Home Decor

The Find

Come here for those special touches that complete a room: unexpected vintage accessories, artwork, and furniture, from $55 to $5,500.
1819 W. Grand Ave., 312-226-8557, thefind-antiques.com

Morlen Sinoway Atelier

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Morlen Sinoway Atelier

Home decor is art at this West Loop mecca of modern design, which sells furniture, lighting, ceramics, glassware, and artisan-crafted jewelry.
1052 W. Fulton Market, 312-432-0100, morlensinoway.com

The Painted Lady

Beth Harlow gives shabby-chic a modern twist at her charming shop, filled with painted antique furniture, vintage art, and homey accessories.
1819 W. Grand Ave., 312-226-0115, thepaintedladychicago.com


Deborah Colman, owner

Deborah Colman
Deborah Colman

This Bucktown store specializes in 20th-century decorative arts, from France and Italy in particular.

Favorite era: “The 1940s through the 1970s. Those were years where design looked forward but also back.”

What to buy now: “The contemporary designs of Michaël Verheyden, Rick Owens, and Lukas Machnik. They all begin with a minimal aesthetic and use simple, elegant materials to elevate the design.”

Must-have: “Unusual lighting, whether it’s a table lamp, floor lamp, or chandelier.”

2055 N. Damen Ave., 773-645-0924, pavilionantiques.com

Men’s Apparel

Apartment Number 9

This style pioneer offers labels such as Martin Margiela, Paul Smith, and Rag & Bone.
1804 N. Damen Ave., 773-395-2999, apartmentnumber9.com

The showroom at Meyvn


Here you’ll find not only on-trend menswear but also furniture and work by local artists.
2627 N. Kedzie Ave., 312-852-6012, meyvnshop.com

Women’s Apparel


Edith Hart

Hollywood glam meets a downtown vibe at this Wicker Park boutique that carries a little bit of everything: jeans, dresses, shorts, jackets, and a signature line of comfy-chic tops.
1917 N. Damen Ave., 773-252-3350, edithhart.com


A chic signature line of ladylike silk dresses in custom prints, along with jewelry and a well-edited vintage selection.
1509 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-486-0830, eskell.com

Le Thrift

The upscale women’s consignment store (Burberry, Gucci, etc.) recently moved to a bigger Ukrainian Village space.
1821 W. Chicago Ave., 312-912-9676, lethrift.com


Owner Tricia Tunstall sells wares from cool, not-crazy-expensive designers, including Rachel Comey, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Ulla Johnson, and Creatures of Comfort, plus fine jewelry by Chicagoan Sarah McGuire.
1643 N. Damen Ave., 773-862-4523, p45.com