In 2007, Gregor and Kirstin Martin purchased a piece of property on Madison Street near their home in Chicago. Kirstin had decided to pursue her dream and open a boutique. She combined her consulting background and love of weddings to create a business model including wedding themed gifts and consulting for brides. After a gut rehab of the building, Smitten opened for business in May 2008.
After making it through the great recession of 2008 in it's first year of business, Smitten began to change its business model resulting in what we are today. We dropped wedding planning or consulting in favor of a custom invitation paper studio. We focus on this product offering now, as a supplement to our regular retail business. Smitten has also incorporated home and baby gifts to it's gift offerings, creating what we like to call a "special occasions" boutique. Capturing the essence of all the most special occasions in people's lives, engagements, weddings, new babies and new homes. Offering products to enable and enhance those occasions for people has become our mantra!
Monday-Friday 11a - 7p
Saturday 10a - 6p
Sunday 10a - 5p