We’ve partnered with Apolis to create this special edition Chicago Market Bag.
A wonderfully oversized Market Bag in golden jute burlap with a waterproof lining and natural vegetable-tanned leather straps. This global beauty is handcrafted in Bangladesh, finished in California with a design personalized for us in Chicago. Details include antique nickel rivet reinforcements, silkscreening on both sides and a leather patch stamped Apolis + Art Effect. Ideal for trips to the market and running errands, The Chicago Market Bag is also great as storage in your home.
The Bangladesh Project
Apolis is a socially motivated lifestyle brand that empowers communities worldwide. Founded in 2004 by brothers Raan and Shea Parton, Apolis means “global citizen.” This handcrafted bag provides sustainable employment and fair wages for a growing female artisan cooperative in rural Saidpur as a part of the Bangladesh Project.
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We love taking this tote to our favorite local farmer’s market, Green City Market in Lincoln Park and filling it up with beautiful local produce and flowers. Here’s a link to all the Chicago farmer’s markets around town.
Big things come in little boxes! Our favorite gifts sparkle and shine with diamonds, gold and silver.
When only the very best will do, consider this stunning jade beaded necklace from Aviva Rose. The leaf pendant is Sterling glittering with pave Diamonds. $750.00 in-store.
A less conventional pick is this Diamond studded tulip petal necklace from Swallow. The sculptural pendant is a stunning conversation starter the perfect gift for an offbeat style star. $400.00 in-store or online.
Dainty charms to fit any personality, these delicate necklaces will become wear everyday favorites and can be layered with other pieces.
Hand carved key pendant from Avindy is stamped on the back with tiny letters reading “Peace” and studded with a single White Topaz. A lovely gift for $125.00 in-store or online.
A classic token of affection is given a modern edge with the addition of an oversized jumpring and Oxidized Silver chain. Zoe Chicco’s hinged 14k yellow gold tiny heart locket features an engraved starburst and white diamond in the center. This sweet remembrance is $375.00 in-store or online.
Show fierce love with the gift of Workhorse Jewel’s Rose Gold dagger pendant. The hilt is studded with Black Diamonds adding to the drama of this iconic necklace. $395.00 in-store.
Dainty bindi teardrop studs from Freida Rothman are elegant for day or night in Black Rhodium and 14k Gold Plated Sterling Silver. $70.00 in-store or online.
Flat Gold plated hoops stamped with a charming floral motif on both sides. These boho earrings from Lulu designs are $120.00 sold out.
A hand hammered gold topaz oval charm accents this Avindy wrap bracelet. Wraps around wrists three times with spinel, cream mottled aquamarine, gold pyrite and rustic gold brass accents. This versitle piece can also be worn as a necklace. $175.00 in-store or online.
Find more gifts that sparkle in our jewelry section!
Some of our favorite things are small! Shop our best stocking stuffers for girls of all ages:
1. Handcrafted, artisan soap created by the Soap & Paper Factory for Patch NYC in a lush holiday scent!
Stag Soap, $16.00
2. Inspired by a European pastry wrapper, this cute little trinket dish has a black heart graphic.
Sweet Nothings Porcelain Tray, $10.00
3. Because everything that actually matters can fit onto a sticky note…
OMG Knock Knock Sticky Notes, $3.75
4. These simple, blackened studs from Tai are an elegant style for everyday.
Black Stick Stud Earrings, $45.00
5. Tiny golden book from Kate Spade to fill with thoughts, sketches and to-do lists.
“It’s Written in the Stars” Mini Notebook, $14.00
6. A glossy, non-sticky lip balm with a minty taste from Rosebud.
Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm, $7.00
7. Adorable little roll-on perfume from “I am” in a bright and happy scent.
I Am Free Roll On Perfume, $24.00
8. Natural nail polish from Crabtree & Evelyn in a fun color.
Deep Ocean Nail Lacquer, $6.50 in-store
9. Fresh as a brisk morning walk in the woods, cozy as an evening by a roaring fire, a festive scent for celebrating the season!
Patch NYC Stag Votive Candle, $16.00
10. Adorable little roll-on perfume from “I am” in a tempting sweet scent.
I Am Naughty Roll On Perfume, $24.00
11. This colorful mirror compact is a witty addition to makeup bags everywhere.
Knock Knock Face It Mirror, $10.00
12. Formulated to aid in protecting and moisturizing with a sweet strawberry scent.
Smith’s Strawberry Lip Balm, $7.00
13. Cheap and chic bling for everyday!
Rhinestone stud earrings, $8.00 in-store
14. A keychain for babes, a must have.
Ban.do Mega Babe Keychain, $12.00
15. This soft penguin chick has the softest grey fur, a sweet little friend to snuggle with.
Jellycat Small Bashful Penguin, $15.00
16. Cute little pocketable notepad featuring blank tear-away sheets and a small pocket in the front cover.
Rifle Paper Co. Composition Notebook, $7.00
18. Natural nail polish from Crabtree & Evelyn in a bright pink color.
Raspberry Nail Lacquer, $6.50 in-store
19. Because everything that actually matters can fit onto a sticky note…
Mine Knock Knock Sticky Notes, $3.75 in-store
We’ve rounded up our best gift ideas for all the ‘hard to shop for’ guys on your holiday lists!
1.This book by certified sommelier, Melanie Wagner, will help uninitiated guys feel like a boss when ordering wine in a restaurant. “Hello, Wine” $24.95 available in-store.
2. A perfect little gift for the hipster cyclist in your life, “Bike Snob” is full of hilarious rants about bike culture and includes stickers. Hardback book, $16.95.
