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Sunday, November 25, 2012
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Are you gearing up to let your fingers do the walking on Cyber Monday?
La Grange residents who didn’t want to brave the crowds on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday still have one more big chance to save courtesy of Cyber Monday. Similar to the two other major shopping events, Cyber Monday differs in that consumers don’t have to leave the comfort of their own homes (or offices) to take advantage of some pretty big pre-holiday deals. All the bargains laid out for Cyber Monday are for online shoppers only. So how can you find the best deals online this Cyber Monday? While most major retailers that have an online presence aren’t tipping their hats on their online deals just yet, many have splash pages set up that they're inviting shoppers to bookmark in advance of the Nov. 26 shopping holiday. Here are just…
Friday, November 23, 2012
Tips for getting the presents they want without having to hoof it from La Grange to the North Pole.
Santa’s awesome, but he doesn’t always deliver the hottest toys of the season on demand to La Grange, no matter how nicely we ask. If the kids – or wannabe kids – in your life happen to have their hearts set on presents that are hard to come by, it can be torturous running from store to store only to find what they really want just isn’t available. Whether your little girl has her sights on the latest Lalaloopsy, your son wants a Hot Wheels R/C Terrain Twister or that “big baby” in your life is yearning for a copy of Halo 4, here are some ideas on how to track down what’s in demand without putting miles and miles on your vehicle in the process: Tips for Shopping in Town If you hate ordering online and love the gratification of being able …
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Last week's two shopping guides didn't cover the thriving antique market in La Grange.
I'm the daughter of an antique dealer. It was a fun childhood filled with going to auctions and antique stores. My bedroom furniture was ever changing. I would just get everything settled and my mom would tell me, "Empty the dresser, I'm putting it in the shop." Because of this, I do not have antiques in my home. I do however, love visiting antique shops and appreciate antiques. I forgot to include antiques in my shopping guides last week—so, here it is: We have a gem of an antique mall in La Grange, all under one roof. Jackson Square Mall, 112 E. Burlington Ave., has multiple antique dealers in their "antique" building. When you walk into the building, designed and built to be a furniture storage warehouse, you can get the full history of…