modern lifestyles. vintage details.

Fancy Flask in Leather

WE LOVE THIS FLASK. Let us count the reasons why…

1. It comes in a leather sheath.
2. It’s made in England.
3. It has 2 caps for extra protection from spills.
4. It still smells like whiskey.
5. This flask beats all other flasks.
6. It makes any liquor it holds VERY CLASSY, even Canadian Mist.
7. The owner of this flask can expect a lot of high-fives in the future.

For additional photos, information, or to purchase this item, visit our online shop.

1940s Wrist Compass

"Excuse me, do you know what time it is?"
"No, but I can tell you which direction you’re facing!"

That’s what you’ll be saying when you’re sporting this rare 1940s wrist compass.

For additional photos, information, or to purchase this item, visit our online shop.


Handpainted Wallets by Shawn Stucky

Local artist Shawn Stucky is making wallets and currently, Dovetail is lucky to carry them exclusively! Each wallet is handprinted and painted, which means that no two are exactly alike. Shawn uses Tyvek to construct these wallets, which gives them a slim profile but keeps them super sturdy to handle everyday abuse. And they’re only $25!

Shawn will be our featured artist at Dovetail in March and April. We’re really looking forward to having his prints adorning our walls! In the meantime, we’re stoked to have his wallets here! Check them out:

Each wallet has two pockets inside for IDs/cards and two sections for bills.

Shawn is crazy talented . In a previous life, he worked as a graphic designer at an ad agency. In 2006, he accidentally made his first screen print and there was no looking back! Shawn is a prolific artist with work dispersed at galleries throughout the city and now also at Dovetail!

You might recognize his work from the cover of Franki Elliot’s book, Piano Rats.

Or you might recognize the hand-carved glasses he makes with Scott Urban of Urban Spectacles.

Or perhaps you’ve seen his fine art at Hinge Gallery.

We can’t wait to have his amazing prints in Dovetail next month!

New Look at Dovetail!

We did a little rearranging at Dovetail this week. So if you stopped in amid our madness, you know that store was a little crazy. But it’s looking great now! And we’ve got some fresh merchandise to go with our new look! Check it out.

Thanks For A Great Night!

Big thanks to everyone who made it to our Vday Trunk Show last night! Extra special thanks to Cities in Dust Jewelry and Scarlett Gray Jewelry for making work that’s so amazing we were moved to throw a party for it! But seriously, thanks to everyone who came out to support Dovetail and the artists. We saw a lot of familiar faces in the crowd, which we love.

We’ve posted pictures on our Facebook Page—check them out when you get a chance! You’ll find a few below.

The trunk show continues through Sunday and so does our 20% off housewares and clothing sale! Stop in and see what’s new!


Our new jewelry section!

Lovely people having a lovely time.

Emmy Star Brown Presents at Apple!

One of our favorite neighborhood artists (previously featured at Dovetail), Emmy Star Brown, is presenting at the Lincoln Park Apple store tonight! Check it out!

Apple Store Presentation
Tuesday, January 24 at 7pm

Join me at the Lincoln Park Apple Store next Tuesday as I present a slideshow of my art projects and installations as an independent Chicago artist. I will discuss my creative background as well as the process of expanding my work into new mediums. I will also share how I transitioned from corporate work to a full-time artist. The night will conclude with my new time-lapse video and I will take questions from the audience. This event is free and open to the public.

See you there!
Emmy Star Brown

Date & Time
Tuesday, January 24

Lincoln Park Apple Store
801 West North Avenue  
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 777-4200

New Work

Pre-Vday Trunk Show and Sale!

Join us as we welcome two of our favorite local jewelry designers, Scarlett Gray and Cities In Dust for one weekend only!

Scarlett Gray and Cities In Dust jewelry will featured at Dovetail from February 3 to 5 during our weekend Pre-Vday Trunk Show event.

Friday night, opening celebrations begin at 7pm, with 20% off all clothing and housewares, as well as complimentary drinks and snacks FRIDAY NIGHT ONLY.

The trunk show will continue through Sunday February 5, until close of business at 5pm. RSVP to the Facebook invite here.


Cities In Dust is the vision of local artist, designer, and window display expert Meghan Lorenz. Meghan uses metalsmithing to create modern, geometric jewelry using brass and natural stones to strike the perfect balance between organic and architectural forms.

Scarlett Gray is the vision of local artist, writer, and marketing whiz Albrey Nuss. Albrey deconstructs and breathes new life into outdated vintage jewelry by repurposing and resuscitating salvageable components with modern, one-of-a-kind designs.