So it's true; The Alley Chicago's historic Lakeview location has now closed. We want to thank all of you so much for the love, vibes, and patronage over the last 40 years. The Alley has seen many fashion trends come & go. The fans, the shoppers, & the culture is what us alive for nearly half a century. As former Store Manager, I want to personally thank you for your patronage to something very dear to me. Soooooo many of our loyal followers have asked, :when will you re-open?"...Well, that's what Id like to discuss with you briefly.
The Alley is alive and well online @thealley.com! We have gone through our entire inventory, and added awesome new TUK, Demonia, Leathers, & Jewelry like Alchemy Gothic. Our Tshirt stock is up to date, and ready for your shopping needs. 9 months ago, I re-built The alley website; abandoning the dark, all black everywhere look-and moving to a new, cleaner, clearer, modern shopping feel where the PRODUCTS can do the talking. We are proud of the awesome shopping experience The Alley site is today.
In regards to The Alley moving into another location, we need YOU! Shopping online with The Alley will help us greatly in our quest to solidify a new location. I was a kid who used to take the train after school once a week to visit The Alley, and experience Belmont & Clark as it was then (ironically shopping @Guitar Center on every trip, which building The Alley eventually moved into). I understand the destination shopping experience. I understand how people who are eclectic, or eccentric can be perceived as outcasts, and The Alley embraced & augmented my expressionism for my entire life. The Alley needs your help, and same patronage online, which it received thankfully for so many years.
Thank you again for all the wonderful memories, and love. Lets help make a new move for The Alley's next location a reality for generations to come by shopping with us online today.