Old Made Good
Two DIY-minded girlfriends—one restores ’50s armchairs, the other turns antique coins into pendant necklaces—launched this store for homemade creations, vintage housewares, and witty cards. In 2013, they expanded to a 2,500 square foot space and did what any sensible people would do: covered every inch of the floor in gold glitter.
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Tavi Gevinson—writer, singer, editor and star of the Broadway play This Is Our Youth—tells us where to score unique jewelry, munch on Oreo pancakes and discover cool zines.
I’ve been living near the Magnificent Mile and enjoying wandering around there—visiting Topshop, American Apparel and all those big stores. I’ll go to Lush and buy a whole bunch of bath bombs. 830 N. Michigan Ave., 312-280-6834; 46 E. Walton St., 312-255-8360; 835 N. Michigan Ave., 312-573-1805
During the play’s Chicago run, the cast would usually get dinner at an Italian restaurant called Orso’s in Old Town. It has a piano, a back patio and chandeliers—you kind of feel like you’re in an old-fashioned train car. I always get the arugula pizza. 1401 N. Wells St., 312-787-6604
I get my hair done at a salon called Sparrow in Logan Square. They make their own products and are just wonderful. I love it there. 2545 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-486-9300
A really good book and zine store is Quimby’s. I’ve discovered some of my favorite cartoonists there. 1854 W. North Ave., 773-342-0910