This Chicago entrepreneur’s biggest insecurity became her entire business

Merl Kinzie sitting in her shop, The Shudio.

By Neena Rouhani Medill Reports During her high school years, Merl Kinzie felt embarrassed about shopping for second-hand clothes. Today, the 35-year-old designer and entrepreneur has turned her adolescent insecurity into an eco-conscious business. Kinzie’s Pilsen vintage shop, The Shudio, feels like the home of an eccentric aunt — the one who never married and […]