Subway: Red to Berwyn(773) 271-3501 brimfieldus.com41.976865 -87.668287 5219 N Clark St (between Foster and Farragut Aves) Andersonville, Chicago
Vintage-furniture shoppers might recognize Julie Fernstrom from her former Portage Park shop, English Cottage, or the various Chicagoland antique markets she traveled to every weekend. But now she’s staying in one spot: Andersonville. While helping out at a sidewalk sale at Scout, Fernstrom discovered a vacant neighboring space where she’s now opened Brimfield. Named after her favorite plaid, the store is “Ralph Lauren meets a Paris flea market,” Fernstrom says. The shop features repurposed and found objects for every budget—price points range from $1–$2,500. And since the store is named after a checkered pattern, the space wouldn’t be complete without a “plaid wall,” featuring blankets, tin boxes, picnic tables and more.