These 15 mighty independent formal wear shops will help you dress to the nines

by Carrie Bradon | Apr. 13, 2018, 2:22am |

Everyone should own at least one evening dress or fine suit.

Getting invited to a formal event can be exciting — the anticipation of the event, venue, food and interactions you'll have all contribute to this feeling. But the anticipation can turn to stress if you don't have much in the way of formal wear. 

Love it or hate it, everyone should own at least one evening dress or fine suit so that you can be ready to RSVP your plan to attend the next gala, work party or wedding you're invited to without having to pause to remember what's in your closet.

If you're in need of formal wear, here are 15 mighty independent shops in Chicago to help you look your best when that occasion arrives. 

What makes an independent business "mighty"? Click here to find out more.

Belmont Boutique

5710 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 283-3934
Belmont is a friendly yet professional place to buy your next piece of formal clothing.

Black Tie Formalwear

2657 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 248-8600
Black Tie Formalwear carries all sorts of dress shoes and clothing.

Monitor Formal Wear

1422 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 561-0573
Monitor Formal Wear is great for men who need formal clothing.

USA Bridal & Tailor

4020 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60641
(773) 283-6239
You don't have to be in a wedding to go shopping at this formal wear shop.

A Sharp Dressed Man

516 N. Ogden Ave., Suite 256 Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 644-1544
This shop is a great option if you need to look great but hate shopping, as their stylists will help you find what you need.

Men's Wearhouse and Tux

2906 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 327-5510
If you need a tuxedo, this place has great deals.

Fashion Elegance

4815 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 989-7176
Fashion Elegance carries everything that you need for your next fancy event.

Rent the Runway

710 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
(800) 509-0842
A great option if you are looking to wow your audience.

Formally Modern Tuxedo

2112 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 975-7700
Formally Modern is a great name, as it perfectly describes the mood of the shop and the tux options.

Avail & Co.

5940 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
(847) 868-0585
Avail & Co. goes to the greatest effort to get you in a dress that you love.


200 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 757-6137
Men's clothing and accessories are easy to find here.

Daniel George Custom Suits

155 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 729-5202
A great option for the man in your life.

Zeglio Custom Clothiers

306 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60604
(773) 525-6199
If you need a made-to-fit suit, Zeglio is a great local option.

The Tie Bar

918 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 241-1299
This men's clothing shop will help you find just what you are looking for.

Alton Lane

49 E. Oak St., Chicago, IL 60611
(888) 800-8616
Alton Lane is a high-end men's clothing shop in North Chicago.

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