Win It: GREER Chicago.

My love affair with GREER Chicago began a few years ago when I was first immersing myself into the world of letterpress and paper goods. Because, well, they have it all. GREER is a one-stop shop of awesome and I’m dying to get to their brick and mortar location to see it all in person (and meet the lovely Chandra!). But for now I’ll just have to live vicariously through the two of you who will be winning your own lovely pile of goodies like the one above.

To Enter, Tell Me:
1. What’s your favorite shop online that you wish had a brick and mortar location in your city?
2. Your email address.
3. Do it all before Monday, March 1st at 9am CST.

Please leave only one comment. Those who do not leave a valid email address will be disqualified. Winner will be selected randomly and contacted Monday, March 1st.

  • Agustina

    February 22, 2010 at 3:59 pm Reply

    My favorite shop online in Buenos Aires is!!

  • Jeanette

    February 22, 2010 at 4:10 pm Reply

    My favorite (this month) online shop is "Mothology". I don't think they have a B&M but I wish they did.

  • Amy

    February 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm Reply

    Rachel Pfeffer Designs (

  • Whatever Dee-Dee wants

    February 22, 2010 at 4:33 pm Reply

    I wish we had either a Paper Source or Hundreds store.

  • Krista

    February 22, 2010 at 4:40 pm Reply

    I love Ruche! I very much wish it had a store near me – although I do love that not many people outside of the blog world know about it!

  • steph

    February 22, 2010 at 4:53 pm Reply

    I love MaraisUSA. The shoes are just…too good. I don't know if they have any brick and mortar locations, but at least they're online!

  • Liz

    February 22, 2010 at 4:56 pm Reply

    My favorite online shop is by one of my favorite friends:

    Fabulous custom stationary and other printed items.


  • Sommer

    February 22, 2010 at 5:10 pm Reply

    Hands down Ikea. It's probably a really good thing we don't have one here though I'd shop too much!

    sommerdterry (at)

  • Meg

    February 22, 2010 at 5:11 pm Reply

    I wish we had 2 Peas in a Bucket in here or a shop with designed patterned papers πŸ™‚

  • Heather

    February 22, 2010 at 5:29 pm Reply

    I would love a local Publique Living/

    heather (dot) herzfeld (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Maria

    February 22, 2010 at 5:39 pm Reply

    Either ModCloth, or Fish's Eddy. Totally unrelated stores, both equally cool and equally unattainable in Columbus, OH. Thank goodness for the internet!

  • Zapfina

    February 22, 2010 at 6:11 pm Reply

    1. I love The Harbinger Co. (! ModCloth too–good call, Maria.


  • Amanda

    February 22, 2010 at 7:46 pm Reply

    My favorite online shop is:

    They make hand blended perfume oils based on characters from history, poetry, art, etc. They have so many scents. Unfortunately, I think they're an online-only company.

    I also wish there was a Container Store anywhere near me!

  • Donovan

    February 22, 2010 at 8:28 pm Reply

    I wish my OWN site, 16 Sparrows, had a brick and mortar. I'd make it a partial post office as well.

  • kelsey

    February 22, 2010 at 8:33 pm Reply

    only recently acquainted with Greer Chicago, i'm already considering a trip to the windy city to stock up. looking at their website creates a tactile desire for a los angeles shop.

    but since you've already claimed Greer as your brick and mortar want, there's a store that closed here and is in the process of building their website: i miss going in and browsing and chatting.

  • Emily Lynn

    February 22, 2010 at 8:39 pm Reply

    I would definitely have to say Johnny Cupcakes. It's the cutest screen printing shop ever, but there's only a couple on the east coast and one in LA. I do love online ordering though!

  • liz

    February 22, 2010 at 9:28 pm Reply

    Oh my, I would die if Toast set up shop in SF.

  • ksexton

    February 22, 2010 at 9:29 pm Reply or etsy.

  • Albertine Press

    February 22, 2010 at 9:30 pm Reply

    I love Greer and Chandra is the bomb. But if I had to pick a store, I'd say I wish there were a Bell'occhio in Boston.

  • Whitney

    February 22, 2010 at 9:35 pm Reply

    Will you believe that I live literally a block away from this place? And have never been in? I will have to change that.

    I would say I would pick Shoshona Show Ceramics. Her stuff is amazing (I have a pieces) but its so expensive to ship.

  • kate

    February 22, 2010 at 10:33 pm Reply

    I'm not going to lie…. Mod Cloth.

    love, Kate

  • Robyn

    February 22, 2010 at 10:39 pm Reply

    I'd have to say Veer! Can't get enough of it. πŸ™‚

  • Andi Morales

    February 22, 2010 at 11:07 pm Reply

    Fred Flare πŸ™‚ love that online shop! So cute!!

  • Serif

    February 22, 2010 at 11:35 pm Reply

    It'd be pretty impossible, but having a GIGANTIC B&M would be mind-blowing. πŸ˜‰

    shelovesthemoon at

  • amy

    February 22, 2010 at 11:45 pm Reply

    I wish we had an Anthropologie!
    I just love their site!

    leman.amy{at}gmail {dot} com

    thanks!!! great giveaway!!

  • allison

    February 23, 2010 at 12:32 am Reply

    I wouldn't mind if there was Lulu's-they have great stylish clothing at affordable prices!!

    allison.leman at gmail dot com
    love your blog!

