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Little shops popping up in time for holiday shopping

Holiday shopping season officially begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, when every unused nook and cranny will temporarily be filled with businesses.

The Pop-Up Shops program started in the 2013 holiday shopping season. This year, 32 shops feature arts, crafts, food, clothing and home decor will be open in four downtown locations and one spot on Governors Highway from Oct. 16 through Dec. 20, according to a news release from the village.

“What we love about the Pop-Up Shops is the positive energy it brings to Homewood, the assortment of pieces, the quality of the items, but most of all the sense of community it brings out,” said Anna Devries, village public relations and marketing coordinator.

Pop-Up locations include 2023 Ridge Road, 2045 Ridge Road, 2049 Ridge Road, 18306 Govenors Highway, and 18065 Harwood Ave.

Pop-Up Shops do not replace Homewood’s vibrant and faithful brick-and-mortars, who offer new items year-round, village officials said. Pop-Up Shops are designed to create new interest and energy within the district and increased foot traffic in an effort to benefit existing businesses and drive local consumers to shop local.

All Pop-Ups have the same dates and hours; select Pop-Ups will be open Christmas week for special holiday promotions. Shops will be open Thursday and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pop-Up Shops are operated and managed independent of the Village of Homewood, so shoppers who have questions about merchandise or anything about shop operation should contact vendors directly. The managing vendor of each shop is listed at the top under each Pop-Up Shop address.

[Note: Vendor list updated Oct. 24.]

2045 Ridge Road, Homewood, IL

Alli B & Company
Allison Burnett
[email protected]
     Jewelry, scarves, furniture, vintage jewelry and artifacts.

Nance’s Treasures
Nance Beele
[email protected]
     Collectibles, antiques and Christmas items.

14th Street Vintage
Bettie McReynold-Milligan
[email protected]
     Vintage clothing, accessories, barware, small furnishings, collectibles, home decor.

Doughney Designs
Tim & Renee Doughney
[email protected]
     Specialty hand painted items and candles.

Lowla Bug Designs
Laura Scales Ashlock
[email protected]
     Hand knit scarves, hats and accessories.

Floral Treasures by Martene
Martene Cunnane
[email protected]
     Seasonal décor, antiques, handmade and repurposed items.

Homewood Kitchen Garden
Kate Duff & Nancy
[email protected]
     Soaps, lip balm, body wash and lotion bars.

Art Corner
Pam Lau
[email protected]
     Framed artwork, unframed artwork, frames and art supplies

Thomas Photographic
Angela Thomas
[email protected]
     Framed and unframed artwork, portraits and prints.

Front Door Feng Shui
Liz Frerichs-Camacho
[email protected]
     Feng shui services, Spherical hanging crystals and locally made artisan jewelry.

18065 Harwood Avenue, Homewood, IL

Julie Smith
Paula Quanstrom
Suzy Moore
Julie Lawton
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
     Home décor, florals, painted furniture, gift items.

Sitting Pretty Studio
Lisa Kahley
[email protected]
     Upholstered vintage furniture, sold as is or reupholstered in a modern fabric, upholstery services.

Happy Sew Lucky
Diane Matthews
[email protected]
     Handmade Christmas tress skirts, pennant banners, fabric tote bags, pencil cases, jewelry.

Hermosa by Carolyn
Carolyn Chou
8 Bit Boom
[email protected]
     Layered necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

Black Olive Vintage
Mike Recker
[email protected]
     Vintage lighting, accessories & furniture, focusing on mid-century modern, re-purposed items as functional art.

Bakewell Bakery
Patricia and Alan Ledsham
[email protected]
     Traditional English sweet, savory food and British baked goods.

Knotty Knits Design
Gail Stamps
[email protected]
     Knit and crochet / felted wearables.

Handmade Heaven
Kafina Smith
[email protected]
     All natural soaps and body products and jewlery.

2023 Ridge Road, Homewood, IL

Wink & Belle
Dodi Wians
[email protected]
     Clothing, lots of antiques, home décor, vintage, up-cycled items and painted furniture.

Charmed by Mary
Mary MacLeod
[email protected]
     Jewelry, charms, necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

Mindy McLean
     Painted items, horseshoe artwork.

18360 Governors Hwy, Cherry Creek Plaza, Homewood, IL

Her Closet
Rose Demko
[email protected]
     Clothing (women/men/teens), jewelry and handbags.

Great Estates Collectibles
GiGi Gumerson
[email protected]
     Antiques, furnitures, artwork, up-cycles items.

Dunnings Goumet Market
Maureen Mader
     Specialty foods, artisan jams and sweets.

Kluger Furs
Sue & Larry Kluger
[email protected]
     Furs(new and pre-owned), leathers, shearlings, accessories.

2049 Ridge Road, Homewood, IL

Kathy Blakemore
Pauline Hilliard
[email protected]
     Clothing, accessories, home décor, furniture, scarves, purses.

Related stories:
Pop-ups use empty storefronts in Homewood (Chicago Tribune, Dec. 8, 2013)

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