The Andersonville Trifecta:
Brimfield (5219 N. Clark St., 773-271-3501, brimfieldus.com), which shares a name with the legendary Massachusetts market, is likewise packed with plaid upholstered sofas and chairs, industrial pieces, and piles of wool blankets.
Scout (5221 N. Clark St., 773-275-5700, scoutchicago.com) offers a small but mighty collection of antiques, midcentury modern pieces, and interesting found objects (like a geometric metal chandelier for $1,850) that will instantly become the stars of your home.
The White Attic (5225 N. Clark St., 773-907-9800, whiteattic.com) stands out for its painted furniture and its Lamp Bar, where you can design table lamps (color, size, shades) to your specs.
This family-owned jewelry biz bursts with druzy necklaces, gemstone earrings, and more.
444 Central Ave., Highland Park, 847-433-6466; 309 Happ Rd., Northfield, 847-446-5551; 111 W. Church St., Libertyville, 847-680-1111; enaz.com
Find accessories from Orla Kiely, Lilly Pulitzer, and Jonathan Adler at this preppy-chic minichain (which recently opened an Andersonville location).
5028 N. Clark St., 872-208-3483; 2112 Central St., Evanston, 847-905-0947; 202 S. Cook St., Barrington, 224-655-2085; notice-this.com
Carrie Kane and Sharon Watrous’s lovely Evanston shop is home to a tightly edited collection of fashion-forward designers such as Isabel Marant, the Row, Roland Mouret, and Mirano.
2611 Prairie Ave., Evanston, 847-424-0011, chalkboutique.com
Come to Kelly Golden’s store for the biggest selection of high fashion on the North Shore: garments from Derek Lam, Gilles Mendel, and Wes Gordon, for example.
715 Elm St., Winnetka, 847-441-7784, neapolitanonline.com