Judy Maxwell Home: Joan Cusack's Chicago Shop of Fun Curiosities

Judy Maxwell Home: Joan Cusack's Chicago Shop of Fun Curiosities

Jason Loper
May 10, 2012

Specialty: Home store totally focused on fun and quirky items
Price Range: ($) Budget to ($$$) High-End


It's hard to classify Judy Maxwell Home. It's kind of a gift shop but it's also a house of curiosities. It's an art gallery where you can also pick up a lifesize talking Power Ranger. Oh, and you might run into owner Joan Cusack, too.

Before going into Judy Maxwell I knew just two things about it. It's named after Barbra Steisand's character in What's Up, Doc? and it's owned by actress Joan Cusack. A friend mentioned to me that she went in a few weeks ago and was delighted by the fun and unique items carried there. And, ok, she was also more than a little tickled to meet Joan while she was there.

I didn't get the chance to meet Joan, but I, too, was delighted by the shop's eclectic offerings