Shopping in Niles

83% Off Three Bracelets at Ally+Zoe

Northeast South Bend

$149 $24.99

Show off your knowledge of the stacking-bracelets trend by adorning your wrist with a set of three fashionable bracelets

Up to 69% Off Mattress Sets

Michigan City

$999.99 $399

Brand-new, factory-sealed pillow-top mattress sets allow for a comfy night's rest with a variety of comfort levels; box spring included

75% Off a Full, Queen, or King Mattress

Valparaiso

$200 $50

Get your best night’s sleep in American-made mattress sets from iMattress, Laura Ashley, and Backsense; add features such as cooling EcoGel

50% Off at Warped Sportz

Merrillville

$30 $15

As participants in the sports too, staff technicians help you choose your ideal paintball marker or skate product

50% Off

Schererville

$30 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Vitamins and Supplements

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Nutritional supplements, such as pre-exercise tablets and fish oil, bolster personal health and increase workout benefits

25% Off Designer Fashions at Calvin Tran

Lincoln Park

$200 $150

Designer featured in New York Times and on Bravo's The Fashion Show constructs women's casual and evening wear

50% Off Jewelry

Chicago

$30 $15

Find unique, fashion-forward jewelry-inspired watches, handmade turquoise necklaces, anklets, and cuff bracelets

50% Off E-Liquids

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Hand-crafted E-liquids blend nicotine with flavors such as blueberry, cafe latte, and peppermint

50% Off

Chicago

$78 $39

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Cell-Phone Accessories or Repairs

Chicago

$40 $20

Wireless provider offers repair services and carries phones and accessories from brands such as Apple, Samsung, ZTE, and HTC

Up to 51% Off Cell Phone Repairs, Accessories, or Customization

Portage Park

$40 $20

Phone specialists customize phone exteriors, fix issues, and stock new USB cables and other useful add-ons

43% Off Products

Chicago

$30 $17

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Women's Apparel at Via Firenzi Boutique

Lakeview

$100 $50

Boutique that specializes in both casual and formal dresses; also carries accessories imported from Italy and Brazil

Up to 64% Off Bespoke Menswear at BookATailor

Chicago Showroom

$198 $99

Skilled tailors take clients' measurements and customize each suit and shirt with fabrics made in Italy and England

50% Off Services

DePaul

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to $20 Off Ethical Bags and Accessories

Edgewater

$50 $35

Fair-trade bags and accessories from social enterprises in Bali and Cambodia, made from repurposed materials such as mosquito netting

50% Off

The Loop

$50 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

45% Off

Norwood Park

$65 $36

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Products

Jefferson Park

$30 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off

West Loop

$50 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% at aDore Boutique

Morgan Park

$30 $15

Designer-inspired casual and evening wear with plus size options.

51% Off Fragrance Creation Session for Two

DePaul

$120 $59

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An expert perfumer guides men and women through blending essential oils into a custom fragrance; each person gets a 2.2-ounce atomizer

Up to 50% Off Monnalisa Chicago

Near North Side

$50 $25

Posh boutique outfits fashion-forward girls from babies to teenagers in Parisian couture.

$10 for E-Cigarette Accessories at Hot Vapes

Bucktown

$25 $10

Smokers puff clouds of smoke-free vapor with ample supply of e-cigarette batteries, flavors, and chargers

50% Off

Wicker Park

$30 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$10 for Used Popular Books, Textbooks, Music, and Movies

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Used popular books and textbooks, CDs, and movies on DVD

Half Off Bridal and Prom Apparel at Lily's Bridal & Gifts

Avondale

$50 $25

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Apparel such as wedding and bridesmaid dresses, tuxedos, and prom dresses or alterations from seamstress with 25+ years of experience

Up to 58% Off Apparel at Krispyfringe Vintage

Ukrainian Village

$60 $25

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Funky shop showcases eclectic display of vintage clothing and home goods, including saltshakers, peppershakers, and sundresses

57% Off Apparel at Kiwi’s Boutique

Tri-Taylor

$35 $15

Cozy boutique stocks racks and tables with tops, skirts, and sweaters as well as versatile jewelry items and curve-accentuating jeans

50% Off Urban Apparel at Jimmi Skouls

Avalon Park

$50 $25

Urban, on-trend men's and women's clothing from hard-to-find boutique labels and in-house clothing and jewelry designers

Up to 52% Off Hardware and Garden Supplies

Ravenswood

$60 $29

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Neighborhood hardware store offers gardening supplies, painting tools and array of products for theater productions

Half Off Boutique Shoes and Apparel at City Soles

Wicker Park

$80 $40

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Upscale sandals and all-weather bags from brands such as Audley, Brako, and Mjus

Up to 85% Off at Discount Mattress

Multiple Locations

$1,398 $399

Mattress and box spring sets come in a variety of sizes and two firmness levels to increase comfort and back support

50% Off Bikes and Accessories at Kozy's Cyclery

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Kozy's Cyclery carries an assortment of styles and brands, including Specialized, Cannondale, Giant, and Schwinn

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Rockie Rick left behind the apples, peaches, and cherries of the farm he grew up on to pursue a business degree. But as he worked at different jobs, he realized that he missed working outside and yearned to be his own boss. Seeing southwest Michigan’s wine industry flourish, he bought land and began growing grapes to sell to a winery. Next, he organized bus tours of area wineries, the success of which enabled Rockie to buy more land for a total of 30 acres. In 2011, he and his staff began making wine from their own grapes, crafting the small batches in oak barrels and stainless-steel tanks.

