Ten Thousand Villages Chicago

Retail
121 North Marion Street, Oak Park, IL 60301 121 North Marion Street, Oak Park Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Closed All Hours
+17088484572
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  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Mon
    Closed
    Tue
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Wed
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Thu
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Fri
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Sat
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Report | 4 years ago
Owner was very pleasant and the store's display of products was laid out very nicely. This store is located in Evanston, IL and was a little to far for me to go but I will also check out the Oak Park, IL location which is a lot closer to me. Must check them out at your earliest opportunity; you won't be disappointed.
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Report | 4 years ago
A great place to go for unique gifts for all occasions. Everyone I have purchased gifts for from here has been thrilled. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I have been shopping with pleasure at the Evanston location for years.
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Report | 5 years ago
Great selection of products, very nice staff. A pleasure to shop in such a cute environment.
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Report | 5 years ago
Such a variety, well priced and friendly, knowledgable staff. Will be back again.
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Report | 5 years ago
Great Store!
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Report | 5 years ago
Very interesting store, interesting products.
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Report | 5 years ago
Ten Thousand Villages has many unique, hand-made items. The volunteers at the shop are exceedingly friendly and helpful. I love the atmosphere there. I love buying unusual and beautiful gifts for my family and friends.
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Report | 5 years ago
Very friendly and helpful staff
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Report | 5 years ago
They are always very friendly, knowledgeable about their products, reasonably priced and responsible. It is a fun place to shop and you feel good knowing where your money is going.
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Report | 5 years ago
I would recommend Ten Thousand Villages as a store, but not as a Groupon. I bought the Groupon with the intention of picking up early Christmas gifts as I often do there. I purchased 2 CDs which exactly made the $30 Groupon price. I wanted to receive gift receipts and make sure that if the recipients returned or exchanged their purchases that they would receive the price of the item. I was told one of the gift receipts would have zero value and the other would be $15 (price of one item). If I returned an item for the recipient, I would receive $7.50 - half the price of the item. I hope there is nothing wrong and that the recipients like their gifts. Why even bother with the Groupon?
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From Our Editors

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.

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Ten Thousand Villages Chicago

Sun
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon
Closed
Tue
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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