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10 TRENDS | West Suburban Women-Owned Businesses



West suburban Chicago is filled with many new and unique women-owned businesses. This month we feature the hottest trends and where to find them locally. You’re going to LOVE this list!

#1 | The Crystal Trend

NAPERVILLE–Natural healing has been a fast-moving trend for the last several years. Many have turned to the healing powers found in crystals that are thought to promote the flow of good energy and help rid the body and mind of negative energy for physical and emotional benefits. Crystals are touted as ancient forms of medicine and are believed to be powerful tools. These along with other mindful products are offered by Peace in Naperville.

#2 | The Sage Trend

NAPERVILLE–White sage smudge sticks with dried rose petals to help purify your space and bring calm and blessings to your life. Our white sage (salvia apiana) is grown on a small farm in Southern California and is sustainably harvested. Each sage smudge stick is hand-picked, dried, and carefully tied using only the highest quality California White Sage. Bright and vibrant dried rose petals are wrapped around the sage. Our fragrant sage burns well and smells fantastic.

#3 | The Local Concierge Trend

GENEVA–Life is busy. We all wish we had a duplicate or three. Wish we had carbon copies of ourselves to get all that we need to get done in a day or at least four arms to carry everything. Ubers, Shipt, delivery services are helpful but sometimes you just need a right-hand gal. The Curated Concierge in Geneva can customize services to fit your individual needs and lend a helping hand where needed.

#4 | The Gluten-Free Trend

HINSDALE–Gluten free dietary restrictions are becoming more common. Some do it out of necessity, some do it to feel better. Regardless of the reason, most people still love their sweet treats and pine for a great baked good without the gluten. Breads, muffins and coffee cakes, cookies and bars, cupcakes and custom cakes, and pies are just some of the delicious highlights on the list of gluten-free offerings at Sweet Ali’s in Hinsdale.

#5 | The DIY Trend

GLEN ELLYN–The satisfaction of creating something with your own hands from beginning to end with your individual stamp of personality and creativity is incredibly satisfying. People are also finding pure solace in art therapy to decompress. Start with a block of clay and work your magic into your own masterpiece at Whim – a Studio Space in Wheaton.

#6 | The YoMassage Trend

OSWEGO–Therapeutic touch is now accessible with Yomassage. The trend allows for fully clothed, relaxed restorative positions that engage the mind, body, and soul. The 'Yo' in Yomassage is based on the principles of yoga: focus on the breath and the yogic philosophy of looking within. The combination of touch, gentle stretch, and mindfulness provide an avenue for relaxation and healing. Signature classes can be found with Kelly Taylor, LMT in Oswego.

#7 | The Mobile Boutique Trend

NAPERVILLE–The latest fashion movement, taken directly from food trucks are fashion trucks which are mobile boutiques that have the option to travel from one location to another allowing customers to try on their wares. You just might see Von Lucy’s big pink truck offering the hottest in women’s clothing driving through the west suburbs.

#8 | The CDB Trend

DOWNERS GROVE–Education and research are the first approach to CBD, and curated collections of the best of everything hemp and CBD to invigorate your wellness can be found at Kerwell Premium CBD House in Downers Grove and Downtown Naperville. They offer custom, tailored in-house CBD brands for both your beauty and wellness needs.

#9 | The Multi-Marketplace Trend

NORTH AURORA–Combining many talented innovative entrepreneurs, forward thinkers, crafters, designers, and the like under one roof is the all the rage these days. Something for everyone including a farmer’s and artisans’ full marketplace of flowers, fruits, veggies, meats, cheeses, spices, fresh breads, pastries, chocolates & sweets, food trucks, gourmet coffee, clothing & accessories, jewelry, garden, vintage, furniture & decor, up-cycled, handmade, art, baby & kids, health & beauty, food trucks, and so much more at The Rustic Fox in North Aurora.

#10 | The Organic Trend

DOWNERS GROVE/WOODRIDGE–Consumer demand for organically produced products continues to grow since no pesticides and chemicals are used. Soaps, candles, lotions, lip balm, fragrances, deodorants, sanitizers…the list goes on. Shop local with all-natural products via Nettie’s Naturals.

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