A menswear store with an emphasis on American-made clothing has opened on Division Street in Wicker Park. Independence, 1909 W. Division St., opened in May at the former home of Neighborly gift shop, which closed its Wicker Park location in April. Independence sells a range of upscale mens clothing from brands hard to find anywhere else in Chicago, owner George Vlagos said
“It’s focused on workwear, early Americana workwear,” he said. “It’s a lot of inspiration from what the Japanese interestingly have done with American workwear. And that’s stuff that we carry.” Read more at Block Club Chicago.