Even when I don't particularly care for a place, I try to find something good about it, and when it comes to the Alley, I can applaud them for filling a niche, and making money on that niche. The Alley caters to those who are visiting Chicago, and want to buy something that exemplifies the urban lifestyle through a strange connection with Mad Max movies. This place poses as punk, or bondage, or something. I have purchased a t-shirt here, but everything else seems to cater to teenagers from the 'burbs who need attention from daddy. The prices are reasonable, I suppose, but to find something to buy, well, good luck, unless you have some kid brother or sister going to college in Minnesota. Thay may appreciate some PVC ware as a way to make a splash freshman year.