Goodbye, Haymaker Shop

This week, Arrin Williams shared the news that he will be closing his lovely Andersonville store, The Haymaker Shop (5507 N. Clark St.). When he opened it three years ago, Williams was one of the first in Chicago to curate a collection of locally made goods all under one roof, and he championed potters, woodworkers, printmakers, and more. He plans to continue collaborating with local artisans and we wish him all the best with his new ventures. For now, here’s a fun little read about the charming fellow behind the register. Haymaker’s doors will close permanently Sunday, February 2; until then, the store will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with private appointments available during the week. Starting today, most items will be 25 percent off. But don’t be shy—in Williams’s words, there will be “wheelin’ and dealin’ for sure.”

More Events and Sales:

Urban Mischief (5135 N. Clark St.), another Andersonville favorite, is also closing and having a 50 percent off sale that includes store fixtures along with merchandise, which includes home décor.

Haute Living’s (222 W. Kinzie St.) sample sale will get you savings of up to 70 percent on pieces by Vladimir Kagan, Verpan, Fritz Hansen, Carpet Sign, Secto Design, Vioski, Matthew Hilton and Rimadesio. Check out the website to see the full selection.

Jayson Home’s (1885 N. Clybourn Ave.) Floor Model and More Sale continues, and the cuts are getting deeper, with discounts of up to 75 percent. This is the time to get investment furniture. The mod-yet-comfy Hunter sofa is $999; so is the stately Greenwich Chair.

Home accessories shop Tabula Tua (1015 W. Armitage Ave.) has extended its renovation sale. Through Friday, almost everything in the store is 50 percent off. A few highlights: the ornate Hollandaise Table by Astier de Villatte (originally $10,160) is on sale for $5,080; a Design Legacy Settee (originally priced at $2,500) is now $1,250; and hand-embroidered Geography Pillows by Catstudio (originally priced at $158) are now $79.