En-witch your charmed life at these metaphysical supply stores in Chicago.
Chicago is home to a vibrant witchcraft community with practitioners of traditions from all over the world. There are many different metaphysical stores across the city, community groups, bazaar trade shows, and mystical events.
Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or just someone who likes crystals, these metaphysical and occult shops have everything you need to manifest your best self. No matter if you believe in the mystical arts or not, you’re bound to come away with something unique. Plus, for a limited time, the Harry Potter™: Magic at Play experience is in town until May, so witches, wizards, and muggles of all ages can explore this three-level, 30,000-square-foot journey to Hogwarts.
1. Alchemy Arts, Edgewater
The staff are experts in all things metaphysical and wish patrons blessings after every purchase. Alchemy Arts host regular events throughout the year, including tarot meetups, spellcraft classes, seminars, and more! Located next to the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, this is a perfect place to find your center and pick up some calming incense on your way home.
2. Augustines Spiritual Boutique, Bridgeport
This South Side metaphysical shop gives off peaceful and positive energy from the moment you walk in. The staff is welcoming, with a wealth of information and stories to keep you entertained for hours while you browse the extensive collection of books, candles, crystals, jewelry, and divination tools. They also have many Hindu and Buddhist statues, Eastern clothing, and mala beads. This place is perfect for practitioners of all paths or finding a meaningful jewelry piece for someone you love.
3. Malliway Bros. Charms, Spells & Potions, Rogers Park
This specialty shop is run by two brothers with years of experience in all things occult. The Malliway brothers have a little bit of everything for “witches and non-witches alike.” They carry spell oils, incense, poppets (aka voodoo dolls), herbs, and much more. You can also pick up a ready-made spell kit if you’re new to metaphysics or want to buy a gift for the witch in your life.
In addition to selling metaphysical wares in their shop, the Malliway brothers also host workshops and events in their backroom studio, The Witches’ Conclave. There you can learn how to brew potions, cast spells, make candles, and much more. They also usually have some sort of ticketed get-together/ritual every full moon, solstice/sabbath, and other astrologically charged dates.Learn more about one of our favorite witchy shops!
4. Occult Bookstore, Westloop/Ukranian Village
This metaphysical supply store claims to be the oldest “spirit shop” in the world. For over 100 years, Occult Bookstore has been dedicated to serving the spiritual community. You can find all kinds of witchy items at the Occult Bookstore from tarot and oracle decks to handmade spell candles, mojo bags, herbs, and more. The bookstore also hosts regular events like its Weds Night Occult Social, “Chaos C-ov-n,” movie nights, and more!
5. Lucky Hoodoo Products Inc., Bridgeport
Just down the block from Augustines is Lucky Hoodoo Products Inc., home of the Lucky Mojo Bag Company. This shop carries a variety of metaphysical supplies but specializes in traditional, Hoodoo folk magic. Hoodoo is a religion first brought to the Americas by enslaved Africans and most popularly used in the South. Lucky Hoodoo is known for its root oils, spiritual bath products, and lucky mojo bags, made from traditional, southern-style hoodoo recipes. The shop also offers “Setting Lights” candle rituals, fortune-telling, and other services.
If you love these Chicago shops, consider checking out Harry Potter™: Magic at Play. This massive, 30,000-square-foot magical oasis isn’t technically a shop; however, it has an entire floor with classes where you can explore bottles of spells and even smell some of the ingredients, and a store on the ground floor with magic wands, capes, and more. Enjoy interactive experiences, tons of incredible photo ops, and set recreations.
Note: All supplies and services offered by metaphysical and occult stores are “faith-based” and not guaranteed to bring about any desired result.