The Village Cobbler on Armitage has been a family-run business since 1986. You might say that in the 35 years since the cobbler set up shop on historic Armitage avenue, nestled in the heart of Lincoln Park, it has become a Chicago icon, an institution carrying on the old-time traditions, but now using the newest technology.

The original cobbler, Armando Ulate, came to Chicago from Costa Rica; he was born into the trade, like his father before him, and he was trained from an early age in the exacting skills of the cobbler's profession. Today the Village Cobbler is still a Ulate family run business along with our skilled practitioners in our workshop whom typically have 35 years of experience in the craft. Our experienced staff can typically complete most work the same day we receive it.


MON 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
TUES 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
WED 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
THR 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
FRI 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SAT 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


908 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL

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The Village Cobbler offers a full range of services to help your shoes last longer. We repair men's, women's and children's shoes and can assist with specialized repairs such as dance shoes, sport shoes or orthotics. All work is performed by hand with painstaking care to replace the original material with the closest match possible. We offer the most competitive prices in the area along with the highest quality materials. Mention our on-line coupon and receive extra savings.