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Leffot on the PenCities blog

Leffot Chicago on PenCities

Our thanks to the Peninsula Hotels’ blog PenCities for featuring our Chicago shop alongside Optimo Hats. Check out the article here.


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The story of our table

When we designed our new Chicago store, we commissioned Speke Klein to create a custom version of their +Table for the space. With a built-in bench, the +Table is a slight twist on the table that graces our New York store. Follow its creation below.

Speke Klein +TableThe table
At the Speke Klein workshop
Speke Klein +Table2 ½″ thick layers of white oak
The layering creates stability over such a large surface
Speke Klein +TableThe Table awaiting final sanding
The table was so large it had to be wheeled around on their largest shop cart
Speke Klein +TableThe finished table
Fitting the custom crate
Speke Klein +TableFinal shipping crate
All packed up and ready to go
Speke Klein +TableCustom +Table
In situ in its final home
Speke Klein +TableCustom +Table
All dressed up with beautiful wares

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Now open in Chicago

Leffot Chicago, now open

We are excited to announce the opening of our store in Chicago. Join us at 320 S Dearborn St, in the historic Monadnock Building, just down the way from Optimo Hats. We look forward to meeting friends old and new in this beautiful building in the heart of the city.

The store is open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm. You can give us a ring at (312) 964-5345, or reach us by email at chicago@leffot.com.

This fall we’ll host a number of trunk shows in Chicago. We’ll be bringing Edward Green, Saint Crispin’s, and Corthay for made-to-order shoes, as well as Salvatore Ambrosi, maker of the finest bespoke trousers. Find more information, and schedule appointments, on our events page.

This is just the beginning for our Chicago store. Stay tuned for more information, and some things you won’t find at our New York location.

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