Head to this store before you get on a flight. It sells travel bags, suitcases, wallets, cameras, radios, computer kits, toiletries, clocks and watches. You can also buy your books, i-pod speakers, talking translators, mini mouse, reading lamps, pillows, ear protection devices, mobile phone chargers and more. If you think the products available here could be useful to your friends or relatives, purchase a gift certificate.
Symmetry is a one-stop shop for your furniture and home accessories requirements. Look at silhouettes, stools, table lamps, sofas and rugs, crafted superbly. Organic products, such as pine cones, wood, silk, coconut shells and coir, and natural dyes are used. It's no surprise that Symmetry has caught the attention of Chicago Social and Chicago Home magazines. Find stuff from Tibet, Switzerland and other countries. Professional consultation to give your space a personalized touch is also available.
I.D. stocks furniture, home-accessories, and eyewear - an unusual fusion of products. If you're looking to jazz up your new home or apartment, and want interiors that are radically different, sophisticated and appealing, this store is for you. It offers Artifort and GUS furniture, Blomus accessories, Tracy Kendall Wallcoverings, Esther Derkx Crockery, and a lot more. In the eyewear section you will find designer names, such as Prada, Pro Design, Jean Lafont, and Missoni. As you may well guess from the brands, nothing comes cheap at this exclusive store, so carry your credit cards or plenty of cash with you!
Barneys New York is a great addition to the upscale fashion boutiques in Chicago. Barneys New York lives up to its name and presents the best quality fashion and accessories. It offers all international labels such as Donna Karan, Georgio Armani, Vivienne Tam, Helmut Lang, Prada Sport, Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabanna and many more. There is also an extensive men's section offering men's clothing, footwear and accessories. Every year there is an annual warehouse sale that has all designer clothes at outlet prices.
These art pieces have been known to liven even the deadest living rooms. It's no wonder that past patrons have lavished Deuter & Levand Gallery with such praise and attention. From endtables to paintings, find the kind of decor that suits your type best. Go ahead and discover another way to make your house a home.
Enter through green gates to a lovely looking house, which was previously an old dairy building. It is now a place from where you can pick up the most nifty looking antiques. From cupboards and nightstands (pine antique furniture) to architectural items, Griffins and Gargoyles has it all. Most of the furniture has been given the once over by a paste wax finish, which is available in various colors. So whether you're looking to buy something or just browse through stuff, this family run outfit will surely have you coming back for more.
Oscar Isberian Rugs has kept rug lovers in the city pleased for over 75 years. Opened in 1920 by Oscar Isberian, the store is today run by his grandsons Sarkis and Oscar Tatosian. The largest importer of handwoven oriental rugs in the Midwest, it has one of the finest collections from across the globe. Don your house with a beautiful carpet, which could be from India, Tibet or Pakistan. The store also cleans and repairs carpets. It's no surprise that it bagged the 1997 National Rug Retailer of the Year award.
This Chicago location of the world-renowned department store offers the finest in perfumes, jewelry, watches, silk, leather, eye-wear, home designs and gifts. Its newest boasting is an innovative line of fragrances designed for multiple kinds of users; a variety of tea-based perfumes for both men and women, for example, or a fragrance designed to be used by mothers and their children. This shop has long been known for its distinctive jewelry designs, and the display on Michigan Avenue is worth a look, even if you are not going to buy.
If rollerblading, ice skating or anything on wheels or blades is your hobby, the selection at Londo Mondo should tickle your fancy. Brand names include the spectacular Brian Shima Pro Model Psirus skates, and many, many others. When you buy any Throne USD Pro Model skate you get a complete Fifty/50 Pro Model Frame kit upgrade for free, a $100 value. The shop sponsors a weekly blading run on Sundays during the summer.
Abraham Lincoln Book Shop specializes in everything about Abraham Lincoln. Chicago figured prominently in our 16th President's life and times. It was in Chicago that Lincoln won the Republican nomination for the presidency, where he planned to practice law after leaving the White House and where his widow retired after his assassination. The store offers a rich selection of Lincoln memorabilia, including books from his library, legal briefs, correspondence from his wife, autographed photographs, handwritten orders to generals and even a bed from his Springfield home. Call ahead for more information.