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Events in Chicago to Shop Local & Handmade for the Holidays

8 Events in Chicago to Shop Local & Handmade for the Holidays

There are a ton of amazing events happening in Chicago this holiday season! Our favorites involve shopping local, handmade and small! Squasht is proud to be participating in some awesome Chicago shopping events, where you’ll find unique holiday gifts from makers in and around Chicago.

Check out ChooseChicago.org for a more complete list of all the holiday shopping events in Chicago. Then, swing by the shop, say hello, and peruse our brand new collections of apparel, jewelry and accessories for Fall / Winter 2016. We make shopping local fun and easy!

Black Friday + Small Business Saturday at Squasht Boutique
November 25 @ 11:00 am – November 26 @ 7:00 pm
Squasht Boutique, 2556 W. Chicago Ave
Shop Squasht Boutique on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday for great deals!  We’ll be open from 11am – 7pm with 10% off Jewelry, 15% off Clothing, $10 Gift Card with $100 Purchase and $25 Gift Card with $200 Purchase.

Wild Onion Black Friday Night Market at Cole’s Bar
November 25 @ 6:00 pm
Cole’s Bar, 2200 N California Ave
Wild Onion is a music & night market featuring Chicago artisans & musicians, celebrating the DIY spirit of the city, & providing spaces for it to grow.

One of A Kind Show Chicago
*Complimentary Passes Available*
December 1 @ 11:00 am – December 4 @ 5:00 pm
TheMart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago’s Favorite Holiday Shopping Event! The 16th annual One of a Kind Show, Holiday Edition, returns December 1-4, 2016 with more than 600 talented artists from across North America and thousands of original handmade gift options.

Extended Holiday Hours at Squasht Boutique
December 1 @ 12:00 pm – December 24 @ 5:00 pm
Squasht Boutique, 2556 W. Chicago Ave
We will be open 7 days a week from December 1st – December 24th to make shopping local as convenient as possible! Check our blog post for exact hours.

Gift Chicago at Squasht Boutique
December 3 @ 11:00 am – December 4 @ 5:00 pm
Squasht Boutique, 2556 W. Chicago Ave
During the weekend of December 3-4, 2016, participating shops will be offering special promotions and giveaways as a “thank you” for supporting small business and local artisans. Give the gift of locally-made & locally-bought this holiday season

Chicago Art Girls Holiday Show
December 10 @ 11:00 am – December 11 @ 5:00 pm
Alexander Graham Bell School, 3730 N Oakley Ave
The Pop Up is a great opportunity to shop locally, meet the artists, and kick off  the holidays. Emboldened by this positive local camaraderie, we decided to pool our strengths together to put on POP-UP SHOPS, showcasing our talents while promoting LOCAL HANDMADE ART & CRAFT.

West Town Winterfest at Squasht Boutique
December 10 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm    
Squasht Boutique, 2556 W. Chicago Ave
West Town invites you to “Shop the Blocks” of West Town as over 20 stores show off their spirit this holiday shopping season as you follow the Winterfest shopping guide through the neighborhood. Participating retailers will feature one of a kind items, special promotions, trunk sales, and other holiday wares.

Made in Chicago Market
December 18 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm    
Local 130 Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 W Washington
The Made in Chicago Market is back! It’s a fun celebration of all things DIY—showcasing some of the best apparel, housewares, and food and drink that Chicago has to offer! Shop local and support your neighborhood makers. Free admission! Free parking!

Starry Holiday Dresses from Squasht


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