The Serendipity Resale Shop, located in downtown Naperville, is operated by Little Friends, an organization that serves both children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.
One of the things that makes shopping in downtown Naperville so special is the presence of locally owned, one of a kind boutiques such as Little Luxuries. This quaint little shop offers unique home decor pieces, accessories, as well as antique and vintage items.
You don’t have too spend too much time in Naperville to notice that this is a city that loves their dogs! Fortunately for Naperville residents, there is a shop located downtown that caters to their beloved pets.
Two Bostons is a locally owned pet boutique owned by married couple Andy and AdreAnne Tesene. The shop was named after the couple’s two pet Boston Terriers. This little pet boutique offers a full line of pet food and wellness products, as well as a full line of grooming products for your furry friends. There are also fun items available such as toys, clothing, and even specially baked gourmet treats.
There is a little boutique located in downtown Naperville since 2006 known as Lil’ J’s Bohemia: A Grateful Shop that offers shoppers a refreshing change of pace from chain style retail outlets.
This is the kind of locally owned business where the owner is there to greet you as you walk in, where you will hear the Grateful Dead playing softly in the background, and where the aroma of incense fills the air. It’s a place full of retro style clothing that is a flashback from the hippie era that makes you wish you could take a trip back in time.
Lil’ J’s Bohemia is definitely the place to go to satisfy your “inner hippie”.
Second Chance Resale Shop is a thrift shop located in Naperville, Il that is owned and operated by Family Shelter Services, an organization that offers help and counseling to victims of domestic violence. Second Chance offers a unique way to support the efforts of Family Shelter Service, while providing residents with a lovely selection of gently used clothing for all sizes and age ranges, household items, linens, fashion accessories, jewelry, antiques, collectibles, and more.
With the world full of large “chain” bookstores, it’s rare these days to find a local hometown bookstore. Naperville is very fortunate to have Anderson’s Bookshop, located right in the heart of downtown.
Here you will find not only a large selection of books, but also a great toy selection, as well as numerous gift ideas. Anderson’s also hosts several book signing events throughout the year in which popular authors come into the store and other community locations and personally sign their latest works for the customers.
Drop your cell phone and it’s now got a cracked screen? Or does your computer have a virus or crashed hard drive? Regardless of what happened, it needs to be fixed. UBreakIFix can help!
UBreakIFix is an electronics repair shop. Not only do they repair all smartphones, but also tablets, game systems, and computers (both PCs and Macs) too!
A gift store in the heart of downtown Naperville, the Naperville General Store sells a little bit of everything – both useful and fun items; “gourmet” food (such as Rothschild Farms) and “homey” foods (such as Whistle Stop Foods); kitchen items, bath & body care, candles & home scents, toys & games, retro candy, and many fun gift items including funny signs for the home, whimsical home office items, “penny” candy, and women’s accessories. [Read more…]
As you drive through the streets of Naperville, you may notice several popular pharmacy chains that are quite common in most Illinois cities. However, Naperville has something that most cities no longer have: a local pharmacy that has been a part of this community since 1875.
Oswald’s Pharmacy was originally located in historic downtown Naperville and moved to its current location in 2004. [Read more…]
Serenity. Peace. Tranquility. Relaxation.
Four common words one strives for when looking to fulfill an hour, day, or weekend of indulgence. If you are a Naperville resident or just visiting, look no further than Spa Lane for that quick retreat of pampering. Whether you have specific skin needs, are in search of someone who can provide services on an ongoing basis, or need maintenance service, Elena Bryant, owner of Spa Lane, is your go to esthetician. Self-owned and operated, Elena has the ability to work with you on a one-on-one basis and provide attention to your specific needs. I had the pleasure of speaking with Elena and learning more about Spa Lane.
Elena Bryant, Spa Lane Owner, Interview:
What is your background and experience?
I have been in the salon and spa business since I was 16 years old! I fell in love with the passion, purpose, and energy of the business and knew it was where I wanted to always be. [Read more…]