We’re moving on in our series of interiors shopping tours in the River North neighborhood of Chicago to the North Central portion of the area. You’ll find a bit of everything on this path, from lighting to furniture to art -- so take a day to enjoy these incredible sources!
Let the map and descriptions below serve as your guide, and if you’d like to see more in River North, take a look at our tour of the Clark & Kinzie area.
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745 N Wells Street | Mon-Sat 10:00am-6:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-5:00pm
Modern furniture enthusiasts who have been searching for just the right thing for their home will be delighted by the pieces available in Home Element. From custom furniture to custom closets, the staff is dedicated to finding unique solutions for city dwellers that are both luxurious and practical.
741 N Wells Street | Mon-Sat 10:00am-6:00pm
This carefully-curated shop is a go-to resource for unique, high-quality furniture and accessories. Statement pieces abound in Elements, so stop by for an eclectic piece to fill a special place in you or your client’s home.
Sumi Robata Bar
702 N Wells Street | Lunch Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm
This modern, minimalist space is a great spot to recharge for lunch. Robata, a Japanese style of charcoal grilling, makes for satisfying dishes -- and if you’re more interested in sashimi, they have you covered as well!
230 W Huron Street | Mon-Sat 10:00am-6:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm
Moderne Living offers authentic, hand-crafted pieces from Reflex, Cierre, Pianca, and other exclusive European designers. Their contemporary furniture made from high-quality materials is both durable and beautiful, making the shop a must-see.
Source’s Neighborhood Tip: Senior Designer Yijan Chen likes to stop by Mixed Greens for a healthy lunch, and loves the made-from-scratch pastries and soup from Fab Cakes.
301 W Superior Street | Mon-Sat 10:00am-6:00pm
Luminaire is the perfect destination to find timeless pieces that will last a lifetime and never go out of style. The forty-plus-year-old company continues to be innovative and luxurious, always maintaining an incredible selection of relevant styles.
215 W Chicago Avenue | Mon-Sat 10:00am-6:00pm
At Lightology, shoppers will find the finest in international contemporary lighting. This large showroom boasts an incredible collection and extremely knowledgable sales staff, so you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for -- no matter your style or price point.
Kasia Kay Art Projects
215 W Chicago Avenue | By appointment only
Showcasing top international art from paintings to sculptures to prints, Kasia Kay Art Projects is the place to visit for an incredible addition to your collection. Beyond providing world-class art pieces, the gallery offers commissions, art consulting, framing, and more!
Source's Neighborhood Tip: Kasia likes muffins from Brett's Kitchen and a cappuccino from Fab Cakes at breakfast, the soups and salads at Farmhouse for lunch, and MK is a favorite for dinner.
755 N Wells Street | Tues-Fri 10:00am-5:00pm, Sat 11:00am-4:00pm
A River North mainstay since 1986, Manifesto represents several brands along with their own in-house designed line, RBGorman. You’ll find timeless pieces made with the finest craftsmanship at this shop -- a perfect end to your day.