Back to Bed is a trusted source for sound sleep, growing from a single store in 2000 to a mattress empire with more than 45 locations across the Chicagoland area. Tempur-Pedic, Stearns & Foster, and Simmons Beautyrest mattresses await rigorous testing at each of their show rooms, where sleep-savvy employees can help shoppers determine if they're more suited to a firm or soft mattress or to creamy or chunky peanut butter. Back to Bed also induces relaxation in a nonhorizontal form with a selection of plush massage recliners and Human Touch's Perfect Chair, which cradles bodies in a muscularly neutral position.
Turk Furniture has a 125-year-long tradition of beautifying homes with furniture from brand names such as Palliser, Broyhill, and Flexsteel. At the start of each showroom visit, design experts render a quick sketch of clients' rooms, surveying existing furnishings while ignoring unmentionable elephants. Using this information, clients can redecorate rooms with a comfy recliner, update living areas with new entertainment consoles, and dress naked walls in leaning bookcases.
For more than two decades, American Mattress has promoted peaceful slumber in bedchambers throughout the Midwest with their vast selection of mattresses, headboards, and linens. The sleep experts strive to stay abreast of the latest bedding technology: their Serta mattresses are made with gel foam that supports curves, and Tempur-Pedic mattresses repel allergens, mites, and poltergeists looking to spoon. This devotion to a good night’s sleep has helped them earn the title of Best Mattress Store from suburban Chicago’s Daily Herald five years in a row. Additionally, American Mattress doubles down on each of its beds with a 30-day comfort guarantee and a 60-day best-price guarantee.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: New goods every month
Pro Tip: Our staff of designers can help you create the vision you have for a repurposed/recycled item
Good for Kids: No
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
What sets your business apart from your competition?
A cross between an antique market and a vintage bazaar, the find market event offers multiple vendors in a cool new setting of vignettes for goods versus the old standard of static vendor booths. When a customer sees the potential of what a piece can be versus [seeing that piece] sitting on a shelf, they can envision it in their home easier. All 7,000 square feet of indoor showroom is recreated every month with different aisles, walls, rooms and settings for our customers to wander through, displaying all of the new wares the vendors have brought for their perusal.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
All of the vendors here at the find market event have experienced a static show, where the customers see their booth and think "Oh, I have seen them before, I don't need to look again." Changing the aisles, walls, rooms and vignettes every single month, allows us to present brand new looks for the customers to enjoy. Always new, always fresh
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We strongly suggest that what ever direction a customer takes upon entering the find market event, that they turn around and go backwards for a second pass thru our market. There is so much to see, often they miss a whole lot, so a second trip really helps them see everything differently.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
"Can I just move in here?" one customer asked.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Hands down, watching someone discover a cool find for themselves. Doesn't matter who it is or what it is, it's the look and smile on their face that makes you think of a small child discovering their favorite toy.
At Back to Bed's South Loop location, manager Kip Wilkinson puts customers at ease with a friendly attitude, helping them find a bed that fits their individual needs and budget. The experienced delivery staff also sets up new beds and removes old ones, with a variety of delivery options available. At the show room, Tempur-Pedic, Stearns & Foster, and Simmons Beautyrest mattresses await rigorous testing, and the sleep-savvy employees help shoppers determine if they're more suited to a firm or soft mattress or to creamy or chunky peanut butter. Aside from a wide selection of mattress types and brands, Back to Bed also offers accessories such as ergonomic memory foam pillows.