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Chicago - The Merchandise Mart


Located in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. 11 floors of showrooms for gifts, home decor and more. This showroom features fully interactive product displays, free swatches and a team of design experts. Open to the public! 312.924.3796 / email

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The Shade Store

The Merchandise Mart

222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza

Suite 105

Chicago,IL 60654

Store Hours

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Sat 10am-3pm
Sun Closed

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Paul K  | Chicago, IL |  January 23, 2020

You made such wonderful choices for me, and the installation was beyond efficient and went perfectly! Thank you for everything. 

Christina H  | Chicago, IL |  January 18, 2020

They turned out great! I really appreciated that the installer did some extra tweaking to make it perfect. But they look beautiful and the texture adds just the right amount of the natural element to the space. 

Valerie G  | Chicago , IL |  January 15, 2020

Everything went great! We absolutely love everything! Thank you! 

Sara H  | New York, NY |  January 15, 2020

My husband installed and they look great!!!! I'm very happy with the change. 

Keith and Rosemary H  | New York, NY |  January 13, 2020

The shades look great. Thank you so much. Just what we wanted. I love the remote controls! 

Anne R  | Chicago, IL |  January 13, 2020

The shade looks fantastic and everyone loves it!! 

Andrea D  | Chicago, IL |  January 13, 2020

Everything went very smoothly & the shades look fantastic. The guys that did the install were great - very professional, quick & accurate. We appreciate it. 

Megan O  | Chicago, IL |  January 11, 2020

I wanted to follow up with you now that the installation of all our window treatments is complete. We are SO HAPPY with how everything looks! I also wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was to work with you, the measurers and installers. Everyone I interacted with throughout this process was helpful, knowledgable, professional and courteous. The installers were especially fantastic. Given the big scope of the job and the disruption of installing shades and drapes in almost every room of the house, they truly could not have been any more efficient or respectful. A really top notch team! 

Suzie S  | Chicago, IL |  January 10, 2020

It’s been fantastic and the installer was prompt and did a great job! There was a part missing, but he thankfully had an extra and it looks awesome! We’re very happy. 

Rachel L  | New York, NY |  January 8, 2020

I’m continually impressed by your company. 

Christine P  | Wheaton, IL |  January 6, 2020

Our installation went smoothly and our shade is perfect. I love it so much! Thank you for your patience and time. It is so appreciated. Our installer was great! Thank you.  

Stefanie P  | Chicago, IL |  January 3, 2020

Everything went very well and we are happy with our purchase. 

Marie D  | Chicago, IL |  December 30, 2019

The shades look beautiful and the installer is, as always, a dream to work with. 

Jim D  | Chicago, IL |  December 27, 2019

We are very pleased with the installation. Our new shades look great! 

Abby L  | Chicago, IL |  December 26, 2019

The windows look fantastic, thank you so much!!! I really appreciate all you did to get it right. We love it! 

Maggie E  | Chicago, IL |  December 19, 2019

I'm so happy, everything looks beautiful, thanks for taking the time to meet with me at your showroom to pick everything out. 

Sean C  | New York, NY |  December 19, 2019

Everything is perfect and installation went flawlessly. I really appreciate it. They look great and client is very pleased (again). 

Jennifer H  | Wilmette, IL |  December 18, 2019

We love the shades and drapes! Everything turned out really well.  

Larry B  | Pewaukee, WI |  December 16, 2019

I had used The Shade Store for shades, but never for drapery before. After this recent project, I will be using you all the time! My customer and I were both very satisfied with our project. 

Jillisa B  | Chicago, IL |  December 14, 2019

I am SO happy! The shades are perfect. They fill the window and the thicker blackout lining makes them hang really beautifully. It makes a genuine difference. You have been absolutely wonderful with your problem solving and follow up. This has been an outstanding experience. Thank you again! 

Dan P  | Chicago, IL |  December 14, 2019

The service yesterday was fantastic. I couldn’t possibly be more satisfied with the shades and the service.  

Erik K  | Chicago, IL |  December 2, 2019

Everything is great and amazing! So appreciate the follow up! They look so good and fit perfect! 

Lauren H  | Chicago , IL |  December 2, 2019

The installation went GREAT, and we love our new shades! 

Joe and Kristen S  | Chicago, IL |  November 29, 2019

Everything is great! Really love them! Thanks again & we will keep in touch if we need more! 

Kathleen J  | Chicago, IL |  November 16, 2019

The install went smoothly, the team was great, and we’re all very happy with the results. 

Nicole  B  | Chicago , IL |  November 15, 2019

You were a dream to work with. We appreciate your help! 

