December 12, 2012


Though socks may seem boring to some, we've got a few that may change your mind!  Even the tiniest of feet can have a sartorial experience.  From wallets to key fobs, we think these ideas are perfect for stuffing stockings without un-stuffing your wallet.

(for your cute kiddos)

(for your mini wrestler)

Happy Holidays!


 Though Dad may only ask for t-shirts and underwear, we're pretty sure he'd dig these ideas even more!  Not to mention, with most of these items being made in the U.S. , the most ethical of boyfriends will be pleased as pie.

Happy holiday shopping!


In need of some gift ideas for the women in your life?  You've come to the right place.  Shopgirl tested-and-approved, here are a few of our favorite gift ideas for the ladies:


Happy Holiday shopping!

December 11, 2012

Holiday shipping reminder.

 Just a reminder that December 17th is the last day to order from for free ground shipping on orders over $100 with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve.

Happy holiday shopping!

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December 5, 2012

SPOTLIGHT: Pendleton Portland Collection Accessories

One line that we are very excited about in store right now is The Pendleton Portland Collection.  The Portland Collection was born in 2011 when Pendleton Woolen Mills joined with three Portland based designers; Nathaniel Crissman, Rachel Turk, and John Blasioli to create an original and modern line using classic Pendleton fabrics.  The outcome: Brilliant!  
We couldn't be happier to have them back in the shop for their second season!

Some of our in store favorites are the accessories.  From scarves worth drooling over; to clutches, ties, and umbrellas - you can't go wrong!  They also make great gifts..  'tis the season! 

Here are a few accessories that we love from the collection:

Check out more clothing and accessories from The Portland Collection in store or on our website!

November 30, 2012


Join us this weekend as we team up with other Wicker Park and Bucktown businesses in the Unwrap WPB kick-off weekend. In addition to the great holiday shopping at Penelope's and our neighbors, there will be photos with Santa, trolleys(througout the neighborhood & to the Renegage Craft Fair), carolers, crafts, and more. Come by to enjoy some homemade cookies and to cross off a few items on your gift list, or just pick up a little something for yourself. We will have a slection of fresh markdowns plus there are only three days left to save 20% off all coats and jackets. We hope to see you this weekend!
For those shopping online, use code coat20 to save through Monday, December 3rd.

Also, we are proud to be participating in the Shop for Schools program from December 1 - 9. Stop by or look here for details on having 5% of your purchase at Penelope's donated to the neighborhood school of your choice.

 Extended Holiday Hours
11 – 7  Monday through Friday
10 - 7  Saturday
11 – 6  Sunday

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November 15, 2012

NorthernGRADE Chicago recap.

 We wanted to share a few shots from our booth at NorthernGRADE Chicago.  We met some awesome folks, saw lots of cool stuff, and had a great time!  The event took place on Oct. 27th, it featured U.S. made menswear and went off without a hitch thanks to our friends at Well Spent and Pierrepont Hicks.

Check out this article from CNN on NorthernGRADE Chicago.

November 1, 2012

IN DEPTH: The Hill-Side F/W 2012

The Hill-Side has come through with their incredible fabric sourcing abilities, once again.  Their Fall 2012 collection, which has introduced bow-ties into the mix, is killer!  Made up of unique ginghams, chenille knits, bright polka dots, and blanket knits - we want them all!

Check out some of our new Hill-Side accessories on our website.


Did we mention their amazing new lookbook?  They sent disposable cameras to their retailers across the globe and the end result was an incredibly candid and original lookbook.  Plus, you may see some familiar faces ; )  Check it out here.