Lisa's Loot

Location: Chicago, IL
We've been meaning to check out Lisa's Loot for what seems like forever but a recent reader tip made us brave the cold and visit. We're glad we finally made the trip.

Located a block or so south of the Broadway antique strip, Lisa's Loot is small but warm because it's packed full of living and breathing treasure. We spotted mid-century furniture, old cameras and typewriters, mix 'n' match vintage dishes, and some of the craziest '70s-era lamps we've ever seen. The condition of items at Lisa's is varied; some items look pristine while others could use a bit of re-hab. But each piece has been individually chosen and everything here has "good bones."

Jump down for more photos and a special Chicago "brutal winter" discount...

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We determined Lisa's current specialty to be lamps and chairs (office, rocking, vanity, or dining). But that focus could be short-lived. Lisa's Loot buys new inventory all the time (call 'em if you have something good) so in a month, there could be an influx of something completely different. This only means that when you're out antiquing (to buy, sell, or browse), this is one shop you shouldn't miss.

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The prices at Lisa's are incredibly fair. You can snag a small dish or weathered box for a few dollars or you can make a $1200 investment on a beautiful antique Hoosier cabinet (on left). This adorable children's play sink (on right) is marked at $60!

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Since most Chicagoans are hibernating through this bitter weather (and not out shopping), Lisa's Loot is currently offering a generous 15% discount on all furniture. Never mind the wind, get out there, take advantage of the sale, and help keep this neighborhood shop afloat.

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