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4 years
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The Rug Company Arrives in the Loop

Divine Floor Décor
The Rug Company (320 N. Clark St.; 312-379-1700, therugcompany.info), known for handmade, quality rugs from Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Alexander McQueen, and other designers, has arrived in the Loop…

4 years
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Rocking and Rolling in Logan Square

It’s Instrumental
Opened last weekend, Shake Shop (3247 W. Fullerton Ave.; 773-904-7690) offers a mix of used instruments, equipment, and rock-and-roll collectibles, as well as repair and restoration services from the local musician Tom Cassling.

4 years
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New Furniture Shop Arrives in Ukrainian Village

Scentimental Gardens 2.0
The landscaper and designer Debra Phillips recently opened SG Grand (1822 W. Grand Ave.; 312-226-6654, sggrand.com), a furniture and décor store, in the burgeoning design district along Grand Avenue, a spot Phillips chose because of its proximity to Post 27 (1819 W. Grand Ave.; 312-829-6122, post27store.com) and the Merchandise Mart (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza; 800-677-6278, mmart.com)…

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4 years
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Men’s Mecca Hits Mag Mile and Burbs

Shaver’s Paradise
In the midst of the city’s 2010 spring and summer openings, The Art of Shaving (theartofshaving.com), a popular all-natural body and skin care company, launched two Chicagoland locations (520 N. Michigan Ave., 312-527-1604; 5 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, 847-413-1713)…

4 years
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Mod Furniture in East Lake View

Bright and Bubbly
The interior designer Crystal Blackshaw of Blackshaw Designs first started repurposing vintage and antique furniture after having her daughter; in June, she launched Chic Antique (3435 N. Broadway Ave.; 773-857-2695, chicantiquechicago.com)…

4 years
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New Playground For Chicago Cyclists

Pedal On
Trek Bicycle Store (1925 Skokie Hwy., Highland Park; 847-433-8735, trekhp.com) is more than just another bike depot. The recently revamped 8,500-square-feet shop carries the Retul System…

4 years
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Local Lifestyle Company Expands

The Art of Be.ing
Lifelong friends Alison Smetana and Linda Horwitz have always shared an interest in the power of positive thinking…

4 years
ago

 

Kathryn Kerrigan Opens in Bucktown

Super Shoes
Three years after launching her first brick-and-mortar location in Libertyville, the designer Kathryn Kerrigan is offering her vintage-couture inspired shoes in Chicago…

4 years
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Little Green Baby Revamps

Starting from Scratch
When Kim Sledgister purchased the environmentally friendly shop Little Green Baby (4654 N. Rockwell St.; 773-505-2066, mylittlegreenbaby.com) from Kim Gayeski in March, she decided to make it her own…

4 years
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Former Jake Owners Reemerge in 900 Shops

Favorite Finds
When Lance Lawson and Jim Wetzel closed their popular boutique, Jake (939 N. Rush St.), in April, they planned to open a pop-up store this past spring and a concept store in the fall of 2010…

4 years
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New Women’s Boutique In Oak Park

Inspiration for everyone
When Heather Anderson set out to launch Muse (106 N. Marion St., Oak Park; 708-948-7052, museoakpark.com), she sought to create a contemporary “lifestyle store” for all budgets…