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.

Looking for a unique shopping experience? Search “shopping” in our calendar of events to see all the special shopping events from food and wine tastings hosted in our locally owned shops to art walks and more.

Antiques, Collectibles and Specialty Shops

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, best-assortment of antique on display pressed 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.

Robin’s Nest Bookshoppe in downtown DeKalb is your home for books of virtually all genres, puzzles, and fun gift ideas. Its collections are carefully curated, and the store’s owners and staff welcome shoppers’ input on books and other merchandise customers would like to see at Robin’s Nest.  We want this to truly be a community bookstore; one where you can not only discover your next favorite read but where you can also share your favorite authors with the community.  Visit their website and Facebook page to learn more.

Sycamore Antiques is the home to fine art, antiques, and collectibles. Visit their website and Facebook page to see their latest offerings and to learn more.women shopping in a store filled with antiques

Blu Door Decor provides customers with a broad assortment of ever-changing inventory. The only thing that remains the same is our low prices. We also have helpful sales associates who are happy to assist you in finding the right item at the right price to fit your budget and shopping needs.

Blu Door Decor features merchandise that boasts the perfect blend of good taste, quality, and functionality. Its exclusive inventory is attractive on many levels: our buyers experience exciting finds and bargains. Visit their website and Facebook page for more information.

Explore more of DeKalb County’s Specialty Shops

Hidden Gems

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, a fixture in Sycamore for over 100 years. Both jewelers offer great customer experience and custom jewelry services. Ducky’s Formal Wear will have you on the best-dressed list with a dress, tuxedo, or suit for your next formal occasion.  Located within the same building as Ducky’s Formal Wear, Perchance Antiques & More is a vintage shop that features space for vendors to sell various antique and new items, including comic books, vinyl records, candles, soaps, primitives, older toys, and small furniture.

Seeking Northern Illinois University apparel and gift items?  The NIU Holmes Student Center Bookstore showcases 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 show off your pop culture obsession. Board game devotees will enjoy DeKalb’s There’s Fun In Store where patrons can find their 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, specialists in embroidery, screen printing, and iron-on lettering.


Inboden’s Meat Market


Foodies will enjoy DeKalb County’s specialty food markets. Inboden’s Meat Market is the area’s premier specialty meat butcher, baker, fresh greens, and gourmet retail store.  And there’s always time for a sweet handmade treat from The Confectionary in DeKalb and Sycamore.

Sports Enthusiasts

Sports enthusiasts will also be right at home in DeKalb County. North Central Cyclery  and Blue Moon Bikes offer a great inventory of bikes and gear along with bike repair services.  Fargo Skateboarding Shop is your destination for skateboards and gear. It also houses an 8,900-square-foot indoor skateboard training facility.