WEST TOWN — After six years of selling vintage items out of a 1976 Dodge RV Camper, “Winnie,” and in pop-up shops, the women behind Lost Girls Vintage are opening their first brick-and-mortar shop in West Town.
On April 27, Lost Girls Vintage owners Sarah Azzouzi and Kyla Embrey will open their first store at 1947 W. Chicago Ave.
Azzouzi and Embrey have sold their items in pop-ups around Chicago, from Humboldt House to The Robey. But their very first day of work six years ago was in West Town, where they assembled outside Paperish Mess, 1945 W. Chicago Ave.
“It’s perfect that a few years later, we found a space right next door and instantly fell in love. … It felt like it was meant to be,” Azzouzi said.
Lost Girls is a woman and minority-owned small business, and Azzouzi and Embrey said they envision the space as “more than just a storefront.”
They hope Lost Girls will become a meeting place where everyone feels welcome. They also plan to host community events, such as barrette-making workshops.
Lost Girls offers vintage clothing sourced by the owners, as well as a line of vintage plus size garments from Britteny Riordan, of LUVSICK PLUS. Lost Girls currently carries sizes 00 to 26.
Lost Girls will also sell housewares, jewelry, beauty products and plants. All non-vintage items will be made by woman artists and makers.
“We’re excited to be part of the bustling West Town neighborhood, where we already have great friends — Tarnish, Adhoc, Dovetail and Paperish Mess, to name a few — and the neighborhood is so walkable and welcoming.”
The store will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. To see what they’re selling, follow Lost Girls on Instagram here.