The Ultimate Guide To Vintage Shopping In Chicago

When it comes to vintage shopping in Chicago, you can shop til you drop, take a disco nap, rally and shop some more. It’s also safe to say I shop for vintage…a lot, and therefore I receive quite a few emails that go something like this: “Hey Kyla, I’m visiting Chicago, and I was hoping you’d share some of you favorite places to shop vintage.” Of course I oblige. Shopping for vintage is my jam.

The ultimate guide to shopping vintage in Chicago. Read more on House Of Hipsters

Now, before you bombard my inbox asking to be sent the coveted, super secret list, keep on reading this post, then promptly bookmark, save  to Pinterest, and engrain it in your brain because today I’m sharing the mother of all lists…House Of Hipsters ultimate guide to vintage shopping in Chicago and surrounding suburbs!

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Beautiful Distractions No. 8

If you watched my Stories on Instagram over the last few days, you already know I was in LA for the Design Blogger’s Conference. It was a whirlwind of a trip, but I got to meet some incredible people, visit some amazing spaces, and was introduced to some new (to me) brands. So today on Beautiful Distractions, I thought I’d share some LA weekend highlights.

La Commune General Vintage Shop Los Angeles, CALa Commune General Vintage Shop

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My Top 7 Thrift Store Shopping Tips

It wasn’t until recently that I started shopping thrift stores. The smell kinda skeezed me out, and they are full of discarded junk that no one wants. Broke vases, mismatched glasses, bad holiday decor, old pots and pans, 100s of vases you get from the floral shop, fake Coach purses…shelf after shelf after shelf of down right garbage, right? WRONG!

7 Thrift Store Shopping Tips - how to find the best stuff at vintage shops

You’ve read my estate sale post and online estate sale shopping post…so how do you find the diamond in the rough when thrifting? The hidden gems? Here are my top 7 thrift store shopping tips.

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Online Estate Sales — Everything But The House

If you’ve been around these parts, you know I’m a sucker for estate sales. A couple months ago, I even wrote a how-to-guide explaining all the ins and outs. Where to find estate sales, what to expect, how to pay, what to bring, etc… But, what do you do when there are no estate sales in your area? Or maybe you work every weekend. Or maybe you just had quadruplets. Or maybe you just don’t like people and want to stay home…which is totes okay if you do. Don’t you worry; I’ve got you covered. There’s thing fun little site I know called Everything But The House where you can attend online estate sales 24/7 all over the US. Yep, you read that right! You wanna shop an estate sale in Los Angeles while living in Buford, Wyoming wearing jammies in bed at 3:17am, you can!

Shop online estate sales with Everything But The house and House Of Hipsters - Home Decor

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How To Start A Collection

Happy Thursday! Erica Reitman, The Design Ninja Extraordinaire, is stopping over today to talk about how to start a collection. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a ton…trophies, indigo, navy books, vintage barware…errrrmmmm *cough* chairs…ya let’s not go there, but sometimes it all goes in a box. I never know what to do with it all. Anyhoo, no matter what it is that you’re drawn to, Erica’s here to tell you to snap that shiz up and put it on display. Now excuse me while I go start my “Buy Me This” Pinterest board. 

Needlepoints with exotic animal imagery, baskets of all shapes and sizes, large ashtrays, iced tea spoons, rocks glasses, vintage matchbooks…these are just a few of the bizarro things I’ve decided to collect over the years.

How To Start A Collection. Erica Reitman teaches us how to collect the things you love and fly your freak flag high!

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