3. Ice melts, whisky rocks… natural soapstone Whisky Stones keep spirits perfectly chilled without diluting them. A gift for the serious imbiber, or man who has everything. $25.00.
4. A man who works hard, and plays hard, needs a hard working soap! Duke Cannon Supply Co. fits the bill. Big a** bricks of masculine scented soap are $8.00 each.
5. The world’s smallest RC helicopter is fun for little guys and big guys who refuse to grow up. $32.00 in-store.
6. Double-walled stainless steel S’well bottles keep beverages cold or hot. The wood grain pattern makes this a perfect gift for outdoorsy guys! $35.00
8. A simple yet remarkably functional product from For Life Design, these colorful Coffee Presses make great gifts. $48.00 to make cafe quality coffee at home.
Need more gift ideas? Check out our For Guys section!
The Florida based design duo Jim and Tori Mullian started their collection of mixed media Songbird sculptures in 2006. He’s a self taught artist, she’s a jewelry designer and they share a love of antiques. The inspiration for the collection came from a box of vintage hunting decoys Jim had inherited. He took a damaged bird, added some odds and ends he had in his studio and the results were a revelation.
The Mullanium Songbirds quickly became a favorite of collectors everywhere. Each bird is handmade in jim and Tori’s studio, using the old carvings as the models. With a unique steampunk aesthetic, the birds incorporate mechanical elements into a folk art tradition. Vintage toys, croquet balls, and binoculars become roosts for the songbirds, and each is adorned with bits of recycled metal, watch parts and old tobacco tags. No two are exactly alike, each has it’s own personality and is signed and dated by Jim. These art objects are a charming addition to any interior and make unique and memorable gifts.
Father’s Day is June 15th! There’s still time to find the perfect gift for Dad.
- “PRODUCTVITY” MENTHOLATED WHITE BIG ASS BRICK OF SOAP – Give Dad some get-up-and-go with this minty soap from Duke Cannon. $8.00.
- TOUCH SCREEN STYLUS TOOL PEN – More than a just a premium writing instrument, this tool pen from Monteverde functions with an ultra sensitive touch screen stylus, phillips and flat head screwdrivers, a built in level, and ruler with 3 different scale functions! $30.00
- JACQUES ZOLTY EAU DE TOILETTE – For the metrosexual Dad, a masculine scent with tropical notes. $128.00
- BREW 2 GO BLACK SIPPY BEER GLASS – For beer loving dads, take your brew to go in a double wall insulated travel cup. $18.00
- TEROFORMA WHISKY LOVER SET – A gift set including two glass tumblers and six whiskey stones. $69.00
- FATHER ENDEARMENT MUG – This oversized cup is an everyday reminder that Father Know’sBest. $20.00
- HAMMERTONE COASTER SET – Handsome set of coasters from Michael Aram will add a touch of class to any man cave. $99.00
Shop our Gifts for Guys section for even more Father’s Day gift ideas.
Shop an expanded selection from our all time favorite tableware designer just in time for summer weddings, birthdays, graduations and events! Michael Aram’s self titled line of handcrafted, sculptural home accessories and tabletop serving pieces make beautiful gifts.
Michael Aram is giving a 5″x7″ Ginko Leaf Frame to one lucky raffle winner. Sign up to win at the event!
“The Gingko is a symbol of health, long life, strength and constancy. But it also has a delicacy. I have a ginkgo tree outside my bedroom, and wake up to the fluttering of those leaves most mornings. Sometimes the wind brings me a gift as a leaf flies in through an open window. I’ve tried to capture that sense of movement and fragility in metal.” -Michael Aram
Spend $200 on Michael Aram products at the trunk show and earn a $25.00 Art Effect gift card for use on your next purchase.
Limit one credit per customer, not to be combined with other offers, some redemption exceptions may apply, credit must be used on a single transaction 5/15/14-9/15/14.
See what’s new from our favorite line of stuffed animals, Jellycat! Without a doubt, Jellycats are the world’s most sophisticated soft toys with ageless appeal and quirky zeal. Adorable and instantly lovable, they make the best gifts for little ones. Shop Jellycat.
Meet Fuddlewuddle Lion. He is oversized and perfect for hugging with the softest fur and mane. A wonderful addition to any tots zoo!
A perfect gift for a special birthday. Shop Fuddlewuddle.
All grown up and ready to face the world! Whether your grad is off to college, looking for work or proudly displaying their new advanced degree in a corner office, we have the perfect thing to commemorate the occasion!
- JOURNEY OF LIFE JOURNAL Bound in high quality faux leather, this notebook from Eccolo is a reminder to your grad to live life to the fullest. $30.00.
- DOGEARED “PEARLS OF SUCCESS” GOLD NECKLACE The World is your graduate’s oyster, inspire her to grab success with this classic, single pearl necklace. $44.00
- LIVE TRUE PENDANT NECKLACE So many decisions ahead! Reminder her to be true to herself with this simple Gold plated shield pendant from Waxing Poetic. $110.00
- GLASSES PENCIL POUCH This chic pencil set from Kate Spade will help your grad be be well prepared in the classroom or office. $30.00
- “OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!” MUG Everyday is a grand adventure when you start with coffee in this whimsical Dr. Seuss design. $12.00
- YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE TRAY This handsome porcelain desk tray has an inspiring quote from Mae West. $25.00
- LEATHER CUFF WITH DIAMOND HORSESHOE Wish your grad lots of luck with this luxurious bracelet from Rebecca Lankford. $390.00
- KAWECO BLACK SPORT FOUNTAIN PEN This pocket fountain pen with gold-plated steel nib makes an elegant grad gift. $29.00
We have even more great ideas in-store, stop by and we’ll help you find a thoughtful graduate gift for every grad on your list.