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1363 N. Western Avenue
Lake Forest IL 60045


Forest & Found is a nonprofit community thrift store located in Lake Forest, IL that features good quality, second hand goods and produces a cycle of benefits for donors, shoppers and the causes the community invests in


Painted Furniture by Elisabeth Miles


We're thrilled to the work of Elisabeth,  a teacher at Forest Bluff School and a resident of Lake Bluff. In between classwork, Elisabeth renews old furniture with bright colors, floral design and cheerful patterns.


An artist after our own hearts, she scouts the curb, flea markets and thrift stores for good candidates to transform from old to new again. She's committed to using secondhand whenever possible to give new life to existing furniture. 


Come in and see Elisabeth's cheery designs in the shop now.

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About Forest & Found

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Behind the Scenes

Forest & Found is both a thrift store and a nonprofit organization.

In the shop, we feature great community-sourced items that are ready for a second home.

Behind the scenes, we help give a leg up to those who need it. Our profits go to support the work of local charities including A Safe Place and Bernie's Book Bank, NorthPointe Resources, A Meal to Heal, the Waukegan Public Library.


Learn more about the organizations we support.