Having trouble finding the perfect pieces to match your room’s color or atmosphere? Looking for a vintage feel in an era of modern shopping? Don’t compromise on your look – get thrifty. Chicago’s got hundreds of shops and stores for the interior decorator in you, but here’s a sampling of our favorites – in no particular order – to get the creativity flowing.
This Andersonville antique shop is the baby of Julie Fernstrom, the previous owner of English Cottage in Portage Park. The store is named after her favorite plaid pattern and is filled with repurposed, vintage and antique pieces that suit every budget.
If you’re looking for unique (but affordable) furniture, look no further than Praha in Lakeview. The eclectic mix of decor and furniture will give you new ideas with old trends.
Mid-century modern furniture is all the rage in this Pilsen treasure trove. The store even sells pieces designed by local Chicago artists who use repurposed materials to create your new favorite decor.
Trying to get a retro 1950’s look? Check out Broadway Antique Market for a shop that specializes in the sock hop throwback era.
New Elephant is not only a great find, but a non-profit. Stocked with clothes, decor and furniture, this resale shop is perfect for bargain-seekers. Thinking about trading your current couch for a new (or vintage) piece? New Elephant will pick your donation up and drop your new piece off at your home.
Still need inspiration? Call us today for a free color consultation with the interior designers at Jasmin Reese Interiors.
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