Christmas Shopping in Winnetka - West Elm

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Christmas Shopping in Winnetka - Keep it Local!
West Elm

There are just some things that need to be purchased in a big box store - electronics, computers, brand names, or outdoor equipment.  But for almost everything else, there is a store in Winnetka that can meet your needs.  In fact, Winnetka has 50 retail stores scattered throughout its three shopping areas:  Hubbard Woods, East Elm, and West Elm.  

Shopping locally has been touted for years as a way cut down on driving, keep the money and taxes in town, and discover hidden treasures that no mall could possibly have (or if it did, you'd need a sturdy pair of walking shoes, a backpack for provisions, water . . .)  Here's what else it means to whittle your list down in your own town:

  • Local stores are more tailored to local tastes and the small business owner is the one choosing his wares, as opposed to corporate buyers who buy for chains
  • Small retail outlets are more environmentally friendly - some sell cool recycled or local craft work.
  • Local stores want you to be happy with your purchase and are more likely to be helpful



Winnetka Shopping in West Elm (west of Green Bay Road)

Ellen's on Elm - 841 Elm St., 847-441-5244   - formerly Multiple Choices, this wonderful gift store
Ellen's On Elm - Winnetka ILoffers a great selection of gifts for all ages.

Noah's Ark Pet Store -  831 Elm St., 847-784-0125 - come on!  Everyone's pet needs a special little something this year!

Book Stall - 811 Elm St., 847-446-8880.  What they don't have they can order and you'll get lots of good recommendations from the attentive and well-read staff.

Francis Heffernan - 810 Elm, 847-446-2112.    4500 sq. ft of upscale clothing for your most discerning giftees.

Village Toy Shop   807 Elm St., 847-446-7990.  Classic and new toys can be found in this village favorite - free gift wrapping and lots of suggestions.

T.L. Fritts Sporting Goods - 560 Chestnut St., 847-446-6694.  Sporting goods and bicycle shop which offers a huge selection of  items including school mascot clothing, baseball, games, diving equipment and lessons, lacross, football, and just about everything your athlete may want/need.

Bleacher's Sports - 557 Chestnut St., 847-441-7767 - Totally different from T.L. Fritts  - this is a sports memorobilia and baseball card store with lots of signed jerseys and photos.

Kaehler Luggage and Travel Goods
- 553 Chestnut St., 847-501-3990.  Great selection of luggage and travel related items including comfortable travel clothes.

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Hubbard Woods Shopping



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Chris "The Loan Ranger" McBrearty, NMLS 274079
People's Mortgage Company - Rancho Bernardo, CA
FHA, VA, USDA, Loan Officer and Educator

localism = name of the

Dec 04, 2010 04:20 AM #1
Chris "The Loan Ranger" McBrearty, NMLS 274079
People's Mortgage Company - Rancho Bernardo, CA
FHA, VA, USDA, Loan Officer and Educator

localism = name of the game

Dec 04, 2010 04:21 AM #2
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Love patronizing local stores when I can.  We have a great pet food store locally that carries the very specific food that our cats need to eat.  And if you need something specific they don't have, they'll order it.

Dec 04, 2010 08:42 AM #3
Joseph Michalski
Precision Home Inspection - Souderton, PA
PA Home Inspector

Buying local is so important!  I love the touches you added, and think this is agreat idea that all agents shold promote for their hometowns.  Well done!

Dec 04, 2010 01:15 PM #4
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