444 N. Wells St., 312-321-1869, circalighting.com
Best new: Long the secret weapon of interior designers, Circa Lighting now has an open-to-the-public location in River North. The Savannah-based company offers excellent interpretations of classic forms (lanterns, candelabra-style chandeliers, bulbous porcelain table lamps) designed by heavy hitters including Alexa Hampton, Barbara Barry, and Thomas O’Brien.
Source of Light
229 N. Damen Ave., 312-421-5841, sourceoflight.net
Best overall: This gem in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor is still the go-to destination for deep discounts on Flos, Artemide, Tech Lighting, and other big brands.