100 Buy-Local Shopping Stops

Why settle for the mall when our region has so many great shops? Ditch the road traffic and instead experience a day on the rails, stopping in at several downtown shopping districts along the Metra lines.

Spring Fashion: A Playful Palette

Stand out like spring blossoms this season, with vibrant prints and bold blouses.

Shop Local For the Holidays: 2014 Gift Guide

Your search for that perfect, unique gift idea ends here. We’ve searched high and low for one-of-a-kind items for the entire family, and you’ll find them only inside these independent retail stores.

Makeup Tips: How to Frame Your Eyes

Ever wonder how to get your eye makeup looking just right? The gals at Arch Apothecary, in Rockford, offer some simple tips for framing your eyes just right.

Sultry in the Streets: NWQ Winter Fashion

Tour the shops along Wells Street, in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood, while exploring this season’s hottest looks.

Arch Apothecary

6876 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, Ill.
(815) 639-9515

Additional locations in Chicago’s Old Town Neighborhood and Madison, Wis.