We invite you to come shop with us in DeKalb County. Each season brings a new set of unique finds that will have you coming back again and again. Visit our Business Directory for a complete list of all the shopping DeKalb County has to offer.
Antiques, Collectibles and Specialty Shops
Antiques, Vintage Collectables & Gifts (AVC&G) houses 28 Dealers, 40 Consignments and a few estates to give you the best possible selection for your shopping experience. Guests say it’s more than just the antiques and vintage, but the eclectic surprises too. Visit their Facebook page to learn more.
Carter’s Cottage is a lifestyle boutique featuring a warm and inviting mix of new and vintage home decor, furniture and accessories. You’ll find a mix of products by Lilly Pulitzer, Nora Fleming, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and Dash & Albert Rugs as well as local artists and antiques all in one location. Carter’s Cottage will re-finish a custom, one of a kind piece just for you. And if you’re more of a DIYer and want to try painting a piece on your own, they offer classes to help you achieve the perfect Chalk Paint® finish. Visit Carter’s Cottage on their website and Facebook page to learn more.
Cracker Jax is a one of a kind shop offering specialty gifts for children and adults. They feature 15 cases of new and vintage jewelry and clothing, soy candles,oils, incense, gemstones of every kind, stunning greeting cards, books, antique and shabby chic furniture, art and one-of-a-kind treasures. Cracker Jax is the place to visit when you’re looking for that perfect unique find. Visit their Facebook page to see featured products and more.
My Favorite Things offers a wide variety of vintage and artisan decor and gifts. You’ll find Peggy Corrigan’s Bunnies, Luminara Candles, vintage DeKalb winged ear corn signs and so much more. Visit their Facebook page to see their latest offerings and featured products.
Poppy Seed Primitives is your home for all things vintage, primitive and country featuring antiques, custom furnishings, unique gifts. They carry a limited number of “A Primitive Place” and “A Simple Life” magazines when the new issues are published. Visit their website and Facebook page to learn more.
Urban Grace is a vintage inspired home decor shop featuring painted furniture, vintage and re-purposed items, specialty gifts and CeCe Caldwell’s all natural Chalk + Clay Paint. Take advantage of their custom painting service or DIYers can get the CeCe Caldwell paint you need for your next project. Attend one of Urban Grace’s painting technique classes, seasonal crafting classes and other events. Visit their website and Facebook page for more information.
Explore more of DeKalb County’s Specialty Shops
DeKalb County has many great hidden gems. Paw Lickin’ Good Treats offers an onsite bakery as well as a full line of pet foods and toys. Add a little bling to your jewelry box with a visit to Becky Beck’s Jewelry, guiding customers to the perfect piece of jewelry since 1992 or D & D Jewelers, who has been a fixture in Sycamore for over 100 years. Both jewelers offer great customer experience and custom jewelry services. Alexis Kay Designs offers custom designed bridal gowns to compliment their wide selection of formal wear showcased in their shop. Duckey’s Formal Wear will have you on the best dressed list with a dress, tux or suit for your next formal occasion. When in doubt, Frame it out! MCR Framing offers custom framing to fit your needs. Pick up a Sweet Earth Jewelry & Gifts original jewelry piece or create and customize your own. They also carry Baggallini Handbags and Accessories and other unique gifts. The Village Commons Bookstore & the NIU Holmes Student Center Bookstore showcase a wide variety of NIU gear perfect for any Huskie fan. Graham Cracker Comics is the place to be if you’re an enthusiast or looking to showoff your pop culture obsession. Board game devotees will enjoy the DeKalb Gaming Goat where you can find your favorite edition of a family classic or bring home the cult classic Cards Against Humanity. Create custom apparel, engraved jewelry or decorations at S.O.A.S. Apparel & Design, they specialize in embroidery, screen printing and iron on lettering.
Foodies will enjoy DeKalb County’s specialty food markets. Inboden’s Meat Market is the area’s premiere specialty meat butcher, baker, fresh greens, and gourmet retail store. Ruby’s Asian Market offers a wide variety of Asian and European fares. And there’s always time for a sweet handmade treat from The Confectionery.
Sports enthusiasts will also be right at home in DeKalb County. North Central Cyclery offers a wide variety of bikes and gear as well as repair services and instructional classes. Fargo Skateboarding Shop is your destination for skateboards and gear. It also houses an 8,900 square foot indoor skateboard training facility. Diamond Tour Golf provides high quality golf components and gear.