Best place to drop dough on fancy flea-market-esque housewares

P.O.S.H.

613 N. State
312-280-1602

poshchicago.com

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If a $375 Victorian silver-plate coffeepot sounds a little beyond your budget, how about vintage French keys (perfect for necklaces) priced at $10 each and 1940s Belgian matchbooks—three for $9? P.O.S.H.'s name—not to mention its location beneath the cast-iron arcade that graces the retail row of the handsome Tree Studios building—should offer a clue as to the mood and price point of the place: Parisian to the core (meaning a little bougie, but not at all in a bad way) and comparable to what you'd pay across the pond (cursed euro!). The selection of mostly European and predominantly vintage silverware, glassware, china, rare books, conversation starters, and home accessories is finely curated by pro pickers, who've spared you the time-suck of scouring flea markets and estate sales for a pristine set of faience place settings. This is the ideal place for tracking down an unusual wedding gift for the couple that has absolutely everything—except for a set of French absinthe spoons. —Mara Shalhoup