Lake Forest’s Best Specialty Stores

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Set along the shores of scenic Lake Michigan, Lake Forest is one of the most picturesque hamlets in the metropolitan Chicago area. With a charming downtown area known as Market Square, residents can enjoy the many shops and eateries found in the area as they stroll down its iconic tree-lined streets. For those looking to explore some of the best boutiques and specialty stores around, Market Square has something for everyone. Here are a few worth trying:

Kenzy Gifts and Decor

With a large selection of gifts and items for the home, Kenzy Gifts and Decor is one of Market Square’s newest stores. Offering a wide range of unique items, Kenzy Gifts and Decor is the perfect spot any occasion including anniversaries, birthdays, and baby showers. In addition, Kenzy also provides a gift registry for brides and grooms.

The Lake Forest Shop

Open since 1922, The Lake Forest Shop has established itself as one of the city’s most well-known businesses. Catering to women of all ages, The Lake Forest Shop carries everything from designer dresses and everyday favorites to accessories and jewelry. Special events are held frequently throughout the year and include Insider Couture Events as well as their Entrepreneurs Club.

Kiddles Sports

Family-run for over 40 years, Kiddles Sports sells equipment and shoes for every sport as well as a wide array of athletic apparel. Known for its knowledgeable and experienced staff, Kiddles Sports also offers everything needed for cycling and biking, including offering the services of certified bicycle fitter.

Lake Forest Jewelers

Another area mainstay, Lake Forest Jewelers has been in business since 1881 and has called Lake Forest home since 1936. This Market Square jeweler provides engagement rings and other fine jewelry as well as unique heirloom pieces including antiques, watches, and gold. In addition to it jewelry sales, Lake Forest Jewelers also provides expert jewelry repair by certified goldsmiths, silversmiths, and watchmakers.

When you call Kelmscott Apartments home all that Lake Forest has to offer, including the shops and dining at Market Square, is on your doorstep. Please contact us for more information and to schedule a tour.

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