Thursday, November 22, 2012
Prep for the madness with help from Patch. We've got information on promotions at local malls, deals at Big Box retailers and helpful advice for navigating the shopping madness.
The holiday shopping season officially kicks off this Thanksgiving weekend. Are you ready? Some will hit the stores only hours after stuffing themselves with turkey on Thanksgiving night. While others will take the more traditional route and set their alarms for the early-morning Black Friday sales. There will also be deals to be had around town for Small Business Saturday — which is this Saturday and meant to highlight the many local businesses as an option for holiday shopping. And if you aren't all "shopped" out, Cyber Monday will kick of next week's work week. We have a round up of articles below that should help you navigate this year's shopping frenzy and hopefully, even help you snag a great deal.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Growing Cents of Style and Play On Sports Gear will combine forces and hold their consignment sales simultaneously this season.
Chicagoland’s largest children’s consignment sale is happening in the Barrington area this weekend. The seasonal Growing Cents of Style Sale will be held Oct. 6 and 7 at 22N102 Pepper Road in North Barrington. What started in 2006 by a Barrington mom looking to make some extra money has exploded into a very successful business. “I have four small children,” Welsh explained. “I started out with twins. It was one of those things where I had lots of doubles of everything. One to pass on, and one left over. I was trying to think about how I could make a little extra money as a stay at home mom and stumbled upon consignment sales.” The first sale started small with about 5,000 items and 35 consignors. This weekend’s sale will consist of nearly …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Yogen Fruz, Tilly's and Maurices are all slated to open in the coming months.
Three new stores are scheduled to open at Algonquin Commons in the coming months. Yogen Fruz will open in the former TeaGschwendner location; Tilly's — a surf- and skate-apparel retailer — will open between Justice and the Algonquin Commons guest relations center; and Maurices will move from its location at 714 S. Randall Road to the Algonquin Commons. Yogen Fruz Slated to Open in Former TeaGschwendner Location Yogen Fruz is moving into the former TeaGschwendner location, 1624 S. Randall Road. The owners of the location, Arsala Alam and her husband, Sabih, are very excited to open up shop. It is set to be the largest Yogen Fruz franchise in Illinois, covering 2,300 square feet, according to an email statement from Arsala. Yogen Fruz …
Friday, November 26, 2010
Some walked away with new computers while others were satisfied with simply stocking up on groceries.
The holiday shopping season has officially begun. At Best Buy this morning, cars swarmed the parking lot and shoppers were greeted by a friendly security guard who wished everyone a good morning. Inside, special discounts on televisions, iPods and computers lured prospective buyers. The store was well-staffed, but employees were not allowed to speak to reporters about the event. Some customers left the store empty-handed, but others, like Rocior Reynoso of Elgin, bought a new desktop computer and printer. This was not her first time shopping on Black Friday morning. "We look for the sales, and depending on what we need, that's what we go for," Reynoso said. She arrived at Best Buy at 5 a.m. and waited a half hour to enter the store, as the…