Started as an online venture during high school, Paige’s boutique has truly become a destination.
Paige Schwartz, Owner
1 Happy Girl Boutique
Paige Schwartz hails from a nearby town. While still in high school, she started her on-line business, 1 Happy Girl, selling women’s apparel and accessories. The business soon grew beyond her expectations, so she took a leap of faith and decided to open a brick-and-mortor store in Lemont. She found a 600-square foot retail space in the downtown that was perfect for her needs. Paige’s mother helped with the design of the store’s attractive sign, and in June 2009 Paige opened 1 Happy Girl. News of the boutique’s opening spread by word of mouth, and a great following of fans and loyal customers quickly developed.
Paige’s boutique has truly become a destination, as her customer base is comprised mostly of repeat visitors from nearby suburbs. It is not uncommon for shoppers to travel from Chicago to visit 1 Happy Girl. For downtown Lemont, 1 Happy Girl has created some wonderful synergies, with Paige’s patrons stopping for lunch at the deli next door, and with Paige benefiting from foot traffic created by dance and music studios down the street.