Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Statues, Busts & Mannequins Of Lost Eras

"Please take a business card, thanks for visiting and come back soon"

         Every antique store is a reflection of the taste and personality of its owner. Lost Eras in Rogers Park on Howard Street is no exception.  This writer has browsed many many antique stores and this one really is a notch above. The genetic designer and tinkerer J.F. Sebastian of Blade Runner (who became fast friends with our Nexus 6 replicant poster Pris) would have an enjoyable time rummaging through the odds and ends in the basement.

         This antique store is unique in that it also rents out costumes and props to theatres and film companies. Ersatz skulls, humeri, femurs and gooey eye balls are also for sale. Plenty of old lamps, chairs, furniture, tools, and other things you didn't know existed but that you just have to have. A dangerous place to visit. They also repair lamps, sometimes on the spot if the problem isn't hard to solve. This is Lost Eras' Facebook page. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am - 6 pm. 1511 w Howard Street Chicago Il 60626

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mcl said...

Here's a bit of Howard Street history....Lost Eras is the site of the original Sherwyn's Health Food Store (now on Diversey Parkway in Lincoln Park). This was in the mid 1970's and a fire was the reason they relocated. Shortly thereafter, the owners of the property, the current owners' parents, opened their own Health Store which they operated for a numbers of years before Lost Eras took over the space.

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

Wow thanks for sharing mcl, you have been in the area for a long time right?

I remember that health food store on Diversey, which is now closed.

Always good to have some history.

Now that place at 645 w Diversey is an Akira shoe store.