Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Alcala's Boutique first opened their doors on October 21, 2013. It was opened by two sisters Elia Alcala and Linda Alcala. Alcala's Boutique is a small clothing shop located in Chicago's Ukranian Village. We offer one of a kind jewelry, shoes, boots, bags, and home decor items. In our store you will find Alcala's private label made by hand.To be worn mainly with attitude! A lot of love goes into every single step to create our boots,shoes, and bags. High quality is ensured by the attention given to model construction and the strong manual component that characterizes the production.
People shop with us because it is an experience.
The two sisters began their take from Alcala's Western Wear, where they inherited the retail ins and outs from their Family Business. As they grew older, they then decided to branch out with Alcala's Collection. Our history and heritage go into every stitch of our boots, shoes, and bags.
"At our boutique we strive to make women feel comfortable and beautiful. People shop with us because it is an experience. We love to talk and cater to our customers. Everything is hand picked with detail and care."
- Alcala's Sisters