Daytripper: Hubbard Woods

Winnetka’s northernmost commercial district is a home shopping destination.

We love the furniture and furnishings, but the fashion offerings are also worth a trip to the ‘hood.

Bedside Manor

Contemporary and traditional bed and bath—this venerable store in its new location has linens plus all the extra goodies: beautiful pillows, candles and robes. But the reason to shop here is the knowledgeable staff. They can help you mix and match while still keeping comfort and practicality in mind. And you don’t necessarily have to wait months to get a pillow. Much of their stock is ready to go. 920 Green Bay Road, 847-449-0969

Photo by Laura Hine. 

E Street Denim

Yes, they have skinny jeans for the 15-year-old with a thigh gap, but also for the 45-year-old who hasn’t seen light between her legs in, let’s just say, a while. The women who work here are ready and willing to help you find the perfect jeans. Choose from brands including: Big Star, Joe’s, Rag & Bone, Paige and J Brand. They also have a great selection of shirts to top those jeans and accessories to complete the outfit. 908 Green Bay Road, 847-784-8805 

Material Possessions

Find stylish designs for your table…and for you. Material Possessions has gorgeous glassware, gifts and serving pieces, but also an assortment of artisan-created jewelry. 954 Green Bay Road, 847-446-8840 


Once Upon a Bagel

With kids in tow, Once Upon a Bagel is perfect. They offer delicious bagel sandwiches, breakfasts and an extensive deli selection so you can take home more than just a dozen bagels. 1050 Gage St., 847-784-1411 


Patrick and Mary O’Neil are Winnetka’s most prolific restaurateurs with their namesake restaurant, plus family-friendly Little Ricky’s and sophisticated Trifecta Grill. With a refurbished interior (fitting the neighborhood vibe) plus a great menu, it’s perfect for lunch with friends. The Thai Duck Salad is a favorite as are the pastas. 1003 Green Bay Road, 847-446-7100

Pagoda Red

In their new, larger space on the other side of Green Bay, Pagoda Red is the stylish place to go for Chinese antiques and emerging contemporary artisans. The Winnetka gallery is smaller than their main store on Damen Avenue, but they will happily bring up pieces, and even deliver them to your home so you can decide if a particular piece works or not. Make sure you check out the “kites” by Chicago artist Michael Thompson. 911 Green Bay Road, 847-784-8881 

Photo courtesy of Pagoda Red. 

Sawbridge Studios

This gallery of handmade furniture and accessories has pieces that would work in almost every home from Contemporary to Prairie to Traditional. Many of the represented craftsmen offer the option to customize finishes and dimensions. Also check out their extensive collection of gorgeous glassware by Simon Pearce. 897 Green Bay Road, 847-441-2441 

Photo courtesy of Sawbridge Studios. 


Featuring mostly Scandinavian designers, Skändal is known for its selection of Marimekko and Ilse Jacobsen, but the store also carries smaller designers like Bitte Kai Rand and Hunky Dory. And you’ll find far more than “boiled wool.” Check out their great selection for summer, including tunics, which would look great over white jeans. 907 Green Bay Road, 847-386-7900 (Pictured top right. Photo by Laura Hine.)

Willow Boutique

If you’re looking for those final pieces to make an outfit—jewelry and bags—Willow Boutique is your stop. Owners Paula Zacharia and Davi Berk, both of Northbrook, look for designers that aren’t carried everywhere, and then they only buy one or two of each piece, so you won’t see yourself coming and going. Some of our favorite lines include Teru Amaro, Kacey K and David Galan. You’ll walk out feeling like you got a lot of style for your dollar. 1060 Gage St., 847-386-6869