We are very excited to announce that we are relocating our shop to a great new spot, just down the street! Starting in May, you can find us at 2016 W Chicago Ave (just west of Damen Ave) in a more convenient and larger storefront.
We will remain on Ashland through April with new spring goods, and starting this weekend we're kicking off our moving clearance sale with major discounts in store. Ma…read more
For the remainder of the winter, we've changed our store hours. Friday and Saturday we are open 11am-7pm, and Sunday 12pm-5pm. During the week you can catch us by chance or appointment, and we will keep you posted on our Facebook page when we are there! Please contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (312)733.4255, and of course our online shop is open 24/7!
If you are in the Chicago area, come out to the shop next Friday December 14th for our first party! We are celebrating the holidays with a special trunk show with local designer, Cursive Design. We love her collection of nature inspired, elegant jewelry, and she will have a large selection available this weekend only. It's a great opportunity to knock out your holiday shopping list, we've got so…read more
Sonnenzimmer is the Chicago-based studio of Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi. Merging backgrounds in typography, printmaking, graphic design and fine art, they create captivating hand-crafted posters, books, and music packaging. You may have seen their posters for acts like Neko Case, Andrew Bird, and The Swell Season, or you may have seen the mysterious poster they made for Thrill Jockey's 20th …read more
Continuing with this season's exploration of 90s indieness, we'd like to say a few words about some music we love. As we mentioned in an earlier post, there are three key albums that set the stage for the Indie scene of the 1990s: “Loveless” by Irish/English quartet My Bloody Valentine, “Perfect Teeth” by Washington D.C.’s Unrest, and “Slanted and Enchanted” by Pavement of Stockton, …read more
Two decades ago, as punk found a mainstream audience, the underground entered a new phase of creativity, marked by nuanced irreverence and steadfast d.i.y. enthusiasm. With the tireless help of indie labels like Merge and Matador, brilliant artists would emerge and forge a place in hipster hearts around the world (before the advent of the internet!) This fall, Study Hall focuses on an era that int…read more
As an introduction to our Fall focus, we present our own account of indie music in the 90s:
The origins can be traced back to 70s punk and the roads paved by D.I.Y. pioneers through the 80s, and some of the key players remain in the picture. Many bands formed from the ashes of 80s luminaries (Fugazi, Shellac, Sebadoh, The Breeders) and several labels that started in the 80s find greater aud…read more
Labor Day has passed and we are getting ready for fall here at the shop. To get prepared, we are having our first big sale to make room for all our new merchandise! Starting this weekend, shop for up to 50% off summer dresses, tanks, shorts, and swimwear, perfect for those precious last few warm days and transitioning into fall. We are also taking 20% off Marüshka tees and tanks, for a limited ti…read more
Although we've been around under a month, Time Out Chicago has nominated us as one of Chicago's Best New Boutiques! Make your voice heard and vote for your favorite retail stores. You could win a little prize, yourself! Voting ends September 19th, so cast your vote soon by going to the following link: bit.ly/MYjQIX…read more
We are very excited to announce that we are officially opening for business this Friday! After construction was finally completed, we got to work painting, putting out inventory, and building racks and tables for all of our merchandise, all of which could not have been done without the help of our fantastic and generous friends.
For now, we are open weekends Friday-Saturday 11am-7pm and Sunday 12…read more
Even though we've been having trouble opening the doors of our Chicago shop, that doesn't mean we don't have great stuff to show you. So, introducing shopstudyhall.com, the online partner to our soon to be storefront. It doesn't include everything our store will offer, but it's a great way to keep up with our constantly changing inventory, learn more about our products and brands, and explore each…read more
Some of the products we are most excited about showing off at the shop are from the collection we produced in collaboration with Marüshka handprints. As longtime collectors of these vintage screenprints, this project was so fun to work on with Randy Smith, head of Michigan Rag in Grand Haven MI. We knew there were a lot of designs, but on our very first visit to the studio and headquarters, we re…read more