Chicago’s Best LGBT Shops

LGBT specific shops around the world have been hubs, not just for buying gay-specific merchandise, but for community activism and support. Chicago is no exception, and these shops are both a convergence of like-minded people as well as great places to purchase some cool stuff.

Beatnix

via Flickr user nathanmac87

via Flickr user nathanmac87

If you’re walking around Boystown, chances are you passed by Beatnix, and there’s no chance you didn’t notice it. From vintage outfits to wigs to jewelry to costumes, this place has it all. Check them out the next chance you get, even (and especially) if you’re not looking for anything in particular.

You can find Beatnix at 3400 N Halsted St.

Egoist Underwear

via Flickr user nathanmac87

via Flickr user nathanmac87

One of the more popular and most unique stores in the area, Egoist Underwear offers some of the sexiest underwear out there, specifically tailored for both comfort and looks. The wide range of options in various styles, sizes, designs, and material makes it a one-stop-shop, and the fantastic supply of swimwear is just an added bonus. They cater to all egos, whether you’re shy or as outgoing as they come.

You can find Egoist Underwear at 3526 N Halsted St.

Unabridged Books

via Flickr user Horia Varlan

via Flickr user Horia Varlan

Unabridged Books isn’t specifically a gay bookstore, but they have some of the best selection of homoerotic literature in the city, along with an excellent selection of other books, from new releases to the classics. They have plenty of poetry and short story collections, textbooks, and, of course, a bunch of LGBT books outside of the erotic vein as well. They also host awesome events, including fundraising for the community and book signings from both local and touring writers.

You can find Unabridged Books at 3251 N Broadway St.

Early to Bed & The Pleasure Chest

via Flickr user smussyolay

via Flickr user smussyolay

Early to Bed and The Pleasure Chest are the two most popular sex shops in the city, and they do it professionally, discreetly, with the utmost class, and have the best selection. The knowledgeable staff is more than happy to help you make a decision that’s right for both men and women, and they host classes to really make the most of bedroom time.

You can find Early to Bed at 5044 N Clark St, and The Pleasure Chest at 3436 N Lincoln Ave.

Advertisements