“When people go on vacation they generally seek out destinations that offer them the sense of being someplace, not just anyplace.” ~ Richard Moe, President, National Historic Preservation Trust
The places where we shop, where we eat, and where we have fun, are all a integral part of our community. Really a part of our home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses contribute to the distinctive character of Oak Park.
Oak Park is a unique historical attraction for domestic and international travelers. However, historical sites alone are not enough to keep visitors engaged in the community. The shopping experience of local shops and boutiques is essential in making Oak Park attractive to, not only visitors, but to local residents. Keeping a vibrant, diverse selection of shops is a long-term investment for the community itself.
A strong economic impact is necessary to ensuring innovation and reinvestment in our way of life. Local non-profit organizations receive more economic support from small business owners than they do from large businesses.
Shopping local will allow you to support businesses that have a vested interest in keeping Oak Park thriving.
"For a bigger picture, shop small" - Cecilia (Selleria Veneta)
Pick up a complimentary "Token of Love" gift at the participating
Oak Park Avenue Shops in the Village of Oak Park, Illinois
"Token of Love" gifts includes:
A free rose, stamped Valentine, Irish Truffles, coupon codes and other delectable sweets
Some Shops are offering free gift cards or small heart keepsakes with purchase.
When: Saturday, February 13th
Time: Between 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Oak Park Avenue Shops located in the Hemingway District
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109 N. Oak Park Ave.
Lively Athletics is a fitness-focused specialty shop for women located in Oak Park. Lively carries athletic apparel, accessories, nutrition, shoes, bags, and other gear to help women achieve all of their fitness goals in comfort and style.
131 N. Oak Park Ave.
Artisan inspired clothing, accessories, and treasures! For over 30 years, we have been inspiring women of all shapes and sizes to dress their best selves.
GEM JEWELRY BOUTIQUE
135 N. Oak Park Ave.
gem is a jewelry + lifestyle store specializing in unique, one of a kind jewelry and gifts.
103 N. Oak Park Ave.
Manouche is an apparel store that emphasizes the intentional and timeless. We celebrate the beautifully crafted and well designed.
www.trendsoakpark.com810 North Blvd.We are an upscale consignment boutique located in the heart of Oak Park!Trends has a curated collection of pre-owned and new pieces from Anthropologie to Louis Vuitton and everything in-between
OLIVE & WELL
133 N. Oak Park Ave.
Olive & Well is a Gourmet Foods Tasting Shop specializing in the most flavorful Extra-Virgin Olive Oils and aged Balsamic Vinegars from around the world.
THE IRISH SHOP
100 N. Oak Park Ave.www.theirishshop-online.com
Come shop the best Ireland has to offer!
Folksy shop offering imported Irish goods, including Claddagh rings, tweed caps & crystal giftware.
139 N. Oak Park Ave.
Selleria Veneta curates Italian leather handbags and accessories, designed and handcrafted by Italian Artisans
THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE XO
A Beauty Salon dedicated to enhancing your eyebrows and eyelashes! Lashes and Brows are an art and require experience and the use of high quality products.
® is a singing telegram company that delivers messages with an operatic twist all over the world by phone and online video, and in person in the Chicago area and select cities.
(The Beautiful Life XO and Operagram will be participating in collaboration at the Selleria Veneta location)
Thank you to Suze Solari for your continued passion for fashion and always supporting local and small businesses.
Author and Personal Stylist Suze Solari helps her clients find “something to wear” in a closet full of clothes.