Able Shoppe

Liv Melchers is a former stylist at Madewell who relocated from Nashville to Elgin for its historic charm and the opportunity to grow her online vintage business into a full-blown concept shop last year. She sources everywhere from neighborhood garage sales to Paris flea markets for the furniture, clothing, artwork, and accessories that fill her sunny downtown storefront. While the vibe is midcentury modern to the max (the abundance of steel candlesticks and ceramic vases doesn’t lie), you’ll find other throwback surprises, like Reebok high-tops or cutie-pie ’80s Liz Claiborne dresses. 23 S. Spring St., Elgin; ableshoppe.‌com