Rockie’s independent streak flourishes at Gravity Winery, from the modern indoor seating area with deep blues, crisp whites, and an industrial steel bar to a wine named after Rockie’s dog, Oliver, who’s known for greeting guests. “We tried to break the mold of what people think of when they go to a winery,” he says. “We figured … let’s be really different.”

Rockie’s favorite wine is an “awesome peppery cabernet France” called The Theory, which sports an image of Sir Isaac Newton on the bottle. During wine flights—Gravity Vineyard’s version of a tasting and the best way for guests to sample a variety of glasses—he pairs it with dark chocolate laden with almonds and sea salt that is made locally by Vineyards Gourmet. The flights feature four wines paired with cheese or chocolate, and guests can savor their chosen flavors inside or on the patios for hilltop views of the nearby lake or vineyard.

Though the knowledgeable staff can expertly pair each wine and easily converse with the staunchest of wine-lovers, Rockie and his staff eschew snobbery. “If you want to drink a big bowl of red cabernet with your fish, great. If that’s what you enjoy, that’s what you should do,” he says. “We don’t want anyone to be intimidated because they like a certain wine over another, or they don’t know the right word to describe it.”:m]]

10220 Lauer Rd
Baroda,
MI
US

The floor-to-ceiling windows that frame Sentiments Bridal & Special Occasion display fashionable formal attire for men and women. Owner Marie Brown stays abreast of the trends, updating the displays regularly so the colors, textiles, and styles suit the season. Brown coordinates dresses for bridal parties, rents tuxes to groomsmen, and designs custom fashions for mothers. Accessories, including hats, shoes, and jewels, complete outfits. Brown's shop also outfits children with miniature garments for special occasions, such as christenings or space-camp graduations.

307 E Main St
Niles,
MI
US

Northern Indiana may seem an unexpected destination for cold-pressed Spanish olive oils and 18-year-old Italian balsamic vinegars, but the owners of The Olive Branch are working to change that. At each of their boutiques, they line the shelves with extra-virgin olive oils from famous olive-producing regions, such as Italy, Tunisia, and California. They champion these first-press, extra-virgin oils for their reported health benefits, deeper dimensions of flavor, and ability to make any icy walkway that much more comical.

Besides the oils, they stock an international selection of balsamic vinegars, ranging from traditional varieties to blends infused with ingredients such as blackberries, dark chocolate, and pomegranate. The staff invites visitors to sample anything in the store, dispensing samples of both the oils and vinegars from stainless-steel fustis.

The Olive Branch's team members further expand guests' palates and kitchens with premium items such as Wind & Willow dessert and cheese-ball mixes and a selection of cruets and kitchenware. They can even compile these into gift baskets to celebrate special occasions such as holidays, birthdays, or the end of a Rocky film marathon.

225 Toscana Blvd.
Granger,
IN
US

Just Add H2O's diving experts have guided students of all levels of experience safely through waters for more than 34 years. Providing diving certifications through PADI and NAUI, instructors chart progression from introductory diving lessons all the way up to instructor certification, which comes with a license to ride giant seahorses. Just Add H2O's staff also hosts local and regional dives and leads trips to Lake Michigan shipwrecks, the cool depths of Gilboa Quarry, and tropical destinations such as Truk Lagoon in the Eastern Caroline Islands. To ensure that dives proceed without a hitch, the facility lets guests rent or purchase gear and can help to maintain used equipment.

7225 Heritage Square Drive
Granger,
IN
US

A lifelong sewer, Jackie has been perfecting her teaching method for 24 years, hoping to pass on her passion for stitching to new craftsmen. Inside her boutique in Granger, she teaches classes to students aged 6 and up, careful to tailor lessons to each student's pace. Over the course of her eight-class series, she guides pupils' hands as they stitch together several finished projects, such as pillowcases, aprons, and eyeball warmers. Jackie's boutique also houses a plethora of fabrics and sewing necessities for students or learned sewers.

51099 Bittersweet Rd
Granger,
IN
US

The stores specialize in finefurniture for bedrooms of babies, children and even college students.Items brought into the store have been chosen based on styling, priceand quality. The items we carry cannot be found in a ‘big box’ store, yet, even with its “specialty store” status, The NaturalWay strives to provide economica

1238 E University Dr
Granger,
IN
US