TAKARA home / Earth Dwellers is an exciting lifestyle concept shopping experience located in downtown Oak Park on Marion Street. This concept store emerged from clients and friends who admired her personal style. Takara's had a desire to further explore and share this aspect of her life. She believes in looking well, feeling well and living well! "How do I inspire people to have a better cup of coffee?" From this idea was a natural evolution to expand her designs, creating linens and kitchen wear to personalize your home and lifestyle with special, unique and interesting items for the "earth dweller". A mix of repurposed, vintage, antique and new items allows everyone to enjoy simple pleasures in a "delicious way."
Born to West Indian parents and educated in Los Angeles, Takara first gained attention in the design world with her earthy, dramatic and ethnically-inspired jewelry and accessories made from natural materials. Takara's jewelry has been in Nordstrom's, I. Magnim, Marshall Field's, JC Penny's including a line designed especially for Sears.
This experience led her to fashioning clothing and accessories after her personal style. From this evolved TAKARA Designs and Shoe Soko which houses fabulous footwear both located on Marion Street in downtown Oak Park.
The store will be opened to the public on Saturday October 27, 2012. Regular store hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Saturdays 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.