Fashion Focus: Find the perfect boutique for you

By Lauren Pinkston

October 2, 2013

Dominican University is surrounded by a variety of shopping locations, which cater to every girl’s fancy. Boutiques seem to be on every corner in Oak Park and Forest Park. Each store carries diverse merchandise to satisfy every woman’s style. Here are some of the most unique and trendy boutiques in the area:

Girlicious: For Fun-Loving Fashion

7508 W. Madison St. 


Forest Park, IL  60130

This boutique has a vivacious vibe and offers high-end, fun looks at a fair price. Not only are the items exclusive, there are consistent specials that may include “buy one, get one for half off.” Or, on special days, you may receive a free accessory with your purchase. Girlicious is the perfect place to go for a night out with the girls for a birthday or bachelorette party. Owner of Girlicious Ivy Ippolito Foreman, describes it as “an adult Libby Lou; every girl’s fantasy boutique.”

Trends: For Price Conscious Couture

810 North Boulevard


Oak Park, IL 60301

This consignment store offers gently used, well-made designer items at a fraction of the cost. Manager Amanda Romano shares, “We often get pieces in that [they] were just on the retail racks a few months ago.” Not only is Trends a great place to buy clothes, but you can also sell your lightly-used clothing and accessories. This allows a constant flow of new stock, so there are new items on the racks every day.

Team Blonde: For Fashionable Philanthropy