Lincoln Antique Mall
Lincoln Antique Mall gets hyped for a reason: to behold its variegated sales floor is to be transported into a storybook, a magical space populated by every kind of exotic creature. Specializing in furniture and decorative objects, the 7,000-square-foot space is brimming with finds, from sleek Danish modern credenzas to plush, ornate sofas that look like set pieces from “Moulin Rouge.” And though Nate Berkus and other professionals frequent the store, you need not be a design expert to enter. Lincoln’s friendly staff won’t judge you, even if you do walk out with that pair of curvaceous Lucite nightstands.
3115 W. Irving Park, 773.604.4700, lincolnantiquemall.com
Audience Choice: Two-Sided, 2958 N. Clark, 773.244.6431, foursided.com
Best of Chicago 2014