About the Owner
The original Evelyn Jane Boutique opened in 2013 on Curtiss Street in downtown Downers Grove. The owner, Amy Brown, had a very clear picture of what she wanted her dream shop to look like after spending many years in the retail industry. After 20+ years with Crate&Barrel, where she discovered her passion for merchandising, she took a leap of faith and decided to give her own brick and mortar a try.
The idea behind the original shop was to offer unique, artisan-made gifts that would coexist with a carefully curated selection of merchandise from all over the globe. To this day, a fresh merchandise assortment, coupled with inviting displays and excellent customer service make up the core values of the business. It has proven to be a recipe for success as you fast forward 7 years and see that the business has grown to three brick and mortar shops: Evelyn Jane, Evelyn on Second (Elmhurst), and baby boutique Sweet Jane (Downers Grove). The expansion of the website and opportunity for customers to shop 24/7 is the next logical step for the company given the unique challenges of 2020, and the hope is that the experience will be as enjoyable as shopping in one of our boutiques. Enjoy!