I love to give personalized gifts and Things Remembered is such a great place to get the engraving done. You don't even have to purchase the item at the store to have it engraved. While you are waiting for the engraving, you can just walk around the mall. They have always done a very nice job with personalizations.
I have bought and sold 3 homes in Bloomingdale in the last 15 years and I always use Remax. I was very happy with how quickly they were able to sell my homes. I don't think I had a home on the market for longer than one month. I highly recommend Remax.
I like Walgreens because it has a little bit of everything. You can get bathroom products, grocery items, books, or magazines, and have your prescriptions filled at the same time. I also like the photo services. I got my passport picture taken there and it turned out just fine.
Pier 1 Imports is a nice little place to shop at. They have unique decorations and home furnishings, and I have found some very cute things there. I bought a fish-themed shower curtain that I love, and a few nice vases. Pier 1 is a bit more expensive than some other home stores, but I still like shopping there.
I recommend that anyone attending College of DuPage look at this store first before buying books from the COD bookstore. The books here are usually much cheaper and they buy back at higher rates. They have class and professor listings so you can be sure you will get all the right books.
This flea market is worth a visit once in a while. they have some interesting things sometimes. I bought a small color TV here for a spare room in my house and I am happy with the purchase. It was cheap.