This Week: Patina


Who wants a hand?

Patina, an industrial-chic boutique, is one of those places that seems to hover just under the radar. Located in a slightly subterranean storefront on a slightly residential, slightly commercial stretch of North Damen in a neighborhood I can’t quite identify.

Owner, Alan Shull opened the store after gradually building his inventory over five years.* The result is an eclectic mix of furniture and accessories with an emphasis on mid-century, rural and industrial. And the prices can’t be beat (check out the chairs for especially good deals). Overall, Patina’s well worth the trip.

Patina is located at 4907 N. Damen Avenue in Chicago’s Ravenswood (?) neighborhood. For questions, call 773-334-0400 or e-mail patinachicago@yahoo.com.

* So that’s what I’m doing in my basement.

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4 Responses to “This Week: Patina”

  1. Jessica and I would gladly open a store with you!!!!

  2. Let’s do it!! That would be fun. But what would we call it? Hmm . . . maybe we should have a contest?

  3. Oh, I’ve been drooling over the hands in their window all week. Glad you featured Patina. This neighborhood, by the way, is the bastard child of Ravenswood and Lincoln Square known as… yeah, I’m not really sure where this is.

  4. We have a name in the works, we’ll tell you in person. We don’t want anyone stealing our idea!

    OR we could call it Strange Boner. Ha! um, no.