Brimfield: All Holidaidout

On a recent trip to Chicago, I ducked into Julie Fernstrom’s Brimfield. The astoundingly talented upholsterer was up to her old tricks, prepping her store for the holiday rush.

Julie made stockings with old flannel shirt sleeves.

Visual Merchandising Manager, Lisa Weier (L), alongside Julie (R) helps a customer with some last minute purchases.

“Did you see the ladder?” Julie asked. “Now that’s all plaidout.”

For the man who has everything, a blackwatch speed bag.

When I asked Julie what’s next, she said, “Well, with the tartans, I’ve pretty much got Scotland covered. Up next? America.” I, for one, cannot wait.

For now, there’s still time to plaid-clad your family, head to tartan’d toe. Before Santa beats you to it, dash over to Brimfield — or give them a call — today.

5219 N. Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois