Strangelovely has been featured in a number of publications throughout our three years. If you have any press or media inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Beyond thrilled to see our favorite Edgewater Candles featured in the Chicago Tribune! You can find these amazing candles at Strangelovely!

Wick by wick: Edgewater couple wax poetic about their new endeavor

From the moment you enter their apartment, you can tell Mark Towns and Stephen Pearlman, the owners of Edgewater Candles, live where they work and work where they live. Read the full article at the

North Avenue Collective Named Best New Vintage Store in Chicago by Chicago Magazine

“The priority at this Humboldt Park shop is quality, not irony or trends. That means tasteful vintage furniture, one-of-a-kind objets d’art, plus hip old-school clothing. 2511 W. North Ave., 312-883-2655”

Meet Kim Tanner of Strangelovely in Humboldt Park

Strangelovely is a small, woman owned business in Chicago specializing in vintage furniture and home decor. We are great at finding the hidden gems that others miss and styling it in a way that makes it come to life! At Strangelovely we are proud to support other small businesses in Chicago. We carry a local candle company and a local jewelry designer and maker and have pillows and textiles sewn by a local seamstress.

Unique Wedding Inspiration: Love Amongst Ruins

Abby of Heirloom Event Co. shares I wanted to evoke a design that brought out the elegance and beauty of its former glory, but with a modern romantic take. A moody color palette is coupled with soft and romantic details like the feminine Alyssa Kristin gown and a vintage sofa by Strange Lovely to create an elegant but unique urban backdrop.

Is East Humboldt Park The New Andersonville? ‘Hood’s Vintage Row Grows

A stretch of North Avenue in East Humboldt Park has dreams of becoming the next Andersonville. The architects of the dream imagine a place where shoppers can spend a day roaming boutiques — most of which are vintage dealers so far. That something is an influx of vintage retailers opening up storefronts along North Avenue in the WOW district, which stretches from Western to California avenues.

This Week’s Top Home Design Sales and Events

Join Strangelovely ( and Hopscotch & Soda ( for their grand opening party today from 6 to 9 p.m. at their new 2,000-square-foot store at 2511 West North Avenue. They’ll be displaying vintage furniture, décor, women’s wear, and accessories. No worries if you can’t make the party: Starting Friday they will have regular hours of 12 to 7 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

CoChic Cool Chick Kim Tanner of StrangeLovely

Today’s CoChic Cool Chick is Kim Tanner, owner of Strangelovely, a vintage furniture and home decor treasure trove. Kim has impeccable taste; when you see her shop you will seriously want to move in. She stages beautifully so that even the untrained eye can picture how everything would look in her own home. Kim also recently co-founded the North Avenue Collective, a collaboration between Strangelovely and Hopscotch & Soda, a vintage women’s wear shop.

Locals Share the Best of Chicago

Big cities mean tons of options, which unfortunately can also mean too many options when you’re pressed to find the best. When you want insight into the top spots a city has to offer, you turn to the locals. So to share the best gems of Chicago, we’ve assembled the A-team of insiders.

The Insider Guide to Vintage Furniture Shopping in Chicago

Chairish curators have rounded up ChiTown’s 10 must-tour vintage hotspots and the cool design denizens to keep an eye on. From the midcentury collections of Modern Cooperative in historic Thalia Hall to the hand-selected goods of Humboldt House, it’s the perfect way to shop Chicago right from the comfort of your laptop or smartphone.

Chicago’s Strangelovely Is A Labor Of Love

Selling vintage furniture + thinking about interior design all day = happiness. It’s a simple equation, but for Kim Tanner it was the only solution to the age old question we all ask ourselves at some point: what do I want to do with my life?

The Vintage Bazaar Aids Love Hangovers, But Wait! There’s More

The Vintage Bazaar has brought on one more last minute vendor–Strangelovely. Here’s seven items for living in style that Strangelovely will be bringing to the market tomorrow night.

Team Spirit — Competitors Build a Vintage Dream Shop in Chicago

Running an independent business can get, well, lonely. To combat the isolation, Marianne de Ley and Kim Tanner have joined forces based on their mutual love of vintage.

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