Lost Girls Vintage opens housewares store in Logan Square
LOGAN SQUARE – After years of selling home goods in their vintage clothing stores, the women behind Lost Girls Vintage have opened a dedicated home goods store brimming with vintage finds and designer goods.
Lost Girls & Luvsick Home opened on Friday at 2708 N. Sawyer Ave. Unlike the neighboring Lost Girls Vintage clothing store, this store is all about household items. The owners filled the 1,000 square foot storefront with everything from ’60s glassware and large gilded mirrors to handmade ceramics and candles.
“It’s really natural because it’s just an extension of what we used to do,” said co-founder Sarah Azzouzi. “We were selling housewares for a while, and now we only have a dedicated space for it.”
The store is part of a double storefront Azzouzi and its partners, Kyla Embrey and Britteny Riordan from Luvsick Plus, rented last year.
The three opened Lost Girls Vintage Logan Square in one of the storefronts last summer and planned to run an event studio from the second storefront once the pandemic enabled indoor gatherings. But this 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 changed gears this summer. They moved their studio to a larger space near their West Town store to accommodate their growing online business and got to work converting the second storefront in Logan Square into a dedicated housewares store, a extension of Lost Girls Vintage.
The result is a boutique painted in bright coral and loaded with vintage lamps, mirrors, and playful decorations like ceramic cat figurines, “a combination of things’ that really draw us into our homes,” Azzouzi said.
Azzouzi said buyers of Lost Girls Vintage have always turned to vintage lighting fixtures, furniture and other home decor items from stores, but many of these pieces weren’t for sale. Now they have a space to sell these vintage finds, 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 housewares store also has housewares made by manufacturers near and far, including planters and mugs by Christi Ahee, tufted pillows by Justina Blakeney, and towels and pillows by Baggu. It has a bouquet bar, where shoppers can fill a vintage vase with dried flowers, and a table section with a range of vintage plates and candlesticks for those planning an event.
“We focus on a lot of bright, bold colors because that’s what our brand is: truly unique vintage pieces,” said Azzouzi.
Azzouzi said if the pandemic eases to the point where they feel comfortable hosting events and workshops, they still hope to do so, but in their new studio space in the industrial corridor of Kedzie. For now, they are focused on growing their three physical stores and their online businesses.
Lost Girls & Luvsick Home is now open from noon to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday to Sunday.
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