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It’s been a busy year for Krrb and the wonderful city of Chicago, with the release of the Chicago Magazine Classifieds. To celebrate all of our new members, we’ve got the run down on the coolest local items to delve into while shopping in Chicagoland.
For the Bold Fashionistas
Chevron patterns paired with pops of color are a style match no-brainer! Wrap up these dangly chevron earrings by Katie Rains designs and place them under the tree for some soon to be, very appreciative ears. Personalize them by choosing the giftee’s favorite color and placement, all included in the price. $8.
For the Audiophiles who love a bit of Kitsch
These fantastically vintage Koss headphones bring back memories of childhood computer lab but without the boring typing assignments. Perfect for your retro record player stereo system or go for modern and plug them into your iPod with the included Mini Jack adapter. $65.
For the Design-Savvy Chefs
It doesn’t take a chef to appreciate a good cutting board, let alone one beautifully handcrafted using striking combinations of Walnut, Maple, Cherry, Walnut, Hickory, and Oak woods. But why not show your appreciation for the chef in your family and past home cooked meals with this wonderful addition to your kitchen counter. $75.
For the Main Cave Dweller
No man cave would be complete without the perfect statement piece and what better, than an ode to the delicious american beverage that is beer. Constructed from the metal of actual vintage beer cans, this United States collage wall art comes ready to hang and is sure to be a conversation starter. $140.
For the Shabby Chic Inspired
No need to roll up your sleeves, this French china cabinet by La Vantte Home has already been re-finished and re-painted giving you plenty of storage solutions in a very pretty package. Now all you need is some china! $785.
For the Art Inclined
Know a friend with too much white space on their walls? Consider gifting this collection of 9 ready-to-be-hung Sunrise Framed Weavings. Packed with character, this set truly celebrates beauty in color and texture. $395.
For the Tiny Tot
Kids and stuffed animals go hand-in-hand, but why not trade the traditional teddy bear for this one-of-a-kind giraffe toy. Handmade from an assortment of high quality reclaimed fabric, it’s safe to say this isn’t your ordinary doll. $25.
For the Dedicated Student
Dorm rooms and student housing apartments have become notorious for their distinct lack of style, but with the right furniture, you can reclaim some beauty. Promote a better working environment with this simple industrial laptop desk and matching stool. Plus, the slim profile makes it great for narrow spaces. $325.
For the Old Crooner
Happiness doesn’t come cheap, unless we’re talking about scouting vintage records! Discover past hits and reminisce in the way that only vinyl can provide. $3.50 each.
For the Abstract Thinker
Sometimes abstract art can be hard to understand, but these WabiSabi stools designed by artists Justin Goh and Matthew Kopp certainly pack a punch. The high contrast minimalist art and the limited supply make these stools a must buy, and soon! $60.
For the Elevated Bartender
Every artist needs a set of tools—a bartender is no different. These Mid-Century Bakelite bar tools include a strainer, bar spoon, and bottle opener, all with elegant tortoise shell handles. The only thing missing is the shaker! $12.
For the Space Enthusiast In Need Of Some Light
These 3-legged beauties looks like they came from outer space, but really they just came from the past. With a couple of modern lampshades, you would have 2 rocket shaped table lamps ready for any minimalist pad. $180.
For the Dapper Gentleman
Bow ties are classic additions to any wardrobe. Have some fun and buy a bow tie with a bit more character like this cashmere and leather trimmed one where the beauty is in the details. $105.
For the Gear Head
Rustic machinery pieces like these urban industrial gear bookends show off your love for all things rusty and literary. Clear coated to protect the patina, these bookends will continue to look the ideal level of antique for years to come. $89.
For the Nostalgic Hipsters
You’d be lying if you said this wall telephone released by Southern Bell doesn’t remind you of the 1980s. Everything from the cord down to the clear plastic case screams teenage drama. Gift a part of someone’s childhood today, no hairspray needed. $30.
For the Mid-Century Couple
What’s better than a Mid-Century lounge chair? The answer is two Mid-Century lounge chairs! These gorgeous Paul McCobb inspired velvet loungers make such a statement, you will want to buy them for yourself. $2,390.
For the Gardeners
Planters themselves are as important as the shrub you plant in them. Take for instance this simple, modern planter made from lightweight fiberglass. It adds a touch of elegance without overpowering. $50.
What are you waiting for? Happy shopping!