Wednesday, November 16, 2011

EmBo: An Eco Friendly Boutique!

I am really excited about this post. :)

I walk down Southport Ave in Chicago everyday on my way to and from work, and I noticed EmBo Boutique setting up and getting ready to open at the tail end of the summer. Passing it twice a day piqued my curiosity, and when I saw it was finally open I stepped in to take a look. There I met Heather, the adorable founder and owner of this new eco-friendly boutique:

First off, Heather is so incredibly welcoming and kind. We easily got to chatting about clothes, vintage, cooking, blogs, and I asked if she would mind me bringing my camera by and snapping some photos of her new boutique for my blog. She agreed!

Everything she sells in her boutique is organic, vintage, repurposed and/or "upcycled." She has an amazing selection of organic knit tops, sweaters, skirts and dresses that are so soft. She also sells amazing vintage pieces that she finds, including jewelry and accessories. I've already bought a beautiful vintage necklace from her, as well as two awesome muffler-scarves that are repurposed from chunky knit sweaters (one was sent to my friend Lindsay!); I'll add photos of those pieces in another post!

An organic knit top with a vintage necklace!

The card says it all :)

The gold purse was made from a pair of cowboy boots!

Even the decorations and displays are vintage or upcycled, as much as she was able. The bags above are vintage, and the wooden planks used as shelves are older and repurposed.

Such a cool lamp!

Killer vintage coat

If you are near the Lakeview or Wrigleyville areas, you should definitely check out EmBo at 3432 N. Southport Ave! Heather is super nice and helpful, and would love to dress you up in some of her awesome vintage or eco-friendly pieces! And thanks to Heather for letting me come play in her store :)

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