John S  | Chicago, IL |  November 15, 2019

The install went great! The shades look fantastic! 

Jacqueline  K  | Glen Ellyn , IL |  November 14, 2019

Thank you so much for making the process so easy. The installers did a great job and the client is super happy with the result.  

Scott L  | Chicago, IL |  November 14, 2019

Blinds are in and I love them!!! Thank you so much for all of your help! Will definitely be taking my clients to The Shade Store.  

Lauren S  | Chicago, IL |  November 11, 2019

The shades look awesome - Tim did a great job, per usual! :) Thank you!  

Diana R  | Wilmette, IL |  November 11, 2019

Everything went smoothly, thank you. We love the shades!  

Dana K  | Highland Park, IL |  November 6, 2019

Thanks for the follow up! Everything is amazing, especially the drapery. Thanks for your help. I can’t wait to do the living space in the spring.  

Ann P  | Chicago, IL |  November 6, 2019

Lindsay is very happy with her new drapery. The installers did a great job! Thanks for following up! 

Samantha B  | Chicago, IL |  November 6, 2019

We love them so much! Thank you for all your help and patience!  

Darline S  | Chicago, IL |  November 5, 2019

The installers did a great job and we are really pleased with how it looks. Thanks to you and the team for such a great experience.  

Paul L  | Chicago , IL |  November 4, 2019

Thank you very much. The installation could not have gone smoother today, and the entire process was so easy. I really appreciate everything, beginning to end. 

Jerith Bailey L  | Chicago, IL |  October 28, 2019

Tim did a great job and resolved everything. He was great!  

Jason  M  | Jones, MI |  October 25, 2019

The motorized shades look great! They seamlessly blend into the black mullion. Couldn’t be happier.  

Germaine R  | Chicago, IL |  October 24, 2019

We are super happy with our shades; thank you so much for all your help on this project.  

Barbara G  | Chicago, IL |  October 23, 2019

Everything went well and we are very happy with our blackout blinds. 

Abbie A  | Chicago, IL |  October 18, 2019

The window treatments look great in the master and function SOOOO much better. The kitchen windows also came in and I had them installed. So nice and clean and glad we motorized. Appreciate all the great Customer Service which seems hard to come by these days.  

brittney d  | chicago, IL |  October 18, 2019

Everything went perfect Trina. Tim was super awesome. Thanks for checking in!  

Lon & Mario T  | Chicago, IL |  October 12, 2019

The shades are in and they look great.Thanks for helping us make the right decision!  

Amanda F  | Chicago, IL |  October 11, 2019

The installer was very professional and very nice. I appreciated his assistance very much. 

Katie G  | Chicago, IL |  October 8, 2019

Thank you. We're very happy! 

Jeff K  | Chicago, IL |  October 8, 2019

Thanks everything went well, the installer was great.  

Margaret H  | Chicago , IL |  October 3, 2019

Thanks very much for your help, Colette. The windows look great and the light has been minimized. Tim and the other installer were very helpful and efficient. I’m happy to share this great story with friends. 

Laure L  | Chicago, IL |  October 2, 2019

The installation was so quick and easy, Tim was very nice and did a great job. The window treatments are great, and hide the light really well, I love them!  

Steven A  | Chicago, IL |  October 1, 2019

Thanks for checking in, we love our shades, they really came out great. The installation was excellent, the guys really go the extra mile to make sure everything looks nice and is how you want it. They were extremely helpful and the professional installation was appreciated. You do a great job, thanks for the exceptional customer service. Much appreciated! We will be back for more windows for sure. 

Jamie B  | Chicago, IL |  September 30, 2019

Everything is great!! Thanks for your help with everything. Couldn’t have done it without you! 

Courtney A  | Chicago, IL |  September 24, 2019

We are loving our shades and were so grateful you were able to squeeze us in for Saturday so we didn’t have to use temporary ones! We appreciate it.  

Melissa M  | Chicago, IL |  September 19, 2019

Thank you so much for your help with this order! We absolutely love the window treatments. We are excited to continue working with you in the future! 

Karen M  | Chicago , IL |  September 10, 2019

The shades arrived, and I'm very happy with them. The installation went smoothly thanks to TIm. Thank you so much for your help with everything. 

Jane L  | Boston , MA |  September 6, 2019

He did a great install job! I think we made good choices! 

Joey C  | Chicago, IL |  September 4, 2019

Thank you very much Trina. The installation went perfect, the shades complete the dining room. Thank you and The Shade Store for helping my wife and I reach our goal of fully motorized shades thought out the whole house. Thank you.  

