Tusk, owned and operated by Mary Eleanor Wallace, is the newest addition to what seems to be a developing Armitage Corridor in Logan Square (triangulated with Parsons and Scofflaw). The shop is stocked with elegantly curated often pale-colored and flowy items: chunky sweaters and silk-patterned tops, limited-edition tote bags, publications and jewelry by local artists. Don’t miss the paintings by formerly Chicago-based abstract painter Michael Hunter on the walls. It’s only open some evenings and on weekends for now, but we all know Penelope’s is already jealous.
3205 West Armitage, (423)903-7093, facebook.com/Tuskchicago
AUDIENCE CHOICE: Revival a GO-GO, 1653 West 18th, (312)203-9171, facebook.com/RevivalAGoGo
Best of Chicago 2013