LOGAN SQUARE — After years of selling home goods at their vintage clothing shops, the ladies behind Lost Girls Vintage have opened a dedicated home goods store brimming with vintage finds and designer-made goods.
Lost Girls & Luvsick Home opened Friday at 2708 N. Sawyer Ave. Unlike the Lost Girls Vintage clothing shop next door, this store is all about home goods. The owners filled the 1,000-square-foot storefront with everything from ’60s glassware and large gilded mirrors to handmade ceramics and candles.
“It feels really natural because it’s just an extension of what we were doing,” said co-founder Sarah Azzouzi. “We were selling housewares for a while, and now we just have a dedicated space for it.”
The shop is part of a double storefront Azzouzi and her partners, Kyla Embrey and Britteny Riordan of Luvsick Plus, leased last year.
The three opened Lost Girls Vintage Logan Square in one of the storefronts last summer and planned to run an event studio out of the second storefront once the pandemic allowed indoor gatherings. But that second space never materialized. Instead, the trio used it for inventory management and shipping to keep up with a flood of online orders.
After months of cramming into the small space, Azzouzi, Embrey and Riordan switched gears this summer. They moved their studio into a larger space near their West Town store to accommodate their growing online business and got to work converting the second Logan Square storefront into a dedicated home goods store, an extension of Lost Girls Vintage.
The result is a shop painted a bright coral and loaded with vintage lamps, mirrors and playful decorations like ceramic cat figurines, “a combination of things “we’re really drawn to in our homes,” Azzouzi said.
Azzouzi said Lost Girls Vintage shoppers have always gravitated toward the shops’ vintage light fixtures, furniture and other decor items, but many of those pieces weren’t for sale. Now they have a space to sell those vintage discoveries, she said.
Lost Girls Vintage has two locations: one in Logan Square at 2710 N. Sawyer Ave. and another in West Town at 1947 W. Chicago Ave.
The home goods shop also stocks housewares made by makers near and far, including planters and mugs by Christi Ahee, tufted pillows by Justina Blakeney and towels and pillows from Baggu. It has a bouquet bar, where shoppers can fill a vintage vase with dried flowers, and a tablescape section with an array of vintage plates and candlesticks for those planning an event.
“We focus on a lot of bright and bold colors because that’s what our brand is: really unique vintage pieces,” Azzouzi said.
Azzouzi said if the pandemic subsides to the point where they feel comfortable hosting events and workshops, they still hope to do so, but at their new studio space in the Kedzie Industrial Corridor. For now, they’re focused on growing their three brick-and-mortar shops and online business.
Lost Girls & Luvsick Home is now open noon-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
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