Shopping in Oak Park

Half Off Designer Clothing at Deedee & Edee

Forest Park

$40 $20

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The boutique's namesake label showcases on-trend jackets, skirts, dresses, and tops with a dash of vintage inspiration

55% Off Services

Maywood

$100 $45

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

Up to 67% Off Music Lessons or Instrument

Northfield

$150 $49

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Music instructors help students develop guitar, bass, drums, piano, or vocal skills in 30-minute private lessons focused on learning and fun

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

83% Off Three Bracelets at Ally+Zoe

Multiple Locations

$149 $24.99

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

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

Select Local Merchants

All big movements start small, but many would be surprised to learn that Ten Thousand Villages—a nonprofit and retailer with 390 outlets nationwide—began out of a car trunk. In 1946, Edna Ruth Byler started the organization out of her car, taking a name from a quote by Mohandas Gandhi, who said, “India is not to be found in its few cities but in the 700,000 villages.” Her willpower and determination allowed her vision to grow into a nonprofit that today supports more than 130 artisans in 38 developing countries. These artisans' wares go on sale at the organization's nationwide retail outlets, which brim with items including jewelry, home decor, and refrigerator cozies.

Everything is made using environmentally friendly processes, and every artisan is paid a fair wage. The money raised from sales goes to supply the artisans—who might otherwise be unemployed or underemployed—with education, food, housing, and healthcare. The organization has risen to such stature that it won the People’s Choice Award for Green Business of the Year in 2005, and has acted as one of the founding members of the World Fair Trade Organization.

121 N Marion St
Oak Park,
IL
US

In 1962, Val Camilletti began working at Capitol Records, which was ushering in a new era of music, led by The Beatles and The Beach Boys. Ten years later, she opened her own retail record shop, which has spent 40 years distributing eclectic sounds to listeners who, Val says, "are tired of shopping for music in refrigerator stores."

At Val's, you'll find vinyl records lined up in tidy rows and rock posters on the walls. Its expansive, rotating stock features several musical genres and spotlights burgeoning local artists. Knowledgeable staff can also help customers hunt down rare issues, imports, or B-sides. If a record is not in the store inventory, Val's can order it within 24 to 48 hours, depending on how fast they can wake up Keith Richards.

239 Harrison St
Oak Park,
IL
US

The staff at K.S. Mathis Jewelers matches patrons with ideal adornments for weddings, engagements, or everyday glamour. The shop’s customization services allow fiancés to devise unique wedding bands based on size, weight, and diamond cut, and jewelry appraisals potentially save hobbits a treacherous voyage to Mordor. The staff tinkers with broken timepieces and completes repairs on site, checking pressure and replacing spent batteries. A slew of purchasable pendants, bracelets, and rings spruces up outfits for a night on the town or an attempt to outshine the sun.

1117 Lake St
Oak Park,
IL
US

Shoe Soko offers fantastic fashion comfort shoes with a twist. We love that each brand has a story behind the shoe, and in sharing that with out guest, we empower them.

111 N Marion St
Oak Park,
IL
US

Here's how Door to Door Organics works. Start by choosing a small box of heart-healthy fruits, veggies, or both. The produce changes each week according to what's in season, but it's all organic, and locally grown when possible, thanks to the personal and professional relationships Door to Door's owners have developed with local farmers. For example, a recent menu for a small mixed box included a 23-item medley of pears, avocadoes, apples, oranges, broccoli, lettuce, strawberries, tomatoes, beets, carrots, celery, and chard. If you like your box of produce, you can subscribe to Door to Door Organics for regular deliveries.

122 South Elmwood Avenue
Oak Park,
IL
US

Sandhill Christmas Trees cultivates a festive forest of pines free of pesticides and paint to bestow customers with lush house adornments for the holiday season. Revelers peruse rows of vibrant conifers—plucked from the Earth in mid-November to preserve their freshness—and select the ideal 5- to 6-foot tree destined to uphold cherished North Star or titanium snow-yeti tree toppers. Servings of hot chocolate, cookies, candy canes, and peanut butter–filled pretzels warm up and refuel patrons as they explore the grounds. Though not included in today’s Groupon, Sandhill Christmas Trees stocks a number of wreaths, garland, tree stands, and box-and-rope elf traps as well as delivers sprawling saplings to local residents for a fee.

1117 Chicago Ave
Oak Park,
IL
US