Forrest and Art  S  | Ada, MI |  August 31, 2019

Thank you again for making corrections and answering all my concerns. I do appreciate your patience in helping me understand the process and feeling comfortable with our purchases. Just another reason I LOVE working with you and The Shade Store.  

Katharine A  | Northbrook, IL |  August 31, 2019

My client loves her new shades and said your installer was friendly, professional, and timely! We’re so pleased with the way they turned out, they really compliment my interior design work in the dining room, kitchen, and laundry room! Thanks for everything, I'm definitely going to use The Shade Store and work with you again in the near future!  

Elizabeth  R  | Chicago, IL |  August 31, 2019

Everything went well and I’m loving my shades. Thank you so much for all your help! 

Maggie L  | Chicago, IL |  August 31, 2019

It was an easy and quick install and your team was super friendly. The blinds look great!! Really appreciate your help with everything.  

Jane K  | Glen Ellyn, IL |  August 28, 2019

The install went well and the clients are extremely happy! Thank you for all of your help with this project.  

John L  | Stevensville, MI |  August 26, 2019

The bathroom window treatment is exactly what we wanted. The installation went very smoothly.  

Jeffrey H  | Chicago, IL |  August 26, 2019

Everything went very smoothly yesterday. Rich did a great job re-steaming the drapes and they look beautiful. I am a happy customer and love my window treatments. Everything turned out the way I was hoping it would. Thank you for your assistance through this. 

Christine and Tom K  | Chicago, IL |  August 17, 2019

We would like to compliment Tim, the installer, who was excellent! He has a most professional manner and was very pleasant indeed. We are happy with the quality of the shades and look forward to sleeping in a darkened bedroom.  

Megan & John H  | Chicago, IL |  August 15, 2019

Everything looks great and went extremely smooth! Thank you so much for your help. We are very pleased!  

Angie L  | Chicago, IL |  August 15, 2019

We are very pleased with the shades. The fabric elevates the feel of the room. Jim was prompt, courteous and professional in doing the installation. Your services and interest in assuring our satisfaction is appreciated. 

Kirsten C  | Park Ridge, IL |  August 13, 2019

My clients could not be happier with their window treatments. They both emailed me independently to say how happy they are with both the design and functionality. Thank you so much for your guidance. I look forward to working with you again in the future!  

Kristen P  | Chicago, IL |  August 10, 2019

Danny did a great job hanging and also did a great job steaming. They look beautiful. Thank you so much for your help through this long process with construction delays. Always happy with The Shade Store.  

Linda H  | Chicago, IL |  August 7, 2019

The draperies look great! The client is very happy. Everyone I worked with through out the process was friendly, timely, and very professional. I will definitely use you again, and recommend you without hesitation!  

David H  | Evanston, IL |  August 3, 2019

Everything’s perfect. Thanks you!  

Chris V  | Oak Park, IL |  July 24, 2019

The shades are amazing. We are thrilled with everything and it definitely completes the home. Thanks again for all of your recommendations and helping us decide between fabrics. You made the process effortless!  

Andria P  | Chicago, IL |  July 12, 2019

The shades look great and I am very, very happy! Thank you so much for all of your help.  

Ethan G  | Chicago, IL |  July 2, 2019

I finally got to the boys condo last night. The shade looks great now. We are all very happy with them.  

David H  | Evanston, IL |  June 29, 2019

Everything looks great. Thanks. Now onto the other bedrooms!  

Chuck & Cookie  W  | Chicago, IL |  June 24, 2019

Everything is installed and works perfectly! The thermal protection is even better than we had hoped. We enjoyed working with you and the rest of The Shade Store crew. 

Mary C  | Highland Park, IL |  June 23, 2019

We are very happy with the window treatments, thanks for all your help!  

Patty K  | Chicago, IL |  June 22, 2019

Everything went very well and I’m super pleased. Thank you!  

Mitchell C  | Chicago, IL |  June 22, 2019

The installation went well and my client is happy. Thanks so much for your assistance!  

Beth L  | Highland Park, IL |  June 17, 2019

Thank you very much. We love our window treatments. You are fantastic and once more remind us of how happy we doing business with you.  

Jess O  | Chicago, IL |  June 14, 2019

All the shades have been installed and they look fabulous! Thank you to you and the rest of The Shade Store Team for the great work, impeccable quality, and phenomenal customer service. Really appreciate it.  

JoAnn N  | Chicago , IL |  June 11, 2019

It looks great! Honestly the shades exceed expectations!  

