Chicagoans don’t shy away from innovation when it comes to design, but they also appreciate classic, streamlined pieces—perhaps in homage to the city’s rich architectural history. (Chicago is, of course, the birthplace of the skyscraper, and architects like Frank Gehry and Jeanne Gang are continuing to evolve the skyline today.) Today we present you the most beautiful and luxurious shops in Chicago!
Norcross and Scott Home
The interiors of Norcross and Scott are akin to the well-appointed living room of a design-savvy friend. The new boutique is nestled on a treelined street in the Andersonville neighborhood, famed for its home retail district. Inside, you’ll find a cornucopia of home goods that range from edgy brass-plated candleholders by Tom Dixon to colorful Shino Takeda ceramics. It’s really beautiful, don’t you think?
What do you get when two architects dedicate themselves to bringing modern design to the city? A gorgeous showroom filled with a bright and eclectic collection that ranges from Philippe Starck’s gnome table-stool to origami-like nesting tables made by local furniture designer TJ O’Keefe. Orange Skin’s blend of international and homegrown talent is what makes its inventory so appropriate for the design-forward River North district.
A stay in Chicago isn’t complete without a stop at the Museum of Contemporary Art—and its illustrious gift shop. The MCA store is the ideal place to pick up a memento that captures the spirit of this art-driven city, from futuristic Mylar mobiles to a digitized rendition of a Ming dynasty vase.
Douglas Rosin is a bit like a rabbit hole of things curiouser and curiouser. The gallery-style boutique is famed for its collection of bronze sculptures, vintage jewelry, and art. From Bauhaus to midcentury modern to Art Deco, the design eras are all there.
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