Owner Randi Lamb, formerly Randi Benton, started hand painting clothing and furniture in 1995. Randi worked full time and sold her own creations at art fairs on weekends. Soon her passion for fashion and visual merchandising made her long for a shop she could call her own. Randi achieved this dream in May of 1999 when she opened Randoons: a tiny boutique inside a salon.
The space was small and it didn't take long for her to realize she would need room to grow. She expanded inside the salon, but after 2 years Randi felt it was time to find a space of her own.
A wonderful storefront opened up just down the street. A quaint old building with brick walls and an antique tin ceiling. It was perfect! Randoons moved to its new home in October of 2001.
Randi's goal is to provide a unique and fun shopping environment, a place to buy that special gift or just get something you can't resist.
From that great pair of jeans that makes you feel so good to the sweetest baby gift everyone will awe over. Because she deals mainly with smaller companies and artists you will be sure to find something you don't see everywhere. Randi makes an effort to be socially conscious by carrying at least 50% to 60% of merchandise made in the U.S.A. She feels it is very important to support these businesses and their employees.
Randi also donates to animal shelters and rescues, and holds fundraisers for different charities such as Cystic Fibrosis, The Floured Apron, and Evanston Animal Shelter.
"I really love my work and I hope it shows in the look and feel of the shop. I appreciate everyone who supports me and would like to thank all who shop here."