About Us

Beyond the hospitable attitudes of the ready to style staff, is a vintage "welcome" sign from a flea market in Texas, which greets guests at this recently opened Bucktown lifestyle boutique. It's that kind of eye that informs the rest of the space, which owner Emily McKenney Happ has outfitted with finds from near and far.

Thoughtfully curating well-crafted items such as throw pillows from Guatemala, hand-woven baskets from Ghana and tote bags made from Kantha quilts. Complete with boho chic apparel, accessories, and home goods, Emily adhered to the big picture of everyday living while pursuing goods from small artisans, including handmade jewelry by Chicago designers and hand-poured candles by artisans in the U.S..  Adorned with a birdcage chandelier, a living wall of greenery and antique embellishments, Havlan & West brings a fresh perspective to the neighborhood.