Janel Laban
Jan 29, 2008

Located in River North, Mecox is the local outpost of a somewhat unusual home store chain that features both vintage and new items.

What a great space - crazy high ceilings (with pressed tin) and plenty of light and room to show off the mix of antiques, vintage goods, reproductions and original designs that Mecox carries. There is LOTS of stuff in this shop - it is not about minimalism.

The vibe is ritzy but with a bit of funky-ness. There is a swirl of Traditional overstuffed country house style and Hollywood glamour with a little bit of Modern urban on display here, and it's fun to take it all in.

Four things we liked:

The staffer was very welcoming yet let us prowl around on our own.

There were tons of design books stacked about just calling our name.

A giant faux deerhead trophy had cute hats hung on its antlers.

And (we're not kidding) the shop SMELLS fabulous.

We honestly didn't really check prices on anything as we were more focused on perusing the overall display style (there is something sort of Domino-ish going on). We'll have to make another visit soon.

Thoughts/experiences/info on Mecox? Feel free to comment below.

Re-edited from a post originally published 12.15.06.

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