Studio 8 is an eclectic vintage boutique specializing in up-cycled furniture, home décor, art and estate jewelry. Once you walk in the doors you realize this isn’t a traditional antique store, or second hand shop. Studio 8 is something very different. We carefully choose every item in our store to bring you the most unique and artful additions to your home and life. You wont find broken or dirty items here and there is no need to hunt trying to find items buried in piles. At Studio 8 every item we sell is art in our eyes. We have beautiful displays showing how our pieces could work in your home. Come by often to get ideas and see our fast changing inventory. Our motto at Studio 8 is “We make vintage modern”.

Melody Kratz created Studio 8 as a way to sell her up-cycled furniture and art. Her love of vintage décor and obsessive hunting for just the right piece gave her the idea to mesh both ventures into the most unique shop.

Bryan Shamhart joined Melody as co-owner when Studio 8 moved to Forest Park. His ability to find treasures throughout the Chicagoland area over the years is a great addition to Studio 8. Bryan considers himself a jack of all trades and a master of none.

I love popping into this store and seeing what new treasures they have. You have to buy it when you see it because it won’t be there next time! I don’t think I’ve ever been able to visit without making a purchase whether it’s big or small. Great owners and staff as well!


Studio 8 is a VERY welcome addition to Madison Street. They truly have something for everyone and their price points are very reasonable. My 3 most recent favorite finds: vintage glass blocks for $4 each, perfect for displaying things or as unique bookends, $5 license plate keychain and a beautiful metal and glass display cabinet that I am still trying to figure out a place for in my home. Stop in, it is unique, vintage and modern all at the same time. Extra bonus, it is a woman owned business and Melody is as sweet as can be!