7214 N. Harlem
Chicago 60631



Suzanne founded the business in 1976 beginning a lifelong love affair with vintage coolness and wacky retro. Suzanne’s style can be summed up in one word — heard often when she enters a room. “WOW!!!” Her business partner, Jules, Head of the Creative Department, started out as an enthusiastic and frequent customer of the Shoppe. She soon found herself compulsively organizing the chaos of 10,000 items and building wonderfully creative displays of merchandise. Thus began a long lasting friendship and complementary partnership that endures to this day.

Suzanne and Jules treat getting dressed each day as performance art. If you’ve ever seen them in the same thing twice, you are completely unaware. They are often decked out in a variety of eras all at once with a little bit of contemporary mixed in. “The more the merrier!” “ Pile it on!” “More than one is always better!” “ There’s no such thing as over-the top!” Those are a few of their fashion maxims. They often coordinate their outfits with themes like Deco Days, Jazzy Gypsies, Geisha Gals, 1940’s war-workers or something as simple as Polka Dots from head to toe! They love to have fun, and their customers have fun shopping too!