The Strange Cargo Story

A Chicago staple since 1983. Yep, that is pretty darn old. We started off as a vintage clothing and shoe store. Jay and Sheldon, two fearless brothers reared in their father's Detroit pawnshop, travelled the country loooking for the best goods that Chicago had ever seen. During their travels they came across a shuttered t-shirt shop from the 70's. They purchased its entire contents and turned Strange Cargo into a ful fledged custom t-shirt shop. That was a long time ago or just yesterday.

Now Sheldon has ridden off into the sunset. Jay moved the store from Wrigleyville to new digs in Andersonville. Our customers come from all over to get one-of-a-kind custom t-shirts and buy from our huge selection of tchotchkes. From Garbage Pail Kids trading cards to Whoopee Cushions to socks, socks, and more socks; we've got something for you.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Store Address
Strange Cargo
5216 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Hours of Operation
Monday-Saturday 11:00AM to 6:45PM
Sunday 11:00AM to 5:00PM

Our Store

Our Loving Staff

Here at Strange Cargo we really care about customer service and your experience. If you ever have any complaints or problems, or would like to compliment our service, please call Jay at 773-327-8090.

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