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POGO Chicago

NBA All Star Weekend is an annual event-packed weekend filled with stars, sneakers, and pretty much the perfect playground, whether you’re in town for your love of the game or your love of the culture.

NBA All Star Weekend 2020 hits the windy streets of Chicago, IL this weekend from Friday February 14 – Sunday February 16.

Of course there will be tons of activities to get into outside of the NBA game, but if you’re a sneaker lover you can’t miss your chance to visit POGO Chicago.

You ever walked into a place and felt right at home? That’s exactly how I felt when I walked into POGO Chicago when I visited for the first time during Complexcon Chicago (I know so long ago, I’m sorry!).

POGO Boutique Chicago isn’t your typical sneaker store. Instead of tons of shelves and racks full of men’s shoes and clothing, POGO is the exact opposite. POGO’s selection caters towards the women collector. With about 90% of it’s store featuring women’s shoes and clothing. POGO is what my dream sneaker closet looks like.

When I walked in I was greeted by two dope CHX standing at the checkout counter to my left. Also to my left, it was hard to miss the comfy loveseat and marble coffee table sitting below a neon sign that reads “I might have a slight sneaker obsession.” I nodded in agreement and knew I was in the right place.

Straight ahead to the left were two decks of floating shelves lined with sneakers, stretching almost the full length of the store. The row of sneakers face a full clothing rack of your top picks from NIKE, adidas, and other sports brands.

Straight to the back of the boutique is a small sneaker closet. The closet includes, sneakers, a rack of clothing, vanity mirror seating, and a ton of streetwear decor items.

Just before the sneaker closet, on the other side of the floating sneaker shelves is a small section for men’s clothing and shoes (not important lol) There’s also more sale items from the women’s sneaker selection.

Mens clothing selections

My favorite part of the store overall? The cute little Instagram worthy decals all over the floor of the store.

If you’re sneaker obsessed too, be sure to check out POGO Boutique on your next visit to Chicago.

POGO Chicago

912 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Hours: 10AM-7PM daily