Resale shop for teenagers coming to Oak Park

Society Girls opening on Harrison Street

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By Anna Lothson

Staff Reporter

A new one-stop resale shop for teenagers and young women will soon fill a vacant space on Harrison Street in the Oak Park Arts District.

Although the exact opening date isn't set, Traci Weathers and Pamela Walls hope to open Society Girls Shop as early as September at 128 Harrison St. The store will include clothing, accessories, jewelry and even books, along with many other trinkets that pertain to young women.

The co-owners expect Society Girls will fill a retail gap that exists in the district and offer goods that aren't easily found elsewhere in Oak Park.

"I think it will be a great location for those wanting to shop," Weathers said. "It's the total woman and products that encompass the total woman."

She said the goal of the store is to offer one-stop shopping at an economical price. They are aiming to provide a trendy vibe that will attract high school and college-age students in the area.

Weathers and Walls currently run a Society Girls Club where they work with teenage girls, but this shop will help expand that mission. They have plans to host monthly events geared toward their audience, such as featured makeup artists, skin care specialists and fashion designers.

The atmosphere and creativity in the Arts District make it an attractive location for such a venture, they say, and those characteristics attracted the duo to the area. Collectively, the business partners are excited about the visibility of the area and the family-oriented feel Oak Park offers.

"It's really up and coming," Weathers said. "A trendy resale shop will add to the area."

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Lisa Miller Browdy from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: October 24th, 2012 4:54 PM

Any updates about when this store is due to open?

Rachel Benoit from Oak Park  

Posted: August 13th, 2012 11:05 PM

Looking forward to the opening! Already my favorite neighborhood to shop and have lunch.

Diane Kristy from Oak Park  

Posted: August 10th, 2012 1:03 PM

Very cool. Hope you have lots of amazing things to share. Shopping in the Arts District is sure to be FUN, even if you don't buy anything!

Sirius Cooks from Oak Park  

Posted: August 9th, 2012 10:44 AM

We welcome you also. :) You'll have a great neighbor in Pamela Penney Textile Arts!

Monica's Skincare from Oak Park  

Posted: August 9th, 2012 10:25 AM

That's wonderful!

Harrison neighbor  

Posted: August 9th, 2012 10:00 AM

This is such a great idea! I'm looking forward to checking this store out (and I'm sure my daughters will be too).

Pamela Penney Textile Arts from Oak Park  

Posted: August 8th, 2012 8:54 PM

Welcome to the neighborhood!

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