Today I went to Hog Wild Vintage over in the North Loop area. Boy was I surprised to see just how much can fit into one store. It’s the first place we’ve reviewed on this blog that doesn’t focus specifically on clothes⎯but that doesn’t mean that the clothes selection was any less amazing.
This store looks like the stockroom for the set of an amazing vintage movie. Everything from 50s vintage lamps to 60s style mod couches, I can’t think of anything that you can’t find in the store.
Erin Brinjamar is a dealer at the store and said that it has been around for 18 years. “We get so many people that come in not knowing what they want but they’ll know it when they see it usually. Something calls them.”
A dealer is someone who owns a portion of the store. Brinjamar also goes around the country and helps with picking out items for the store. She said that while the store’s priority is furniture/lighting fixtures, the clothing section has been expanding over the last few years.
Currently, the clothing section occupies the entire back portion of the store, and includes both men and women’s clothes. The clothes are sorted by color, but aside from that it’s a free-for-all. This may or may not work for some people, but if you like the treasure-hunt aspect of vintage shopping, you’ll love the gems that you find. The items are not only varied, but affordable and the store also has someone on hand to do alterations.
“We drive all over the country and we focus mainly on the furniture and we’re able to pick up clothes at a decent price,” Brinjamar said.
The store is open from 11a.m. to 7p.m. everyday.