This Week’s Top Story

Lighting, hardware, and home goods store Rejuvenation (1000 W. North Ave., has opened in Lincoln Park. The store is located in the Sheffield Commons Shopping Center, which houses a host of similar stores such as corporate siblings Pottery Barn, West Elm, and Williams-Sonoma. Spanning 6,000 square feet, this Rejuvenation location marks the brand’s first Midwest outpost.

“Chicago has such a love for architecture, and it’s a love that we really share,” says Alex Bellos, Rejuvenation’s vice president and general manager. “From Arts and Crafts, to Prairie homes, to Victorian, to midcentury, to international style, to architecture of today, we’re really passionate about using our product to enhance and restore architecture.”

This location marks a milestone for the Portland, Oregon-based retailer as it unveils a new store model. In addition to Rejuvenation’s signature lighting (think chandeliers, pendants, and sconces) and hardware, shoppers here can peruse furniture and home goods as well, both vintage or new.

Among Rejuvenation’s latest offerings are chandeliers from the Willamette Collection. Focusing on shimmer and scale, Rejuvenation began working with an artist near Venice, Italy, who crafts these pieces using hand-slumped glass. The result, says Bellos, are “beautiful and prismatic chandeliers that give the look of a crystal chandelier in a really modern, updated way.”

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Haven’t already visited the Merchandise Mart’s 2016 DreamHome (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, The clock is ticking, as the 12th annual showcase will close on Sunday. The 4,000-square-foot installation includes a foyer, dining room, sunroom, library, living room, and bedroom curated by local designers.

Holiday shoppers, rejoice: Peachtree Place (303 S. Happ Rd., Northfield, is now open on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. through December 18.


Holly Hunt (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 1428, is offering an additional 25 percent off sample sale prices on furniture, lighting, rugs, and accessories, now through December 21. Note that December 9 is the final day to receive orders in 2016. Check out the floor samples here.


From 4 to 8 p.m. today, one-of-a-kind furniture label MegMade (2415 W. Barry Ave., hosts Deck Your Halls, a holiday party complete with food, drinks, and discounts between 10 and 75 percent. Take a look at what’s on sale.

Looking for a made-with-love gift? The One of a Kind Show + Sale (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 7th Fl., has hit the Merchandise Mart for its holiday edition, today through Sunday. Shop ceramics, glass, paintings, and photography from more than 600 artists at this 16th annual event. Purchase tickets here.

This weekend, Penelope’s (1913 W. Division St., hosts a holiday pop-up shop featuring local labels like Herron ( and Up in the Air Somewhere ( Stop by tomorrow night’s designer reception from 5 to 7 p.m. to raise a glass with the artisans.

Wicker Park florist Asrai Garden (1935 W. North Ave., is celebrating its 17th birthday with a sale this Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy mezcal cocktails and receive savings of nearly 20 percent on nearly everything at the whimsically goth indie shop.

Waterford ( master crystal artisan Vincent Rellis will visit the 6th floor of Macy’s State Street (111 N. State St., on December 5 from noon to 2 p.m. He will be sharing insights on the crystal house’s manufacturing process and signing Waterford purchases. Learn more here.