Small, independent businesses are the essence of any community and enhance the beautiful towns and villages in a variety of aspects. In Arlington Heights, this couldn’t be more true!
Walking the streets of downtown Arlington Heights, you pass a variety of adorable coffee shops, unique boutiques with one of a kind items, a variety of delicious cuisine offerings from family owned restaurants, spa like businesses to indulge in some pampering, and trendy bars for a cocktail (or two). During the holiday season, many may equate this beautiful downtown area to walking into a Hallmark Christmas Movie with all the beautiful décor lining the streets, as well as the store front windows.
During the holiday season and throughout the year, consider showing your support of small, independent businesses and the valuable contribution they make to the community, as well as the economy.
Here is just a little peak at what you can find in Downtown Arlington Heights:
For the Home & Hostess:
Holiday décor, hostess gifts, unigue & beautiful home accessories fill many of these boutiques. Stepping inside Brackett & Co and the Eiffel Flower, you will feel the Christmas Magic as the stores are beaming with beautiful décor, home accents and gifts. Offering more than fine wine, Vintages Fine Wine custom creates custom wine baskets and has a variety of fun gifts for the entertainer on your list.
Brackett & Co ~ 13 W Campbell Street
Eiffel Flower ~ 11 W Campbell Street
Vintages Fine Wine ~ 32 S Evergreen Avenue
Thrill Vintage ~ 11 E Campbell Street
Clothing, Accessories & Gifts:
The gorgeous clothing, accessories and unique gifts in the store fronts of these boutiques will pull you right in! Once inside these lovely boutiques, you will find yourself becoming a frequent customer and unable to decide just which gift to buy. Or is someone on your list looking for a cute new pair of shoes to complete their wardrobe, Arlington Heights offers a great shoe store also!
A la Mode Collections ~ 13 E Campbell Street
Charisma ~ 5 E Campbell Street
Le Obsession Boutique ~ 16 S Dunton Avenue
Tootsies Shoes ~ 40 S Dunton Avenue
Upstairs Boutique & Gifts ~ 7 E Campbell Street
For Self-Care & Well Being:
New to Arlington Heights, The Salt Escape not only offers a relaxing and rejuvenating salt cave experience, but a large variety of natural & holistic gifts. Think body scrubs, salt lamps, plush blankets, sea salts, essential oils and so much more. Beware, once you step inside….you may not want to leave!
The Salt Escape ~ 70 S Arlington Heights Road (behind CMX movie theater)
For the Crafters:
If crafting and painting is what they enjoy, give the gift of an experience. From wood signs to pottery, these locations have you covered. Woodcrafters DIY Studio also offers grab n go signs, so stop in and take a peek!
Thrown Elements Pottery ~ 260 N Evergreen Avenue
Woodcrafters DIY Studio ~ 28 S Evergreen Avenue
For the Jewelry Lover:
Downtown Arlington Heights offers a variety of long-standing family owned jewelry stores offering a stunning selection of jewelry, watches and trinkets. You will also find Pandora for the charm bracelet collectors on your list at Keswick Jewelers.
Flaherty Jewelers ~ 22 S Evergreen Avenue
Keswick Jewelers ~ 69 S Evergreen Avenue
Mitchell’s Jewelers ~ 10 N Dunton Avenue
Persin & Robbin ~ 24 S Dunton Avenue
These are just a small taste of the many amazing and independently owned stores adding a strong contribution to the beautiful Village of Arlington Heights. Support these hard-working owners and grab your cup o’ joe, shop til you drop and then indulge in a delicious meal at one of the many family owned restaurants! Happy Shopping!