About Us


Clever Girl is a darling, 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 that create things off of their kitchen tables after a full day's work. Over the years we have always preferred to seek out the things we love and that speak to us. We love rooms filled with interesting things that are both distinctive and inviting, and 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 the shop 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 here 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.  

Why we're here...in cyberspace...

We love to see 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!   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. We're even going to include a one-of-a-kind, vintage section that will only be available online. 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!

Be sure to visit our Facebook page, Pinterest, and read our Blog for even more Clever Girl.

Experience the store in person! Come visit us at:

907 Burlington Avenue, Western Springs, IL 60558     Phone: 708.246.5050

Open daily from 10:00-5:00

(Closed on Sundays)