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Our Favorite #MadeInChicago Finds

Through our research process for our Inspiring Stories series, our team comes across so many incredible local creations everyday – from one of kind furniture and unique dresses to art, photography and a world of handmade goods. In depth, personal stories are at the heart of VoyageChicago, but we also want to take time to highlight and celebrate individual creations that have the power to inspire. Below, you’ll find a collection of local creations that our editorial team is in love with.


Our “sequin” dress. #akilamstudio #chicagofashion #chicagodesigner #fashion Photo: @thatsadoozy Model: Amber

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did you know these camper mug cards come 5 in a pack? 1 of each design 🙂 check out the shop–link in profile 😁

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Chao pesca’o pillow! . ❤ . #handcraft #handmadeprint #pillow #dichos #chicagomakers #midwestmaker #isew

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I’m not abandoning my color experiments, just playing with gesso boards and revisiting my collection of college yearbooks!Push-ups, 6″x6″ oil on gesso board, $75. DM to purchase. #contemporaryart #figurepainting #contemporarypainting #oilpainting #oilonboard #peinturecontemporaine #monochromatic #grays #vintage #art #pushups #armworkout #gessoboard #contemporaryrealism #composition #planks #painting #chicagoartist

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Hope Houses: Made With Love from Hope Houses Workshop, Inc. on Vimeo.

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Blanket scarves are back ❄️ (Also is this not the sexiest fanny pack you’ve ever seen??)

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“My work is very emotion-filled and and I achieve it through my choice of rich colors with a moody aesthetic. I’m a conceptual portrait photographer from the Chicagoland area, just trying to bring beauty to the most desolate and weird of spaces” – Courtney Mensah

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