philosophy—a person who wants to change comfortably from a classic suit to classic denim and a button-up in the same day and stay classy.