Thursday, December 21, 2006


A video/gift shop on Argyle Street in Uptown Chicago. Sometimes known as Northside or New Chinatown. More often known as Asian Market Place. It isn't considered a Little Saigon even though most of the businesses are Vietnamese-run because they are apparently not enough of a majority in the area to rename it. There are also Chinese, Thai, Laotian, and Cambodian businesses and residents, making it more of a Southeast Asian refugee district, with ties to China.

Cloud Gate, Millennium Park. Me in my fieldwork outfit: Opening Ceremony short sleeve brown coat, Theory cashmere striped sweater, Steven Alan purple crochet aviator hat, Prada Sport equestrian boots, and Harvard GSAS tote bag.

Opening Ceremony coat: $340
Theory sweater: $110 ? on sale at Bloomingdales
Steven Alan hat: $75
Prada Sport boots: $250 from
Harvard tote: free from the GSAS bulletin for correctly identifying the "Where Is It?" contest question.

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