What the Traveler Saw

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1508 East 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615 1508 East 55th Street, Chicago Directions
Today 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Open All Hours
+17739555055
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Report | 3 years ago
LOVE IT .WILL SURE GO BACK
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Report | 3 years ago
I had an absolute ball shopping for a birthday present for my sister. There were all sorts of beautiful and unique personal and/or gift items; various kinds of pieces of art, clothing, travel and handbags, jewelry, mobiles, stationary and office paraphernalia, and more ... everything from different parts of the globe. I could hardly make a decision! I'LL BE BACK!!
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Report | 4 years ago
Lots of interesting things!
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Report | 4 years ago
I love this store! Laurel has a real eye for interesting and unique pieces. Some of my favorite jewelry and clothing has come from this store, and I often buy gifts for others there as well.
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Report | 4 years ago
A variety of new and consigned merchandise.
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It's a lovely gift shop.
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Nearly every experience in Laurel Stradford’s life led to the moment she opened her own store in 1999. As a child, she hung a map of the world on her bedroom wall and listened to the stories of Aladdin and One Thousand and One Nights, which inspired a lifelong interest in travel. She later worked as the executive director for special programs for Africa and Europe at Revlon International, which afforded her the opportunity to see the world and taught her how to speak to elephants in multiple languages. After penning a book about her overseas adventures titled What The Traveler Saw, Stradford opened a store with the same name. There she stocks internationally sourced candies, luggage, home decor, and clothing from countries including Morocco, India, Ghana, and Turkey. In many cases, proceeds from the items benefit their country of origin—bowls made in Indonesia aid in the tsunami-recovery effort, and a Haitian oil-drum sculpture benefits victims of the 2010 earthquake.

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