Sure, it might not technically be fall yet, but we are ready to get in the cozy autumn spirit with these nine items from local stores.
Jardin Face Mask in Orange on Orange
Maze Home, $12.50
735 Elm St, Winnetka
Face masks are here to stay … for the moment at least. Pick up this sunny orange mask at Maze Home.
North Shore Tennis Club Pullover in Tangerine
Alice & Wonder, $84
3542 N. Southport Ave or 956 W. Webster Ave
Show your North Shore pride with this vintage-inspired 100% cotton pullover from Alice & Wonder. The sweatshirt also has that forever classic, lived-in, oversized look, which makes it a perfect fall staple.
40-Inch Solid Steel Log Hoop
3132 Lake Ave., Wilmette
Nothing says cozy autumn nights quite like doing a puzzle in front of a roaring fire, and this log hoop is a beautiful way to store, or even display, your firewood. Made for indoor or outdoor use, the hoop is powder coated to withstand the elements as well.
Jayson Home, $95
1885 N Clybourn Ave
Place your fall farmers market bouquet in this charming “nature goes glam” vase from Jayson Home. The trunk-like silhouette is handmade from porcelain with a metallic gold glaze.
Cire Trudon Circe Candle
Hudson Grace, $125
339 Park Ave., Glencoe
A true indulgence, Cire Trudon’s beeswax candles date back to the 17th century. The Circe scent is a sweet blend of bergamot and honey, mixed with cinnamon, sandalwood, musk, patchouli and vanilla.
Topo Designs Light Pack in Blue/Red/Forest
Cowboys & Astronauts, $69
1478 W Summerdale Ave
September is for new backpacks, and this light pack by Topo Designs is the perfect combination of color and function. Big on organization, the backpack has a laptop sleeve, zippered pockets and a key clip.
Loeffler Randall Low Top Sneaker in Sahara
Bunny & Babe, $295
555 Chestnut St., Winnetka
These white leather sneakers, with cement brown suede, are perfect to usher in fall temps and style. They come with beaded friendship pins on the organic white laces, and even the rubber outsole is recycled.
The Hill We Climb and Other Poems by Amanda Gorman
Book Bin, Releases Sept. 21
1151 Church St., Northbrook
As the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, Amanda Gorman struck a chord in us all with her moving poetry. Bound to be an instant hit, her inaugural poem, The Hill We Climb, will be published this September in a special edition from Viking Books.
Jessie Zhao Amazon Rainforest Scarf in Blue
Peachtree Place, $128
303 South Happ Rd., Northfield
This 100% silk scarf, the perfect fall accessory, features a beautiful hand painted design inspired by a peaceful night in the tropical forest.
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Macaire Douglas lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and two sons. She proudly supports Save Abandoned Babies Foundation, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that works tirelessly to prevent the illegal abandonment of newborns nationwide. Since its inception in 2000, more than 3,600 newborns have been safely surrendered and adopted into loving homes.