From Bucktown to Bronzeville, Send a Letter from Your Hood

Third Coast Collection Note Cards

third coast note card collection!

You gloat about your neighborhood the way one would a child: endlessly, exuberantly, esoterically. So it’s imperative your stationery match your state of mind.

Send a note courtesy of Third Coast Collection, a new line of ecofriendly note cards. Designer Kara Underwood Gordon knows Chicago pride from personal experience: The Southern Illinois native moved here on her last day of college seven years ago and never looked back.

Gordon favors clean, minimalist lines, so the cards work for guys and girls alike. Styles abound, from local area and zip codes to el and bus lines. Neighborhood cards each get a tongue-in-cheek phrase (“Lincoln Park: trixies + chads = yuppies”; “Lincoln Square: beers, brats, babies”; “The Loop: power suits, power lunches, power hungry”). Others stay simple with “I heart [insert hood of choice].”

Third Coast also has tote bags made from recycled cotton. Carry one and wear your heart on your arm.

Available online at thirdcoastcollection.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Third Coast Collection

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