On Curate

Curate + Co. is a modern gift and lifestyle store and the place to shop the latest brands and discover hip local artists/makers. Founded in late 2014, we originally got our start designing speciality gift boxes for our customers and corporate partners under the name Curate Chicago.

Over the years, we have continued to grow and evolve our vision. Every item we carry is thoughtfully chosen as a beautiful complement to your lifestyle. We are firm believers in little details, from the scent of your favorite candle to the perfect little black jumpsuit. 

Christina Oropeza, co-founder

Christina's hope is that each item we offer will inspire and uplift your daily routine - all the while, mixing products our customers love with artists/artisans they've not yet come across. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan in Art History and Economics. From there, she developed a keen eye for aesthetics and a passion for retail. With buying and management experiences at Bloomingdale's and Paper Source, she and her husband decided to create their own venture in Curate.

Marco Oropeza, co-founder

Marco's passion for business runs deep. After receiving an undergraduate degree in Business at Michigan, he spent three years with the Boston Consulting Group in Chicago. Marco recently completed his MBA at Kellogg School of Management and is back in the consulting world. He's excited for the opportunity to work along side his wife and watch the business grow.