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PHOTOS: Retro Photo Shoot at Pilsen's Comet Vintage

By Chloe Riley | January 22, 2014 6:39am
 Photographer Rachel Smith shot portraits of local Pilsen-ites in Comet Vintage wear.
Comet Vintage Portraits
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PILSEN — Pilsen-ites proved that you can be both thrifty and chic during Comet Vintage's portrait session for 2nd Fridays, the neighborhood's monthly art walk.

Chicago photographer Rachel Smith took 20 portraits of shoppers last week dressed in vintage duds from Comet, 1320 W. 18th St.

Smith, whose work can currently be seen at Seek Vintage, 1432 W. Chicago Ave., uses a documentary-style approach toward Chicago's vintage stores — taking photos in an attempt to preserve the city's current vintage scene. 

The next Pilsen 2nd Fridays — an art walk where vintage stores and art galleries stay open late and offer discounts — is Feb. 14 from 6 to 11 p.m.