About Us...


Clever Girl is an exciting, destination shop located in the center of downtown Western Springs, Illinois, just 14 miles west of Chicago.  

Step into Clever Girl, and you'll discover what we think of as a "general store for modern times".  We stock clothing, jewelry and accessories, decorative home items, sweet things for baby, books and a smattering of vintage treasures.  We scour the country all year-round looking for the best, most meaningful merchandise to offer our customers for themselves, or thoughtful gifts for friends and family.  Many of our items are handmade by passionate artists. 

Over the years we have always searched for things that speak to us. We love rooms filled with interesting accessories that are distinctive and inviting and that reflect our personalities--nothing generic, please!   We live by the moniker, "shop local, shop independent" and strongly believe in supporting small businesses.  From the family farmer, to locally owned restaurants, we recognize that it is the individually owned shops that offer unique merchandise and personal service.  

Visiting Clever Girl  in person is always the very best way to discover what we're all about.  The music is playing, one of our softly scented candles will be burning, and we will be so happy to greet you.  Our sales team is amazing: Friendly, inspiring, endearing and ever at the ready to assist customers in finding just the right item or gift.  We all truly enjoy working together and with our many, loyal Clever Girl customers.  

We always enjoy seeing our customers (and their dogs) in the store...but many of you live too far away, and have been begging us to sell online...so this site is for you!   Of course, you can always phone us for some personal service...just ring us at 708.246.5050.  When you do visit us in person, here at the store, you'll find LOTS and LOTS of great clothing items that we aren't selling online quite yet. (We haven't figured out how to create a virtual dressing room!) What we do offer online are just some of our top selling, absolute favorite finds from all of our other departments. This is our way of bringing you a taste of the best of what so many of you love about Clever Girl.

We're so glad you've found us, welcome to Clever Girl!