The Haymaker Shop, Chicago
Chicago , Illinois
Tel: 773 681 0798
Concierge.com's insider take:
Arrin Williams, the owner of this Andersonville hoedown of a boutique, knows that local sourcing isn't limited to top chefs. Scouring both Chicago and Midwestern back roads for handmade objets d'art (pretty much known as objects here), he has assembled a serious curated collection of goods from the heartland's most dedicated designers, builders, artists, artisans, craftspeople, and small studios at the Haymaker Shop. The shop itself—approximating a toolshed-cum-lumberyard-cum–crafts fair—holds a woody explosion of Lagomorph Design's reclaimed benches and tables, along with beeswax candles from Chicago Honey Co-op, stained-glass necklaces from Kostick Glass Jewelry, and just about anything else that can be made by hand, preferably from sustainable sources.—Raphael Kadushin
Open Tuesdays through Fridays 12 to 7 pm; Saturdays 11 am to 7 pm; and Sundays 11 am to 5 pm (or by appointment).