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This morning, you met Susan MacKenzie, the mastermind of local company Grace Hayes Fine Linens. Before churning out her own line of irresistible home goods, Mackenzie was the vice president of sales and marketing for high-end design house Holly Hunt; she was also the managing director for luxury custom carpet company Tai Ping Carpets USA. It's confirmed: MacKenzie knows her stuff when it comes to sussing out beautiful nesting goods. We asked her to list her favorite home stores in Chicago; check them out below.


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1. Megan Winters Maison & Atelier

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675 Forest Avenue
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 295-1675
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"This shop in Lake Forest is stylish and chic," says MacKenzie. "It's always fun to stop in and see what [Megan] has come up with." Photo: via Megan Winters

2. Maze Home

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735 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
"This Winnetka shop is the home of D. Porthault linens in Chicago, among other beautiful things," MacKenzie says. "Being a linen devotee, I have to stop in and touch and feel once in a while." Photo: via Maze Home

3. Scout Chicago

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5221 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 275-5700
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"This shop in Andersonville is a favorite for eclectic, quirky things that make interiors interesting," says MacKenzie. Photo: via Scout Chicago

4. Douglas Rosin

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730 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654
This River North spot has "a fabulous collection of great, 20th-century home furnishings," says MacKenzie. "[Douglas] also has the most fabulous jewelry. He has a really great eye!" Photo: via Douglas Rosin

5. Elements

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741 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 642-6574
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"If you're looking for depth and a wide variety of products, especially for a gift or home accessories, this shop on Wells Street is a wonderful place to go," says MacKenzie. "I also have a soft spot for this store because the owner gave me a bit of invaluable advice when I first started Grace Hayes Linens." Photo: via Elements

1. Megan Winters Maison & Atelier

675 Forest Avenue, Lake Forest, IL 60045
"This shop in Lake Forest is stylish and chic," says MacKenzie. "It's always fun to stop in and see what [Megan] has come up with." Photo: via Megan Winters
675 Forest Avenue
Lake Forest, IL 60045

2. Maze Home

735 Elm Street, Winnetka, IL 60093
"This Winnetka shop is the home of D. Porthault linens in Chicago, among other beautiful things," MacKenzie says. "Being a linen devotee, I have to stop in and touch and feel once in a while." Photo: via Maze Home
735 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093

3. Scout Chicago

5221 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640
"This shop in Andersonville is a favorite for eclectic, quirky things that make interiors interesting," says MacKenzie. Photo: via Scout Chicago
5221 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640

4. Douglas Rosin

730 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654
This River North spot has "a fabulous collection of great, 20th-century home furnishings," says MacKenzie. "[Douglas] also has the most fabulous jewelry. He has a really great eye!" Photo: via Douglas Rosin
730 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654

5. Elements

741 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654
"If you're looking for depth and a wide variety of products, especially for a gift or home accessories, this shop on Wells Street is a wonderful place to go," says MacKenzie. "I also have a soft spot for this store because the owner gave me a bit of invaluable advice when I first started Grace Hayes Linens." Photo: via Elements
741 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654