River Otter Chicago

River Otter Chicago feels like the old guard of vintage shops — but in the best way. This no-frills shop is hard into design history, and consistently pulls pieces representing some of its most pivotal moments into their collections. Visit this shop for a taste of true vintage in hard lines and materials.


Dendwell was a rigorously curated marketplace and magazine for vintage decor. From 2020 - 2022, we dug into the trends, tastemakers, and how-to's of vintage object collection. This is our archive site, and is no longer being updated.