  • stephanie

    February 23, 2010 at 12:33 am Reply

    i wish we had a shop by egg press up here in alaska!


  • Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 1:48 am Reply

    I love It is vintage, trendy, and uber super cute with decent prices.

  • Mariana

    February 23, 2010 at 2:22 am Reply

    the curiosity shoppe! i feel like i could spend hours there but i can't, so i spend some time here:

  • gwen

    February 23, 2010 at 2:28 am Reply

    I wish Geninne had a real-world shop here, I'd be able to spend rainy afternoons looking around


  • alexkeller

    February 23, 2010 at 3:49 am Reply

    i'd love for any number of stores and shops, but Paper Source in particular. i miss being able to physically see the colors and feel the textures.

  • everyday inspirations

    February 23, 2010 at 4:35 am Reply

    I wish I may,
    I wish I might,
    I wish we had
    an Orla Kiely shop in sight.

    Like right next door would be oh so convenient. And a killer on the bank account. Bonus, no overseas shipping. There's a positive in everything ;P

    catherine s.
    imaginethatdesign (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Ananda

    February 23, 2010 at 12:52 pm Reply

    I'd love to have a brick and mortar Fred Flare ( in my city, specially because they don't ship to Brazil. :/

  • uglygirl

    February 23, 2010 at 2:11 pm Reply

    I'd love to have a Sycamore Street Press (letter press stationery and art prints). Maybe they could sell macarons in their store for me too?

    elissa at iinet dot net dot au

  • April

    February 23, 2010 at 5:10 pm Reply

    Def Nasty Gal! Their shoe and vintage is pretty freakin awesome.

    thehipsterhome (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Lila

    February 23, 2010 at 8:11 pm Reply!
    i can't actually afford any of their stuff, but man oh man would i love to try it on!

    battisl (at) carleton (dot) edu

  • Laura

    February 24, 2010 at 3:12 am Reply

    I believe they do have stores but none that close to me. I order online which comes from Germany πŸ™

    purplefaery5 at

  • C

    February 24, 2010 at 12:46 pm Reply

    Sephora. You'd think there'd be one in London, but there isn't! It's so hard finding American makeup brands here.

    kiwigrl22 at yahoo dot com

  • Allywan

    February 24, 2010 at 5:45 pm Reply

    I really wish we had an urban outfitters, or american apparel, or a lush. It's like I live in the boonies!

  • Melissa

    February 24, 2010 at 5:49 pm Reply

    The Paper Source. I have spent so much money in shipping over the last decade! When I visit a city that has one, I end up shopping till I drop. πŸ™‚ It'd be way more convenient to have one in Philly.

  • Leanne

    February 24, 2010 at 6:14 pm Reply

    Japanese Modern Design is my favorite online store. There are products are proof that design can be beautiful and functional.

    If they had a store in Phoenix, I'd probably go there a few times a week to be inspired and of course buy myself a weekly gift. πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 12:08 am Reply

    Being from Canada, there are plenty of stores I wish I could get my little tush into on a regular basis. Nevermind all the fabulous indie design online stores (wouldn't that be nice), I wouldn't mind having a real life Anthropologie store to browse now and again.

  • Playitoncesam

    February 25, 2010 at 7:35 am Reply
  • tvmom

    February 26, 2010 at 5:21 am Reply

    of course all stuff Etsy. Also, Shade would be cool.

  • Sandy

    February 26, 2010 at 9:35 pm Reply

    I love Mod Cloth but I don't know if they have any actual stores! I'd love to spend a day trying on all their cute dresses though!

  • Design Candy

    February 27, 2010 at 12:59 am Reply

    Would love a Paper Source store here in NY…also, Repro Depot for fabrics!

    Thanks, hope I win!

  • Nina

    February 27, 2010 at 1:32 am Reply

    I too would love a Mod Cloth! And definitely some of the wonderful etsy shops out there!

    ninarucker (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Addie

    February 27, 2010 at 9:50 am Reply

    lierbemarlene vintage sells vintage clothes she's thrifted online through ebay. How i wish she had an actual shop!


  • Jenni

    February 27, 2010 at 1:29 pm Reply

    I wish there was a GMUND paper boutique in Minneapolis.

  • kittycat

    February 28, 2010 at 7:27 am Reply

    h&m ! oh how i wish

    email address: imnotyour_star{at}yahoo{dot}com


  • Fashion Nerd

    February 28, 2010 at 8:53 pm Reply

    I wish The Small Object had a real-live-brick store near me – it has such cute things! πŸ˜€

  • Darling Kelsey

    March 1, 2010 at 2:06 am Reply

    Orla Kiely in Indianapolis please!

  • Courtney @ splashing grace

    March 1, 2010 at 2:10 am Reply

    all things etsy

  • phetched

    March 1, 2010 at 2:00 pm Reply

    It may not be too original or exciting, but I *need* an Apple store here in Asheville – the closest is 2 hours away – and a Kiehl's, for sure. (Luckily they usually have free shipping.)

  • Stephanie

    March 1, 2010 at 2:09 pm Reply

    I would have to say CB2!!

    -Stephanie E.


  • ks

    March 1, 2010 at 2:24 pm Reply

    LOVE this giveaway–it's a great idea.

    I'm about to make my own pilgrimage to Greer, and can't wait.

    I wish I had an Aedes de Venustas near me, although I'd have to get a second job to support my cravings if so. Everything about it enchants me.

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