economy shop
the economy shop   
103 S. Grove, Oak Park IL
telephone -708.383.2449
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Lead Restrictions  Worry Resale Shops
March 5, 2009
The government's crackdown on dangerous toys comes at a big cost to some local stores. Some businesses have stopped selling children's products altogether. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
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Shopping Therapy
June 9, 2009
Retail therapy ain't what it used to be. Not that we don't still need the therapy - these days we just can't afford to buy it retail. 

But while we may have become stangers at the mall, we can always find a friendly welcome at the Economy Shop, Oak Park's own answer to Niemans on a budget.
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Economy Holiday Shopping
December 7, 2009
Economy Shop succeeds in bad economy
January 15, 2010
Unlike most businesses, which have suffered because of the recession during the past year, the Economy Shop in Oak Park has seen more customers come through the door and had a recorded rise in sales.

Mention the term "recycling" and most automatically think of glass and plastic. But textiles are another big resource hog and shouldn't be forgotten, advocates say.

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 *The Economy Shop has started giving all  textiles not saleable to US Again.
See the Box. Do the Drop.
April 20, 2010
Green Day at the Economy Shop
November 15, 2010
This is when I learned of the Economy Shop (103 South Grove). Although I lived in Oak Park, I had yet to explore the wonderful array of thrift shops and resale stores in the area. A coworker informed me of an amazing store in my own neighborhood where I could find anything and everything I needed: the Economy Shop. Books, clothes, furniture, absolutely anything. Really? Yes, anything. And so a love affair was borne.

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