New Marimekko Shop

Crate & Barrel has created a Marimekko shop-in-shop at the Chicago location, and I was invited today to check it out. Everything was just as bright and fun as you’d imagine. There were a lot of blues and greens, but you know me… drawn to pink every time.

Marimekko likes to reduce waste and reuse as much as possible. We made necklaces out of jersey scraps, leftover from the manufacturing of their clothing.

I also modified the necklace I was wearing (thanks to Barri’s genius input).

There will eventually be twenty of these shops across the country over the next three years, but everything is available online too. Well, everything except my necklaces. And the Marimekko fabric by the yard. (Oh, how I loved the fabric.)

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  • Sabre
    May 5, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Oh! I’m so excited for this! Their prints are so bright and fun.

    Also, WHERE did you get that purse? I love it!!

  • Cathy
    May 5, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I absolutely love Marimekko and have been looking forward to this. What a fun outing for you today.

  • Alisa (mrsbcs)
    May 6, 2011 at 12:57 am

    love love love it! I have been so drawn to making things out of jersey lately… I made some necklaces and bracelets that I can’t bear to leave the house without!

  • marysza
    May 6, 2011 at 1:54 am

    wow i wish someone opened a shop like that here, in my town!!! ha;d its impossible;d but its good to dream.. i love those fabrics <3

  • Danielle
    May 6, 2011 at 8:38 am

    So jealous! I’ve been checking out their new stuff online and wishing that our local C&B would get its own mini-shop. Did you get a chance to check out their bags? I’m loving the but wish I could see it in person before I take the plunge!

  • Robins women dress
    May 6, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Yes. Extremely lovely. I love the handbag with the interlocking black and cream prism designs. I will also want the pillow with the black round patches. But before I go, I am going to express my desire for the cream, patterned fabric (4th from top). It will be a perfect summer dress with low hell shoes and a hobo bag for shopping.

  • Brigitte
    May 6, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Oooh…a field trip is in order!

    Did you know that you can get Marimekko fabric dirt cheap at the C&B Outlet on Clybourn? I so hope this doesn’t change that!!

    • Making it Lovely
      May 6, 2011 at 11:23 am

      Really? I’ve been to the outlet and never noticed!

  • Susan/Project Balancing Act
    May 6, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Oh, man- you are making me want that bag so badly!

  • Sarah
    May 9, 2011 at 4:05 am

    Im loving those fabrics great patterns & colours