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Sales Check

July 2008

9 years
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Home Goods in Lake View

At Home in Boystown

Shopping local in Lake View just got a little easier, with the opening of the cheekily named Homeboy (3327 N. Broadway; 773-472-0548), featuring a host of Chicago crafters and artists that the owner, Ripley Worthy, came to know in his past eight years in the design industry. Cute home accents include screen-printed, whimsical wallpaper adorned with green birds (sold by the yard, or in a 2½-yard panel as an art piece) by Soda; or the adorable cups, perfect for drinking or…

9 years
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The Penguin and the Gold Coast

The March of the Penguin

Retro brand Original Penguin (901 N. Rush St.; 312-475-0792, originalpenguin.com), has revamped, updating its fan base by swapping out Bob Hope for Adam Brody, and opened a stand-alone store in the Gold Coast—a mid-century mod space with the requisite flat-screen televisions showing cult movies. The throwback sportswear includes polos ($59), cashmere sweaters, button-downs, T-shirts, and summer dresses such as…

9 years
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Indian Jewelry Store in Schaumburg

East Meets West

India’s largest jewelry store brand, Tanishq, has opened its first U.S. store in the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg (847-240-0166). The shop, from décor to its merchandise, has an organic, holistic philosophy. Unlike most jewelry stores that places a counter between the customer and the staff, the store is very open and inviting, with the jewelry displayed in windows along the…

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Two Home Stores in Andersonville

At Home in Andersonville
The new vintage furniture and gift shop Room Service (5438 N. Clark St.; 773-878-5438) specializes in late 1950s and early 1960s furniture and accents, which the owner, Paul Lechlinski, sources mostly through estate sales and auctions in and around Palm Springs in California. “We’re complementary to other specialty retailers on the street,” he says. “We’re parallel and fit in with Scout and

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