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Yellow Jacket Vintage opened on Humboldt Avenue and later moved to Brady Street.

Yellow Jacket wraps it up


Yellow Jacket Vintage, 1237 E. Brady St., will close for good on Sunday, Aug. 29. In the mean time, everything in the funky boutique is 25 percent off.

The vintage clothing shop opened in 1996 at 2225 N. Humboldt Ave., and later moved to the current Brady Street location.

Owner Jennifer Rodman also opened a Chicago-based Yellow Jacket shop, but that business closed in February.

Yellow Jacket merchandise will still be for sale online.


Talkbacks

Yupyup | Aug. 10, 2010 at 11:52 a.m. (report)

I don't understand the logic here, Your were forced to come to Yellow Jacket and not goodwill to buy a jacket, and the whole picture thing is weird, why are you people so interested in taking pictures of clothes, just try them on and if it works buy it if it don't oh well.

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yes_that_nick | July 28, 2010 at 5:49 p.m. (report)

The 'no photos' policy, if you bothered to ask, was about keeping out those who just wanted to come in, take some pictures of themselves playing dress-up, and leave the place a mess. I was never denied taking a picture of something when I wanted one for reference. The pricing may be a touch higher than stores in the area, but it's in no way ridiculous. It reflects the higher quality of the clothing there. At many secondhand or vintage stores (especially Goodwill), you have to look everything over carefully for stains, tears, loose buttons, and weak seams. I've never had a problem with that at Yellow Jacket. It's pretty sad that the closing of a locally-owned business is met with such vitriol. I, for one, will miss it.

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MMinMKE | July 28, 2010 at 5:20 p.m. (report)

I usually am not happy when a local store closes...but this one secretly makes me smile! They have ridiculous prices and extremely unfriendly to the customer policies...i experienced an extremely rude attitude from the owner this summer and vowed to never return. Sorry for ya, Yellow Jacket.

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Milyorkee | July 28, 2010 at 8:17 a.m. (report)

This is what they get for have a "No photographs" policy in their store. Are they hiding state secrets in their overpriced vintage dresses?

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Hckyboy00 | July 28, 2010 at 5:24 a.m. (report)

you mean i can't pay $45 for the $15 jacket that i saw at Goodwill last week? damn.

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