The Run Down
To West and North Siders, Hyde Park might seem a world away. If you’re at the mercy of the CTA, the trip can be slightly cumbersome. It’s a trek that never fails to prove its worth though. The neighborhood’s cultural influence has grown at an exponential rate in recent years—producing and attracting more and more artists, designers and restaurateurs along the way. For the fashion conscious or all you upcoming designers, we took advantage of a particularly sunny spring afternoon and visited three local boutiques in the Harper Court district who are putting Chicago and fashion on the map. Afterwards, we make a slight detour to a factory where some of these products are made. Here are the details.