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Wolfbait & B-girls

Earn Yourself a Whistle

by Robin Clement – August 8, 2012
3131 W. Logan Blvd., Chicago

Wolfbait & B-girls is one of the oddest store names I have ever heard… and I love it! The 1950’s guidebook Chicago Confidential defines wolfbait as girls who moved to the big city looking to succeed, and b-girls is the phrase for how they ended up.

I headed to up-and-coming Logan Square to check out the place. It was fab – from the 150+ local and two fair trade designers, I found gorgeous jewelry, paintings and clothing, including owners Shirley Kienitz’s and Jenny Stadler’s consignment creations. I asked Jenny for her inspiration. The fabrics speak to her. What has spoken for fall? A jungle full of leopards.

The items vary in price but are all reasonable. You can find a pair of earrings for a few bucks and dresses up to about $130. Six-year-old Wolfbait & B-girls is a must-stop shop! Sporting the merch may just cause a wolf whistle or two.

About the Author: Robin Clement

Sifting through brilliant silhouettes, romantic palettes and imaginative textures evokes a whimsical curiosity. Fashion has always excited Robin - whether piling on beaded necklaces and hosting makeover birthday parties in her 10’s or interviewing strangers about their undergarment style preferences for her college newspaper in her early 20’s.