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Stella owner Rachel Hershinow shops for fall items for her store, which has been voted THE Best Boutique for Women by its shoppers. Thank you!

That’s right! Stella was voted as the Best Boutique for Women in the current August issue of Make It Better magazine.

That’s not all: In the Best of 2013 awards, readers chose our humble boutique as Best Gift Shop, too!

Thank you for all the votes and all the support. We promise to continue to be the unique, friendly fantastic boutique that you have grown to love.

Come check us out now: To make room for fall goodies, we are having a huge summer sale, with lots of merchandise priced 50 to 70 percent off.

Thanks for shopping at — and voting for — Stella!

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Stella owner Rachel Hershinow

For the entire month of May, Stella is hosting its second annual Pop-Up Art Fair, in which 20 local and semi-local artists will be featured throughout the store.

For more information on the event, check out our Stella events page.

But first, there is a wonderful article in the Evanston Review about the art fair, about the store, and about its fabulous owner, Rachel Hershinow.

Click this Stella link and enjoy!

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The accolades keep coming in.

Stella has been voted as the BEST Place to Buy Jewelry in Evanston!

The Evanston Patch asked its readers to pick the best jewelry store out of the 20 in Evanston in the Readers’ Choice Evanston 2012 poll, and those readers chose Stella!

We can’t begin to tell you how much we appreciate your support and your patronage. Thanks for shopping Stella!

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Stella the store is loved by many, and apparently Stella’s owner is as well.

Rachel Hershinow, who recently celebrated her 10th anniversary as owner of the popular boutique, has been named one of the area’s Best of 2012.

Hershinow was chosen as the Best Personal Shopper on the North Shore by the readers of Make It Better magazine this month.

Rachel didn’t even know she was nominated and really appreciates the support!

According to Make It Better: “For fashion advice, our readers also flock to Rachel Hershinow, owner of Stella in Evanston. Her store’s eclectic collection of clothing and accessories and her fun sense of style is a knockout combo for fashion excellence.”

Wow! What great kudos. Thanks to Make It Better and to all our Stella and Rachel fans!

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Stella, complete with a entirely new look and a bounty of fresh merchandise, celebrated its 10-year anniversary on March 15 with a fantastic after-hours party.

Stella owner Rachel Hershinow helps a customer at her grand-opening event.

We want to thank all our customers who came out for the event and who continue to support our independently owned boutique.

If you missed the bash, there are pictures of the fun at, which had this to say about Stella:

“Any boutique that has the panache and the merchandise to keep their customers happy for ten years deserves a standing ovation and acknowledgment that they’re serving the fashionable community a service by being in business.”

Thanks for the coverage,! If you haven’t seen the new Stella, there’s never been a better time to stop in, take a look and get ready for the warmer months ahead.

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Anyone who has been to Central Street in Evanston knows about this fabulous little store called Stella.

And, now, it’s in print.

Time Out Chicago took a stroll down Central Street and featured several of the eclectic stores the thoroughfare has to offer.

Only five merchants were mentioned and, of course, Stella was one of those highlighted.

Want to read all about it? Click here or the Time Out Chicago logo!

Thanks, Time Out Chicago!

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Stella’s own Rachel Hershinow is on the latest episode of Weekends with Whitney talking about great holiday gifts for everyone on your list.

You know Weekends with Whitney, the adorable online show in which the host is outfitted by Rachel each week.

Click this link and check it out the show now!

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Whitney from WEEKENDS with WHITNEY

Watch as Stella owner Rachel Hershinow joins Whitney Allen on her weekly talk show, WEEKENDS with WHITNEY, to discuss the importance of shopping locally.

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or click on this link and enjoy: Shop Local

By the way, you should know that most of the fabulous clothing and accessories that Whitney wears in each of her episodes are from Stella!

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Check out this great blog from, who talks about the importance of shopping small stores and quotes the instigator of Central Street’s Shop Small Stores campaign:

Stella’s own Rachel Hershinow.

Click here to read all about it:

Eat & Shop Local: Choose Main Street.

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