Shopping in Wilmette

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

Up to 51% Off Cell Phones and Accessories

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

Verizon Wireless retailer promotes conversation with smartphones on 4G LTE network

49% Off

Glenview

$35 $18

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

Up to 60% Off Wine-Tasting Parties at WineStyles

Glenview

$30 $15

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Certified wine specialists lead groups through five different varietals, offering samples of each as they discuss proper tasting etiquette

Play It Again Sports – Half Off Sports Gear

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

High-quality gear from brands such as Under Armour and Wilson; gently used baseball mitts, soccer cleats, golf equipment, and accessories

Up to 65% Off Videotape-to-DVD Conversion

Northbrook

$100 $39

Technicians digitize videotapes up to two hours long and transfer them to DVDs

Up to 70 % Off Blood Testing

Park Ridge

$180 $59

Blood tests help patients learn about their current health and any dog allergies in a lab offering convenient late hours and weekend hours

50% Off Weight-Loss Supplements

Multiple Locations

$190 $95

The Heat Stack supplements can help with weight loss

Up to $100 Off Hulk Hogan Signing Event

RAM Restaurant

$229 $159

VIP packages include a pre-signed Hulk Hogan t-shirt or 16" x 20" and a photo op with the pro wrestling icon

50% Off Apparel at Romantika Lingerie

Wheeling

$60 $30

European underwear, lingerie, and intimate apparel such as bras, boy shorts, and chemises from brands such as Stella, Beaute, and Lucia

Half Off at King's Kloset Children's Boutique

Oak Park

$20 $10

Pintsize designer duds and toys in a cozy boutique reminiscent of a child's bedroom

Up to 62% Off at Eco Mattress Store

Eco Mattress Store

$190 $89

2 in. gel-infused memory-foam bed toppers; American-made organic bed sets that include a mattress, box spring, and frame

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

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

Select Local Merchants

Chalet stocks its 4.8-acre retail center with thousands of chlorophyll critters, including botanical buddies plucked from Chalet's own nursery in Salem, Wisconsin. When they're not giving plants rubdowns on the undersides of their leaves, more than 100 earthy retail employees (up to 350 seasonally) can help you pick out an African violet ($4) or a host of sprouting vegetables (starting at $3). Nab cache pots for $3 or a gurgling fountain for $40. Birdhouses made from recycled, century-old barns ($24) attract brightly fluttering worm-eaters, and a bag of soil laced with nutrients ($4) satisfies even the pickiest sprout. You can even get an outdoor chair ($99), a bag of dog food (starting at $14), and floral body lotions (starting at $9.75).

3132 Lake Ave
Wilmette,
IL
US

Customers can be reunited with their beloved garments the same day if they drop them off at Chicago's Discount Dry Cleaner or Kenny the Kleener in the morning on Monday–Saturday. The staff responsible for this quick turnaround has been at it since 1981, dry-cleaning delicate fabrics and laundering more resilient clothing such as knit shirts or hats that double as tea cozies. Besides cleaning clothes, they can alter garments to better fit customers' silhouettes and preserve wedding gowns.

165 Green Bay Rd
Wilmette,
IL
US

With live jazz music, USDA Prime steaks aged at least 21 days, and the freshest of seafood, Pete Miller's Seafood & Prime Steak is a living tribute to the colorful life of Harold “Pete” Miller. Miller grew up an avid hunter, studied History in college, and earned a Purple Heart as a marine in WWII. He even spent time slinging hats, before eventually settling on becoming a music salesman—a profession that would ignite his love of jazz and lead him to the rhythm-rich city of Chicago. Once settled, he discovered the Davis Street Fishmarket in Evanston where he became a regular, albeit outspoken, patron. He incessantly offered recommendations and recipe suggestions, eventually inciting the chef to hand him an apron and shout, “Do it yourself if you think you know so much!” Miller accepted the challenge and kicked off his culinary career with his usual flair and spontaneity.

Today, the pair of restaurants proudly carrying his name keep his legacy alive, hosting live jazz almost every night of the week, just like he would have wanted. In addition to the regular dinner menu, which features the likes of whole steamed lobsters and bone-in fillets, there’s also a bar menu that boasts more casual eats, such as burgers and sandwiches dressed in khaki slacks. The Wheeling location’s 250-seat patio features a granite bar with room for 50 people, as well as three huge fireplaces.

1557 Sherman Ave
Evanston,
IL
US

After the art of beading wrapped up Ayla Phillips Pizzo in its colorful embrace, she followed her passion to open Ayla's Originals, eventually creating her own line of jewelry, Ayla's Own, which has been featured in the Field Museum. On the walls of Ayla's shop, strings of Czech glass beads, gemstones, shells, and African beads boast enough colors to represent a rainbow or pay homage to a crayon collection. Filling the shop's floor space, cases brim with marcasite silver, oblong chunks of turquoise, and polished emeralds and sapphires. Bauble-stringing beginners can participate in regular classes taught by talented and worldly jewelry smiths that concentrate on various curricula, from creating dewdrop bracelets to wire wrapping the hands of a diamond-store security guard.

1511 Sherman Ave
Evanston,
IL
US

The style-sensitive staff at Gigi Bottega match patrons with chic and contemporary dresses, tops, and jackets. Options from more than 20 brands, such as Ketz-ke clothing and Stella & Dot accessories, are curated with a couture aesthetic and priced to accommodate a variety of budgets. Inside the bright-walled clothing boutique, the spindly limbs of stylish plants extend upwards from colored pottery amidst racks of seasonal body dressing.

612 Davis Street
Evanston,
Illinois
US

The highly trained technicians at Duxler Complete Auto Care tinker and tweak vehicular devices to keep them running, rolling, and stopping safely. During the 45-minute process, a certified mechanic will perform an oil change (a $10 value) to exorcise demonic motor oil from engines and replace it with up to five quarts of blessedly standard oil (a $12.95 value). Along with topping off all fluids, each oil change includes a complimentary vehicle inspection, in which experienced minds check the tires, brakes, suspension, steering components, wiper function, warning lamps, lights, and exhaust system for any underlying issues or cable-chewing gremlins. For a smoother ride and to extend the lifespan of automobiles' fireproof feet, tire rotation is also included (a $20 value).

2620 Green Bay Rd
Evanston,
IL
US