Friend And Faux A hand-painted tray becomes a table when set on its wrought-iron stand (Painted oversize tray, $595, and stand, $395 at Robin’s Egg Blue, 5 E. First St., Hinsdale; 630-325-1776). Nice Lid Turn heads this winter in a chic, collapsible bucket hat banded with lizard (ponyskin roll hat, $595 at Tod’s, 121 … Read more
An architecturally stunning boutique for secondhand wedding gowns makes River North a destination for the city’s chic yet sensible brides.
A darkly atmospheric furniture boutique in the heart of Glen Ellyn’s shopping district brings pedigreed and eccentric antiques into the present.
Photos: Leonard Gertz Styling: Sheila Styling DREAM WEAVERSUnusual textures, colors, and fringe distinguish a cozy new line of hand-woven cashmere afghans and blankets (Canyon View cashmere throws, $150 to $500 at Scout, 5221 N. Clark St.; 773-275-5700). HERE COMES THE GROOMBold claims-six-pack abs and hair regrowth-accompany the great graphics of a sexy new men’s … Read more
Lana Fertelmeister, one of the city’s leading jewelry designers, glams it up—here at home and on the road.
MADE FOR WALKINGRubber soles make these silky embroidered slip-on booties versatile enough for a quick trip to the mailbox (Meribel slippers, $32 for adult sizes, $25 for child, at Porte Rouge, 1911 W. Division St.; 773-269-2800). Photography: Leonard GertzStyling: Sheila Styling HARD BODIEDThese brilliant, lightweight plastic suitcases practically scream your name from the luggage … Read more
A mother and son who find inspiration in unusual places create a home décor hot spot on a burgeoning stretch of Belmont Avenue.
Photography: Leonard GertzStyling: Sheila Styling NEVER TOO LATEA silver skull makes the most of the dead space on a desk (DL & Company Memento Mori collection paperweight or place card holder, $375, at Ikram, 873 N. Rush St.; 312-587-1000). EYE SEEView the world differently in a chic new set of specs (Jean LaFont Paris Orezza … Read more
Two designing women—one of them a mom—test their concept for a fun and funky children’s store in thriving Glencoe.
JUST PICKINGA bright ukulele sings out in green (Mahalo ukulele, $25, at the Little Strummer, 909 W. Armitage Ave.; 773-751-3410). Photography: Leonard GertzStyling: Sheila Styling WOODEN IT BE NICE?Comfortable-and cool. Architect Annie Mohaupt creates these chic sandals by hand in her Logan Square workroom ($150, with three ribbons for wearing, at www.mohop.com and Wolfbait … Read more