MAK & CO

MAK & CO. is an Andover, Massachusetts-based retail shop and design studio owned by husband and wife team Lynn and John Makiej. A member of the Rowe family of retailers since their opening in the fall of 2017, MAK & CO. is proud to feature a curated blend of new furnishings along with unique vintage items, an aesthetic that reflects Lynn’s warm, inviting style. The shop occupies a historic space in one of the area’s restored river mills, and aims to make shopping a unique and pleasant experience for all the senses.

“My husband John and I own MAK & CO. together. It became a reality because we both love business and with over 20 years of small business experience, we wanted to own something together. I had been working in the interior design world for about 8 years prior but always wanted a store. With both of our children in school full time, we thought this was the perfect time to start this adventure!”

— Lynn Makiej, owner

18 Red Spring Rd Suite 103, Andover, MA 01810, United States

How They’re Adapting to Social Distancing Guidelines:

  • House Calls: We have always offered design services but are now offering complimentary In Home Measuring & Floor Planning for our customers as well.
  • Mini Makeovers: We are also about to launch our “Mini Mak” & “Mak Daddy” installs where we come in for a certain dollar amount and reimagine floor plans, and accessorize using a combination of the client’s belongings and pieces that we bring from the store…anything to help clients get over the finish line!

Mak & Co’s Top Ways to Support Local Biz:

Make sure to offer:

  • Local Free Delivery
  • Curbside Pickup
  • In Store Shopping (a great opportunity to educate your customer on how you are keeping everyone safe & healthy) 
  • Personal Appointments
  • Shipping

What makes your shop unique?

The fact that we offer so many options from new home furnishings, lighting & rugs to accessories, candles & gifts...even some rare & vintage finds. I also think we do a good job with customer service, which is very hard to find these days.

How does your shop make customers feel?

Our overall vibe is joy. We are in a very old mill along a river, and our aesthetic is casual and comfortable. We try and hit most of the senses, focusing on smell (we always have candles & diffusers going), touch (fabrics & furniture), sight (there is so much to look at, and it usually makes people very happy), and sound (we always have fun but neutral music playing). Most of our customers tell us that they just want to move in!

What's on your store playlist?

Pandora’s Beach Bar Lounge station is our favorite.

What are you looking forward to showcasing next season?

We are expanding to a second location in downtown Andover this month and we are showcasing an elevated line of furniture & lighting. It’s still a comfortable vibe, but appeals to a more contemporary customer.

Who’s your celebrity dream customer?

My dream customer would be anyone that was open to new ideas, had great style and trusted the process!

If we pop into your store at any given moment, we’re sure to see…

Laughter!