A Chicago Designer’s 3 Top Vintage Shopping Spots

ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN | BY | March 27, 2019
A Chicago Designer’s 3 Favorite Vintage Shopping Spots

Formerly co-design director of Nate Berkus Associates, Chicagoan Sasha Adler ventured out on her own last June to launch Sasha Adler Design. With a background in fashion before becoming an interior designer, Adler has a keen eye for vintage and incorporates a mix of old and new in all her clients’ homes. “I always advise my clients to invest long-term in vintage and antique pieces,” she says. “If you buy an amazing vintage chandelier and you move, and it doesn’t work with your new home, you can always sell it. But it doesn’t work that way with a new sofa.” With that tip in mind, Adler shares her top three spots around town to score amazing finds.

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1. PAVILION ANTIQUES & 20TH C
Neighborhood: Bucktown
Why she loves it: “I literally want everything in this store. The owners have curated a fantastic collection of new, vintage and antique pieces. I trust their eye implicitly and am introduced to a new designer every time I stop by.”
Favorite finds: A 1970s steel Michel Boyer side table produced in France, a painted bull skull by a new artist, a Fontana Arte glass dish and a pair of Sergio Mazza sconces from the ’60s. pavilionantiques.com

2. REDEFINED DECOR
Neighborhood: West Town
Why she loves it: “This is always my go-to stop for client accessories. They have everything from leather-bound books to rock crystals.”
Favorite finds: An 18th-century mahogany box, an amethyst on a metal stand and an African Yoruba Oba beaded crown. redefineddecor.com

3. ASHLEY & SLOANE
Neighborhood: Libertyville
Why she loves it: “This mecca of French antiques is actually owned by my great aunt, Betsy Karp. She finds the most incredible antique mirrors and dining chairs.”
Favorite finds: An 18th-century gilt-wood mirror with the original mercury mirror and split glass, and a set of original 18th-century Louis XVI dining chairs. ashleyandsloane.com

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