Moth, a lifestyle store showcasing Japanese and Nordic designs, has opened in Bucktown (2008 N. Damen Ave.). Storeowner and licensed architect Catherine Becker spent 18 months traveling through Scandinavia, Finland, and Japan to curate the shop’s collection of home goods, clothing, and accessories. New items will arrive weekly and will be featured on Moth’s Instagram account.
Mecox (406 N. Clark St.), a purveyor of antique furniture and vintage décor, is closing in early December, following a ten-year run. As part of a farewell sale, all in-stock merchandise is now 50 to 70 percent off.
It’s the annual floor model sale at Kenneth Ludwig (2217 W. Roscoe St.). From now until Sunday, November 22, upholstery, furniture, lighting, and selected accessories are marked 60 percent off retail price. While you’re there, you can also check out the store’s Christmas Shop, which features holiday décor such as Voluspa candles and tabletop entertaining pieces.
The Golden Triangle and Sabbia have partnered up to open up a pop-up store called Salon 900 (900 North Michigan Shops, second floor) from now until the end of the year. Expect Golden Triangle’s trademark styles, including Chinese screens, French gilt mirrors, Indian rugs, and Deco-Era furnishings.
Randolph Street Market (1340 W. Washington Blvd.) returns with its annual holiday-themed markets. For three weekends (November 21 to 22, November 28 to 29, and December 12 to 13), more than 125 market vendors will showcase holiday décor, furniture, jewelry, antiques, and fashion accessories. Admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the gate.
The Show of Hands Holiday Show takes place at Architectural Artifacts (4325 N. Ravenswood Ave.) this Friday through Sunday. Independent makers including Alapash New Home, Cara & Co., Christi Ahee Ceramics, Gather Handwoven, Laura Berger, Territory, and Norman Leigh Design will be on-hand with their creations.
This Friday and Saturday, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago puts on its annual holiday art sale at the SAIC Ballroom (112 S. Michigan Ave.). Attendees can shop original photographs, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, prints and drawings, and jewelry created by more than 120 undergraduate and graduate students. Admission is free.