Jeanne H  | Jeanne Hendrie Design | Chicago, IL |  June 10, 2019

The shades are beautiful! I am really happy with them and, more importantly, Kara loves them! We are going to work on drapery for another space in her house shortly so I will be in touch. Many thanks for your help! 

Mary Q  | South Lyon, MI |  June 8, 2019

It looks fantastic! Thank you! 

Richard N  | Gary, IN |  June 8, 2019

I’m very excited about getting this largest portion of the house done. My impression is that they look great. The blackout shades in the bedrooms are wonderful, now if only I could take advantage of them during the day and take a nap!  

A.J.  S  | Chicago, IL |  June 7, 2019

I had an all around excellent experience with the Shade Store. After living in my apartment for a few years, it came time to update the drapery. The Shade Store was able to accommodate my concrete ceiling, custom size, and handle the install. Colette helped me through every step of the process, and the measuring team (Tim), and install team (Jim) were on time, and ahead of schedule for me. Examples from visiting the showroom helped a lot too. I would recommend them to anyone, will use them again if I move! 

Laura A  | Frankfort, IL |  May 29, 2019

You’re recommendation on the “naturals” collection really helped narrowed down my search. I ended up purchasing a shade from this collection and just installed the shades this weekend. They look great! 

Beth B  | Chicago, IL |  May 20, 2019

The shades look terrific. We will revert in coming weeks with orders for more shades for other rooms. 

Noah & Ann J  | Chicago , IL |  May 17, 2019

The shades are in and they look great :) We really want to thank you for providing such amazing customer service from the moment we met you at the shop all the way to this wonderful follow up. It was a pleasure to have Jim come and take such detailed measurements, he was timely, professional and kind. Tim did an amazing job with the installation. He was fast, courteous, friendly and left the rooms clean from drilling/instillation. What a great team at the Shade Store, we will absolutely sing your praises and recommend to anyone and everyone the great work you do.  

Paul K  | Chicago, IL |  May 16, 2019

I LOVE the new shades, I have already shown them off to a number of friends and family members. I am so glad I went with the 100% blackout and motorized. The installation and measurement were so smooth, you have a great team. I may be looking to add some shades for my living room soon and will definitely let you know when I decide. Thanks again!  

Lindsey  R  | Chicago, IL |  May 16, 2019

We like them a lot! It is the perfect amount of darkening for the morning and sleeping during the day.  

Paul K  | Chicago, IL |  May 14, 2019

Everything was great! Thank you Trina!  

Janet L  | The Shade Store | Chicago , IL |  May 11, 2019

I must let you know that the shades and valances are lovely. Jim did an extraordinary job, making sure every detail was right. We are very happy with the end result! Thank you for all you did to get us to the finish line!  

A.J.  S  | Chicago, IL |  May 10, 2019

The drapes look absolutely awesome. I really should have done this years ago. Install went well too, the guys did a great job.  

Laurel  F  | Laurel Feldman Interiors IIDA | Highland Park, IL |  May 9, 2019

The installer was terrific - fast and easy!! And it looks great!  

Laurelee S  | Chicago , IL |  May 8, 2019

Everything went smoothly and I am very happy with the look of the shade. 

Isabelle B  | Chicago, IL |  May 3, 2019

Now that I’m in the space…I LOVE THEM! I’m absolutely thrilled with the shades – they actually drop the temperature in the unit by ~10 degrees in the afternoon with the south-facing windows. The drapery is absolutely beautiful – the ripple fold looks very elegant and modern/clean at the same time. I’ve had (many) new neighbors over since moving in and they are really impressed with the window treatments, particularly the shade of drapes because they match the odd-colored window framing in the entire building that neighbors seem to hate. Three neighbors have asked for your contact information after seeing how beautiful it looks when you work with the framing instead of trying to fight it.  

Alison Besikof R  | Alison Besikof Custom Designs | Chicago, IL |  May 2, 2019

Thank you, they are beautiful! Everything went very smoothly 

Eric N  | Chicago, IL |  May 2, 2019

I absolutely love them and the fit is perfect! 

Jen & Josh E  | Chicago , IL |  May 2, 2019

We really like the Anton shade for the french doors! Thanks for everything!  

Lydia W  | Studio Sven | Chicago, IL |  May 1, 2019

Everything was great! we are all very happy with the end results :) Thanks for your help!  

Gabi G  | Chicago, IL |  April 30, 2019

The installation went smoothly! They were very prompt and professional, and the curtains look great. The fabric is even better in the full drapery panel. Thanks so much for all your patience and help. I also got the little post card telling me a tree is being planted in my name - how cute!! I hope we get to work again in the future.