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Events in Chicago to Shop Local & Handmade for the Holidays

5 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 2017. We make shopping local fun and easy!

Black Friday + Small Business Saturday at Squasht Boutique
November 24 @ 11:00 am – November 25 @ 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. SHOP ONLINE! You can also shop online using the following coupon codes:

  • SMALLBIZSAT10 – 10% Off Jewlery
  • SMALLBIZSAT15 – 15% Off Clothes and Hats
  • 10SQUASHTBUCKS – $10 Gift Card for Future Purchase (with $100 spent)
  • 25SQUASHTBUCKS – $25 Gift Card for Future Purchase (with $200 spent)


Made in Chicago Market
December 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 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!

One of A Kind Show Chicago
*Complimentary Passes Available*
December 7 @ 11:00 am – December 10 @ 5:00 pm
TheMart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago’s Favorite Holiday Shopping Event! The 17th annual One of a Kind Show, Holiday Edition, returns December 7-10, 2017 with more than 600 talented artists from across North America and thousands of original handmade gift options.

West Town Winterfest at Squasht Boutique
December 9 @ 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.

Extended Holiday Hours + Happy Hour Shopping at Squasht Boutique
December 19 – December 23
Squasht Boutique, 2556 W. Chicago Ave
We will be open until 8:00pm from December 19th – December 23rd to make shopping local as convenient as possible! And enjoy complimentary beer and wine from 5:00pm to 8:00pm that week for Happy Hour Shopping!

Christmas Eve – Sunday Dec 24th – OPEN from 11am – 4pm
Christmas Day – Monday Dec 25 – CLOSED
New Years Day – Monday Jan 1 – CLOSED




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