• New Ravenswood Clothing Store Started By Two Friends With A Passion For Vibrant Vintage Style

    by Alex V. Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / March 4, 2022

    Her & Ziba’s owners Elhom Karbassi and Leslie Castromayor, who have Iranian and Filipino backgrounds, bonded selling vintage clothes at local markets and trying to break into a predominately white industry.

    RAVENSWOOD — The owners of a vintage clothing shop opening in Ravenswood this month spent years selling their wares at markets throughout the city before launching a brick-and-mortar business.

    Her & Ziba’s, 4919 N. Damen Ave., carries a variety of colorful clothing and accessories from between the 1960s and 1990s. The store opened last month.

    Owners Elhom Karbassi and Leslie Castromayor said they are fond of the bright colors and patterns from those decades, and like to help customers work bold items into their outfits to help them explore and expand their personal style in a fun way. Read more HERE

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