Chicago vintage clothing store caters to offline shoppers

Dominique collects vintage boots from all over the country. (Xufei Geng/MEDILL)

By Xufei Geng

In Chicago, US#1 Vintage Clothing is known for its unique items, each with its own history and story, acquired over the owner’s 40 years as a vintage collector. In the age of online shopping, the store is decidedly offline, and owner Dominique Darabi intends to keep it that way.

Photo at top: Vintage boots from all over the country are among the unusual collections at US#1 Vintage. (Xufei Geng/MEDILL)