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About Hannah Howcroft

Hannah is a contributing writer at Metropolitan Fashion Hub. She is majoring in Art History with a minor in Visual Art at the University of Chicago. Hannah hopes to one day have a career in fashion.

Fashion and history of West Loop neighborhood in Chicago

In the West Loop freight trucks drive alongside BMWs, trendy restaurants set up shop next to warehouses, and blue-collar workers and hip artists can be seen at the same local coffee shops. For nearly a century the West Loop was a mix of factories, meat and produce markets, and wholesale outlets, but today the neighborhood is becoming a trendy place for young families and professionals to call home.

Fashion and history of Bucktown neighborhood in Chicago

Bucktown is packed full of trendy restaurants, independent boutiques, galleries, and hip bars. This neighborhood sits just northwest of the loop on the eastern edge of Logan Square. Although the exact boundaries of the neighborhood are widely disputed the general consensus seems to be the Kennedy Expressway to the east, Western Avenue to the west, Fullerton Avenue to the north, and Bloomingdale Avenue to the south.