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We’re Hiring a Sales Manager

Join the Art Effect team!


Job Description:
Art Effect is looking for a full time sales manager with great qualifications. This is an exciting career opportunity for a dynamic and ambitious individual who thrives within a fast-paced, fun and rewarding environment. Must have prior sales experience in contemporary women’s clothing. We are looking for a responsible, detail-oriented fashionista who loves working with people. Our ideal candidate is an enthusiastic multi-tasker with a great work ethic and strong leadership skills. Merchandising experience is a plus. Weekend availability required. Enthusiasm a must!

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Strive to achieve store sales goals.
    Maintain adequate sales floor supervision.
    Implement incentives to maximize sales.
    Take action to correct negative sales trends.
    Plan sales goals.
    Supervise key holders and Sales Associates.
    Schedule employees.
    Recruit/interview/hire sales oriented staff.
    Implement store training programs; monitor staff training in product knowledge, customer service and selling skills.
    Review performance / compensation of staff in a timely manner.
    Maintain store merchandising standards.

Please apply with a resume and a cover letter, send to jobs(at)shoparteffect.com

Update, the position has been filled, thanks for your interest. 

Sidewalk Sale!

Sidewalk Sale


Join us on July 18th & 19th for the annual, neighborhood wide Lincoln Park Sidewalk Sale!

You never know what you’ll find on our sale table, it’s always crammed with great stuff at crazy good prices. Lots of deals and fun all around Lincoln Park, along Armitage, Halsted and Webster, you don’t want to miss it.

We’re Hiring

We're Hiring

Join the Art Effect team!

We are looking for a committed, full-time cashier to work in our fast paced retail store. Our ideal candidate is a multitasker with tons of enthusiasm, a great work ethic and an ability to work quickly and efficiently.

Prior sales experience in contemporary women’s clothing or gifts and availability to work weekends is a must. We are looking for a responsible, detail-oriented fashionista who loves working with people and has experience with retail POS systems, gift wrapping and merchandising.

Update: The position is filled.

Lincoln Park Holiday Shop Hop!

We’ll be open late on Thursday December 4th, 4-8pm! Come and explore Lincoln Park boutiques along Armitage, Halsted, and Webster at a Holiday Shop Hop. Local bloggers will be recommending gifts for everyone on your list, and local eateries will be providing bites and sips.


We’ll have cupcakes from Swirlz and after 5pm, Emily of Isn’t that Charming and Maya of Charmingly Styled will be in-store spreading holiday cheer!

Meet Emily of Isn’t That Charming

Meet Maya of Charmingly Styled

Treats from Swirlz Cupcakes

Participating Stores and Bloggers:
All She Wrote: Tomissa of She Loved Life
Art Effect: Emily of Isn’t that Charming and Maya of Charmingly Styled
Barbour: Ashlee of Kinks are the New Pink and Jess of The Golden Girl
Comfort Me Boutique: Laurie of 312 Beauty and Monica of Caravan of Style
Green Goddess Boutique: Rachel of An Eventful Life and Samantha of Gold Coast Girl
Fox’s Designer off-Price: Lauren of Lakeshore Lady and Erin of Color Me Styled
Francesca’s Collection: Peggy of Hallways are my Runways and Jill of Hot Pink Style
Kiehl’s: Caitlin of A Cheeky Fox
Little Black Dress: Maria of The Style Letters and Jennie of 2 girls 2 cities
Londo Mondo: Nicole of Cedar and Rush and Sara of Project Soiree
Pilates Pro Works: Jeana of A Sweat Life
Essentia: Ashlee of The Little Foxes
Lululemon: Liz of Adrian-James
Oh, Olive: Kit of The Kittchen
Pure Barre: Sara of Lakeshore Runner
Rara Avis: Jamie of House and Hanger
Shop857: Jennie of Actually, just Jennie and Shaheen of Lows to Luxe
Stella Barra: Christina of Chritiques
Studio Fit: Sarah of The Balanced Babe
Ten Thousand Villages: Sarah of The Kissing Booth Blog

Best of 2014 Chicago Shopping

Make it Better asked it’s readers to vote for their favorite businesses and services in the Chicagoland area. Over 90,000 verified votes were cast in over 11 categories! We are thrilled that Art Effect has been named the best shopping destination for boutique clothing in Chicago!

Here’s what Make it Better had to say about us, “A Lincoln Park shopping destination, Art Effect combines trendy and classic pieces at a variety of price points.” Thanks so much for the support!

Art Effect Best clothing boutique of 2014

Chicago Street Festival Style

Chicago’s Street Festivals are the perfect opportunity to explore a new neighborhood while sampling great food and enjoying live music! With something happening every weekend, you’re sure to find a fest to suit your fancy.

Jess Keys of The Golden Girl blog shared some great tips on what to wear at Chicago’s best neighborhood festivals with WGN morning news. Local bloggers showed off perfect hot weather styles (including finds from Art Effect) to wear when you’re heading to Wicker Park Fest, Taste of River North, Greek Fest or own our neighborhood’s upcoming Sheffield Garden Walk this summer.

A mini guide to Chicago’s 2014 Summer Street Festivals

Did we leave your favorite off the list? let us know!

The view from here.

Our block is among the most beautiful in Chicago. Lined with historic storefronts dating from 1870-1930, the Armitage-Halsted District in Lincoln Park was granted landmark status in 2002. Looking up, we are treated to corner turrets, bay windows, pressed metal cornices, terra-cotta ornaments, and brick and stone patterning in architecture unchanged from the Victorian era. The Armitage El station, just west of our shop, was opened in 1900 making it one of the oldest train stations in US history to be in continuous operation.  Treelined cross streets are filled with stately brick row-houses and graystones. Our storefront at 934 W. Armitage opened in 1906 as Shinnick’s Drug Store. The original Armitage Hardware,  across the street from Art Effect on Armitage and Bissell, operated as a prohibition era speak-easy and it’s rumored that Al Capone ran a tavern on the block.


Take a moment to appreciate the view and be inspired by our colorful history!


Lincoln Park Architecture

We made the list!



This month’s House Beautiful includes the magazine’s first ever coast to coast guide of the best design stores in America. From New York to LA, they’ve picked 8 neighborhoods to feature, each with unique shops to inspire you to keep decorating. Our very own Lincoln Park’s dynamic shopping scene  is highlighted and we’re thrilled to be on the selective list!

Here’s what they said about us: “A beloved boutique with hot-pink walls that reflect its outside-the-box vibe. Owl bookends and monogrammed tumblers share shelf space with decorative handcrafted ribbons and vintage charts.”

See the whole story over at  House Beautiful. 


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