Where to Shop in Oak Park, Presented by The Emerson

By Danielle Cohen for The Emerson | January 18, 2018 | Sponsored Post

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Replete with can't-miss shops and boutiques, Oak Park proves that there's more shopping to be had in the Chicago area than just the Mag Mile. The Emerson (itself no slouch, touting ultra-convenient retailers such Target, Petsmart and more) breaks down some of the best finds in the area—it might be cold out, but it's always shopping season.

If you’re looking for new (or old!) reads…

Stop by The Book Table, home to a bounty of titles. Pick from new and used copies at bargain prices or grab yourself a tote bag by cartoonist Chris Ware. Be sure to bring the kids—the store has a designated children’s section perfect for cuddling up with a good book. 1045 Lake St., 708.386.9800

If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind local pieces…

Head to the Oak Park Visitors Center. The Center's “Urban Local Made” program boasts a trove of artwork and gifts from local creatives. Products include unique metalwork, handmade ceramics and more fun finds. 1010 Lake St., 708.848.1500

If you’re looking for the essentials…

Perfect for those residing at The Emerson, the newly opened small-format Target is located at the development and stocked with fresh groceries, a home department and other staples. In addition, this spot also features a CVS pharmacy and an on-site Starbucks, making this the perfect one stop shop for your everyday needs. 1129 Lake St., 708.622.9729

If you’re looking for gifts with a conscience…

Look no further than Ten Thousand Villages. The shop offers handmade pieces made by international artisans. Check out their unparalleled collection of jewelry, décor, and much more, all while helping support the non-profit, fair trade retailer. 121 N. Marion St., 708.848.4572

If you’re looking for presents for the kids…

Check out Geppetto's Toy Box, a European-inspired toy shop with an emphasis on wood and natural fiber toys that are fun and durable. 730 Lake St., 708.445.9906

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for her…

Oak Park Jewelers is your place. Providing exquisite baubles since 1984, this collection is perfect for all tastes and budgets. With a large selection of gemstones, diamonds, pearls and more, Oak Park Jewelers is the place to go for a custom piece. 101 S. Marion St., 708.383.9695

If you’re looking for a treat for your furry friend…

With its first location recently opened on the ground floor of The Emerson, The Groomery by PetSmart makes it easy and convenient to pick up a gift for your pet while they get pampered. Bring in your pet for a bath, haircut, nail trim, teeth brushing, and more, and be sure to peruse their retail section at the front of the store. 106 S Maple Ave., 708.622.9486

If you’re looking for something sweet…

Known for their ice cream doughnut sandwich, Firecakes Donuts has opened a new location within The Emerson, complete with a handful of tables and counter seating for those looking to dine in. The eatery features an extensive menu of donut flavors such as Tahitian vanilla iced, triple rich chocolate cake, coconut cream and even birthday cake to celebrate those special occasions. 104 N. Maple Ave., 708.948.7052

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