Small Business Saturday is hot on our heels

Another year, another Small Business Saturday.

Here is a couple of our latest offerings to maybe get you in our doors:


Our most requested, only-make-these-once-a-year gunmetal hoodie is BACK. ⚡️ See you before this limited print round is sold out again? ⚡️ Currently available in XS-3X.

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P.S. Black Friday kicks off our seven-days-a-week schedule so we’re open more hours to take all of your money.


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Our WICKER PARK IS NOT THE SIX CORNERS tee gets its cameo on this blog highlighting a handful of Portage Park small businesses:


While I've got you here, would you mind voting for REP CHI on Time Out's Local Love Awards? >>

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Giveaways and Holidays

Hi there!


Can't believe it's that time of year again...  Next Friday kicks off our annual seven days a week HOLIDAY HOURS: Monday through Saturday 10a-7p & Sundays 10a-3p.

THEN: Shop Small with us *next Saturday* where the first 100 friends to make a purchase will get a bright blue REP CHI tote. Grab a #shopsmall sticker while you're here (it's basically the "I VOTED" sticker of the day, show off your local pride and know that it's because of you that we're able to put food on our tables and in our dog bowls).



AND: We had such a great time doing weekly giveaways last holiday season that we'll be hosting them again!  Our first giveaway is a set of these four double old fashioned glasses. Click the photo below for details on our facebook page; we'll announce the winner in one week.

Hope we'll see some of your friendly
faces this shopping season! 


And all of the sudden it's ten years later.

Hi Friend! 

We're celebrating another trip around the sun but this one is special: all those years of street festivals followed by five-and-a-half at our brick and mortar location marks TEN YEARS of Rep Chi! We can hardly believe it ourselves.

Join us the first Saturday in October for our annual party featuring Chicago Riots Junior Roller Derby Bake Sale.

>> Facebook event details <<

We have so much planned for 10/07 but are keeping some of the details a secret.  Hope you can make it out!


See you three Saturdays from now,


City of Chicago Bag Tax begins February 1

January 31 marks the day that I must inventory all of our recycled paper shopping bags and report to The City how many we've got on our hands.

Gone are the days of free shopping bags...  You thought you had an endless supply of cat litter garbage bags?  No more!  Onto the future of maybe not using so many (renewable and non-renewable sourced) bags to carry items home with you.   

While we really admire---and would prefer!---to go bag-free like many small shops will be doing on February 1, you can continue to collect our coveted recycled paper bags.

....with a $0.07 tax.

Greenery isn't just the Pantone Color of the Year around Chicago.  Let's save the earth!

Like Captain Planet said: The power is *yours!*


Holiday hours, Gift Chicago, and Beyond

Have you been keeping an eye on our Instagram/Facebook?  We're doing some giveaways over there... It's worth checking out.  Just posted another one so: click, click.

It's Small Business Saturday *this* Saturday!

Awareness of #ShopSmall has grown over the last few years and now I look forward to seeing so many familiar faces on this day.  With each year that passes, it reminds us that we will be able to continue doing what we do because of you and your support by shopping local.  ♥

This Saturday also kicks off our seven-days-a-week holiday hours:

...Please deliver black coffee to 4425 N Milwaukee Ave.

*Next* Saturday and Sunday (December 3 & 4) is the inaugural Gift Chicago event, encouraging even more local shopping.  Thirty-six makers/shops/vendors across the city will be participating in their own unique way.  We've got a large collection of coupons to the other shops in the network that we'll be stuffing into these (free!) hand screen printed tote bags: 

Happy soon-to-be Thanksgiving!



We won! We won! Rep Chi wins Chicago's Most Loved Shop by TimeOut #LoveChicago Awards 2016

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!  We won Best Shop in Portage Park and top in our class: Most Loved Shop in all of Chicago!!  Thank you *so very much* for voting!


Click here to see the other fantastic businesses recognized by Time Out.

Thank you so much to everyone that voted, shared our voting efforts, and left such kind words on our venue page.  We are humbled by you!


Small Business Saturday #shopsmall November 26th

We've got loot to give away! Shop Small with us (and all of your favorite locals) on Small Business Saturday: November 26th!  

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday kick off REP CHI's holiday season which means we'll be open seven days a week until December 24th.  We've got some other exciting things in the works for this year so keep an eye out for updates :)

Free things! &nbsp;Sponsored by American Express and FedEx.

Free things!  Sponsored by American Express and FedEx.



As Seen In: Giordano's Pizza (blog)

I grew up eating Giordano's... And when I moved away, Giordano's (Midway) would always be my last meal with my mom before flying out of town; Giordano's (Printer's Row) would be my "go to" restaurant for clients when I worked in advertising downtown; and Giordano's (Portage Park) is where Jeremy and I bring out-of-town'ers.  

Giordano's will always hold a special place in my heart.  I am *so* incredibly honored that REP CHI was included in their Unique Shops in Chicago list!  Take a peek at the blog, it's filled with some must-read posts!!

Love and Pizza,


Oct 01, 2016: REPCHI's Fall Party

It's that time of year again where we bring you REP CHI EXTREME MEGA PARTY 2016.

Come out Saturday October 1st from 11:30a-3p for The Chicago Riots Jr Roller Derby's Third Annual Bake Sale Fundraiser.

This year we've got a special friend hanging out all day:  Eddie of THE MEOWNSTERS.

Ever shake paws with a sphynx kitty?  Now's your chance to meet-and-greet this little guy.  Get your photo by 9 MUSES PHOTO from 11a-2p.

Stop by ONE TAIL AT A TIME's table to meet an adoptable friend or learn how you can be a future foster.

And learn about Pet Wants North Chicago fresh pet food (and snag a sample!), dedicated to providing the urban pet owner with locally-sourced, healthy dog and cat food that is guaranteed fresh.


See you there?



CM Punk Read More Shirt

Hi Friends,

Yep, that's our READ MORE shirt on Chicago's infamous CM Punk.

Want to buy it?  Click over here.  



(please note: we hand screen print all of our shirts in small batches so while we try to have all sizes updated on our website, sometimes they sell out in our brick-and-mortar store but we make this one pretty often)

Thanks for reading!