Tag: boutique

Shop Small Day 238: Bella Roba

My biggest pet peeve of any store, big or small, is being ignored. A simple “hello” or “I’ll be right with you” speaks volumes to me about a store’s customer service. I have to say, though, I had the best store welcome EVER when I found Bella Roba. Seriously, how could you resist going into... Read more »

Shop Small Day 237: Two Shopaholics Boutique

Here’s tip for checking out new stores while you’re out with the husband and kids. Stop at The Popcorn Shop first. Then, they’re happy strolling through town with their penny candy and popcorn, and you can duck in and out of stores kid-free! That’s how I discovered Two Shopaholics Boutique. This boutique is really several... Read more »

Shop Small Day 225: En Vogue Boutique

Who’s ready for a little retail therapy?! There’s a new consignment shop in town. Remember a while ago when I introduced you to Posh Style: Fashion & Decor Boutique? Her sister just opened her own place…En Vogue! I think it may be dangerous that this one is so close to my house. En Vogue Boutique... Read more »
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Shop Small Day 192: Fuschia

Who says it’s impossible to shop adorable boutiques without spending a fortune? You just need to know when to shop. And, this weekend’s Glen Ellyn Sidewalk Sales are the perfect time hit Fuschia. I’ve always been drawn to boutiques because, generally, lesser known brands often mean higher quality. Since I don’t shop often, I don’t... Read more »

Shop Small Day 161: Updates-some new, some closed

Over the past 5 1/2 months I have found some amazing businesses. Unfortunately, as many of you know, having a fabulous small shop and staying in business against the huge chains is a different story. There’s been a few changes to some of the stores I’ve written about, so just wanted to give you some... Read more »

Day 106: Jeans and a Cute Top

Since the sun was actually shining today, I decided to hit a couple new stores after my trip to Lemon Tree Grocer. It also helped that I had a $15 coupon for Jeans and a Cute Top burning a hole in my pocket! I also thought that maybe a new spring top would help bring... Read more »
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Shop Small Day 95: Me Tu Boutique

UPDATE (9-28-13) Me Tu is now under new ownership and a new name, Me Tu Boutique Bella. They are no longer affiliated with the Morris location. Same trendy concept, more affordable prices! Sometime during the span of having my kids, jeans went from a $40 off the Gap rack staple to a $198 investment. I’m... Read more »