If you wished upon a star, you’d hope for a vintage store that blends old-school charm and current trends.
Poof: Introducing Pilsen’s Comet Vintage.
Owners Jen Thomas and Jamie Roelofs transformed the former auto parts shop into a sweet, feminine space that’s reminiscent of a stylish home: mint green walls, shiny wood floors, retro sofas (for sale).
The duo scoured “every estate sale between here and Georgia,” rooting up treasures like a classic ’70s French trench; a sophisticated, sparkly shrug from the ’40s; a multicolored, beaded Palm Springs-style drop purse; cocktail rings; teacups; and more.
The store’s reasonable prices ($10-$30) will keep you coming back, and its free sewing classes (coming soon) will allow you to tailor finds to your shape and liking.
Proof fashion fairy tales can come true.
Comet Vintage, 1320 West 18th Street, between Throop and Loomis Streets (312-733-7327).
Photo: Courtesy of Comet Vintage