When I was in Los Angeles earlier this week for the Design Bloggers Conference, I stopped in OK
, a charming design store on 3rd
Avenue. The owner and I got to chatting, and he asked for recommendations for shops to see while he was in Chicago at the International Housewares Show (starts Sunday). If you’ll be here from out of town, too (or if you simply live in the suburbs and don’t get into town enough), here are my recommendations:
For Larry Schaffer, the OK owner, who is into modern:
Into vintage, industrial, and mid-century modern?
, just west of downtown, is the new hub. P.O.S.H.
, in the famed Tree Studios building just a couple blocks off Michigan Avenue (in the general direction of Grand), offers funky vintage dishes and accessories. Andersonville, on the city’s far north side, is another great destination, with a bunch of well-edited antique shops, including Scout
, Patina, Brimfield
, and White Attic
, shown above.
is the place for Asian and European furniture and accessories—the space itself will blow you away. Next door, is the fourth U.S. location of the Rug Company
Don’t you just love Chicago? And if you’re traveling to the suburbs…. Let me know! I’ve got a must-see list for those, too!