Pay a lot of money to make your baby trendy. That's pretty much the extent of it. HOWEVER, having said that, if you are looking for the perfect unique baby GIFT, this is definitely the place to go.
Ragstock is awesome. They have an insane collection of clothing - some vintage, some new, some electic and weird, some plain on solid-colored t-shirts. Good for holidays - they always have a ridiculous amount of green wigs, fishnets, hats, glasses, etc, for St. Patrick's Day. A good place to start if you are looking for something weird.
Fun, cute place. Pool is expensive, bowling is standard. However, the bartenders are nice and the food is quite good. And, you can almost always get a lane or a table, even on the weekends.
Great for leather. Great for funky, bizarre, or offensive t-shirts (pretty sure you can even make your own.) Great for silver jewelry. Though their commercials are annoying as hell, they are right about their products. And, when they have a sale on leather jackets, they are great. I got an amazing $250 jacket for $100.
Hanig's has everything. Though I have a hard time finding shoes to fit my feet, I certainly had a more than acceptable selection to try out, and was offered friendly help along the way. Their sale selection could have been better, but overall very nice.
Honestly, I have yet to make a purchase in Tangerine, however I have browsed there a couple of times, and I had a positive experience both times. I am not much of a boutique shopper, but each time something in the window caught my eye and I decided to take a look. It was nice because though they have a lot of what I consider to be high fashion items, I did not feel as though I did not belong in my jeans and t-shirt - I was offered very friendly help and was totally at ease. When I am looking for that one perfect thing, this will be a good place to go.
Scoop is helpful if you need that perfect black top and don't have time to go searching for it. It will be very well made and will have a unique cut. However, you will pay pretty dearly for a relatively simple black top.
We did the rooftop deck party for my husband's 30th birthday. It's definitely a unique experience, a very interesting way to see a Cubs game. An open bar and all-you-can-eat grill certainly makes it easy to plan a big party.
Dr. Brocker has an absolutely incredible "bedside" manner. The staff is very friendly and professional, from sending reminders through the mail to being available in an emergency. My husband and I have been patients of his for years - he is wonderful.
Get a bowl, choose your rice and/or noodles (there's 2-3 types of each,) then pile on your veggies, of which there are about 30. From there you pick your sauces, of which there are ALSO about 30. Bear in mind that some are good for low fat, low carb, allergies, combinations for certain tastes, and it is all written up on a giant chalkboard behind the counter if you need help. From there, choose your meat, spice it up as you like, and add sticks for specific preparation, such as "as a soup" or "salad" or "allergies" or "add prata bread" (which is the greatest thing ever.) From there, just put it on the counter, and they will stir-fry it up and bring it to your table. Repeat as you like, all for like $13. Awesome.