Make Your Patio Pretty for Grilling Season

Shop the Merchandise Mart’s outdoor furniture sample sale before it ends Friday.

Photograph Courtesy of Anacara Company

It’s time to take a good, long look at the current state of your patio furniture. If your table and chairs have seen better days (as in, they were in style in the ’80s), play hooky from work and sneak over to the outdoor furniture sample sale at the Merchandise Mart.

Up on the 15th and 16th floors, hundreds of items from almost 20 different showrooms have been marked down by up to 75 percent. You’ll score deals on dining sets, bar sets, lounge chairs, tables, lighting, rugs, and accessories. And these aren’t second-rate manufacturers. Participating showrooms include Anacara Company, Gensun, Lane Venture, Lloyd Flanders, Mamagreen, and Three Birds Casual.

No matter your patio personality—modern, traditional, eclectic—you’ll find a match. The sale wraps up on Friday, so make whatever excuse you need to get over there. Your future BBQ guests will thank you.

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