Shopping in Merrillville

50% Off

Schererville

$30 $15

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

Half Off Vitamins and Supplements

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Nutritional supplements, such as pre-exercise tablets and fish oil, bolster personal health and increase workout benefits

75% Off a Full, Queen, or King Mattress

Valparaiso

$200 $50

Get your best night’s sleep in American-made mattress sets from iMattress, Laura Ashley, and Backsense; add features such as cooling EcoGel

Up to 54% Off Custom-Printed T-shirts

Peotone

$130 $60

Garment-printing company with 35 years of experience customizes T-shirts for events, businesses, and other entities

Up to 55% Off Italian Foods from Formella Gourmet

Countryside

$20 $10

Since 1909, Formella family members have preserved original Sicilian recipes, using garlic, fresh tomatoes and vegetables, and rich cheeses

$10 for Used CDs & DVDs

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Tens of thousands of used DVDs, CDs, video games, and used electronics guaranteed to work like new

Up to 52% Off Tuxedo Rental and Purchases

Oak Forest

$150 $79

Prep for a prom, wedding, or other black-tie event with a rental, new, or used black tuxedo

Up to 52% Off E-Cigs and Accessories at Smokes Club

Tinley Park

$40 $20

Tobacco specialists offer smokers an array of electronic cigarettes, accessories, and flavors

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

$10 for Batteries at Interstate All Battery Center

Oak Lawn

$20 $10

Wide range of batteries for consumer electronics, vehicles, watches, and hearing aids

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 69% Off Mattress Sets

Michigan City

$999.99 $399

Brand-new, factory-sealed pillow-top mattress sets allow for a comfy night's rest with a variety of comfort levels; box spring included

43% Off Athletic Clothing at Boombah

Multiple Locations

$30 $17

Compression shirts can help speed recovery time, football and soccer cleats improve performance, helmets and gloves keep athletes safe

$50 for $200 Toward Mattresses

Orland Park

$200 $50

Wide selection of overstock, discontinued, and slightly irregular mattresses from major brands at deep discounts

Half Off Footwear at Flip Flop Shops

Orland Square Mall

$24 $12

Brand-name sandals, flip-flops, and sunglasses for women, men, and kids

50% Off Women's Clothing and Accessories

Mokena

$20 $10

Boutique stocks everything from infinity scarves to special-occasion dresses; statement jewelry and sweaters

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

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

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

50% Off Suits, Dresses, and Eveningwear at Suit Plus More

Hillside

$30 $15

Customers can pick up stylish threads and accessories for men, women, and kids

50% Off Services

Broadview

$16 $8

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

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Baums Natural Foods assists customers in achieving whole health with a broad range of vitamins, natural products, and a wellness center where they can relax and tidy up their bodily living space. Remove toxins from the bottom up during a 30-minute ionic foot cleansing, as technicians immerse soles in a warm bath of water charged with negative and positive ions. The gentle current draws out toxins out through pedial pores, busting heavy metals and environmental detritus bent on slowing circulation, dampening energy levels, and hindering the body’s natural ability to transmit telegraph signals. Clients walk out on newly lightened tootsies and may notice decreased pain and inflammation in other body parts in the wake of the soak.

407 W 81st Ave
Merrillville,
IN
US

During the Cold War, anything could happen. The US military's response to this reality was to ring every major metropolitan area with defensive missile bases that could launch Nike antiaircraft supersonic missiles at any time. The goal was to make attacking the United States so costly that the Soviets would not dare try. One of the roughly 20 bases defending the Chicago area was Nike Missile Base C-47, a 14-acre site built between 1954 and 1956. Surrounded by 8-foot-tall cyclone fences, the base housed three underground concrete bunkers, three launchers, five radar towers, a fallout shelter, and day barracks.

Today, the Cold War is safely tucked in the nation's memory, but much of C-47 still remains. However, instead of military personnel coming and going throughout their 24-hour shifts, it's paintball and Airsoft players who creep along the 10 sprawling fields, simulating the warfare that luckily never occurred on the base. The terrain includes many of the original features—such as a mess hall, army barracks, and satellite towers, which host strategic meetings and midbattle naps. Referees enforce special safety rules for minors to keep games safe and organized.

318 Main St
Hobart,
IN
US

In 1910, when apothecaries regularly doled out narcotics and opiates for issues such as headaches or nausea, Joseph Meyer was planting natural alternatives to the questionable contents of the brown bottles. Through research, careful tending of herbs and medicinal plants, and labor negotiations with garden-gnome unions, Meyer's small operation grew steadily. He acquired a tract of land on the Little Calumet River where he grew medicinal plants and cultivated flora. Eventually, the tract of land was finished with an English gabled building and given a name: Indiana Botanic Gardens, Inc.

More than a century after Meyer actualized his vision of providing natural health alternatives, his family continues to champion his idea. They curate an ever-expanding inventory that includes vitamins, nutritional supplements, and bulk herbals—all of which may be purchased both in-store and online.

3401 W 37th Ave
Hobart,
IN
US

Auto Fix draws on their parent company's deep wells of experienced, ASE-certified technicians to staff their seven garages in Illinois and Indiana. The full-service shops keep cars running with oil changes and thorough vehicle check ups, and they routinely flush power steering, radiator, and transmission fluids. Having spent years working with vehicles, Auto Fix technicians can repair any part of the car from the suspension to the fuel system. They're confident in their repairs as well, offering any client a 12-month or 12,000-mile guarantee on each fix. The team also renders problem-precluding services such as full safety inspections, shocks and struts service, and tire rotation—which does not mean enforcing who’s up next on the backyard tire swing.

3592 N. Hobart Rd. (Rt 51)
Hobart,
IN
US

The specialists at It's About Time Watch Repair keep wrists stylish and time-telling accessories in good working order. The outfit specializes in all forms of general watch repair, such as changing batteries or attaching new straps to replace worn-out bands of masking tape. The shop also purveys paracord survival bracelets hand made from World War II-era parachute rope that boast a tensile strength of 550 pounds.

109 E 3rd St
Hobart,
IN
US

Antonio and Rosa DeRosa came from a long line of merchants who sold Italian staples such as pasta, olive oil, and wine in Montedecoro, Italy. The family was well known around Naples for these provisions, and when Antonio and Rosa immigrated to America in 1926, they stocked their business, DeRosa Imports, with these same Old World staples.

Today, grandson Anthony DeRosa runs the shop, where he upholds tradition by importing extra-virgin Sicilian olive oil, Italian espresso, and pastas ranging from rigatoni to gnocchi. Over time, the family has expanded their selection to include products from countries such as Croatia and Serbia. Artisanal pickles, sauces, and jams infused with rose hips or sour cherries line the shelves, along with bottles of wine to pair with dinner or pour on thirsty houseplants.

118 N Broad St
Griffith,
IN
US