Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Shopping for housewares in an ultra urban environment is about to blow up according to our recent experience at the brand new HomeGoods on Michigan at Erie. Early this morning we trotted down to the extremely anticipated store and ran through all the departments like a kid in a candy store. Murano glassware, French kitchen accoutrements, Calphalon, Waterford crystal, designer pet toys, Ralph Lauren pillows, Pratesi bedding, Maclaren for children, Turkish pottery - all we have to say is OMG [hashtag] OMG.
Homegoods, the vast furniture and housewares chain by TJ Maxx and Marshalls is the leading purveyor of luxe goods at hugely discounted prices. This is the second location within city limits although the selection at this location is geared toward the savvy-shopping high rise dweller who wants the look of Bergdorf's and Bloomingdale's Home but isn't about to pay full price.
This HomeGoods location is on the second floor of the 600 N Block of Michigan Ave in a portion of the space previously occupied by Linen's and Things and the entire Home Element space. Neighboring tenants are Grand Lux Cafe, AMC, Ann Taylor, Marshalls, Levi's and Eddie Bauer. The neighboring space on the second floor has yet to be leased.
Shoppers who purchase more than five bags or say, a new kitchen island can have their merchandise delivered for $17 or the nominal delivery fee for larger items.
When you show up on Sunday morning at 8am, of course you're going to be waiting in a line to get in the door - but trust us, it's worth it to get there early - there are usually less than thirteen of each item sku and it's first come, first pick.
· HomeGoods [Official Site]