As we all know, Chicago is not a “college town.” Choosing DePaul gives you a different experience than those who attend a state school. But that does not mean that we don’t have our own neighborhood treasures. The Lincoln Park campus is just a few blocks away from Armitage, a street known for its cute boutiques, restaurants, and shops. But even closer is Webster Ave, another street packed with hidden gems. One of the gems, where I happen to be sitting right now as I type this blog, is Monograms on Webster.
Monograms on Webster custom embroider almost anything you can imagine! We sell everything from blankets, to cutting boards, to piggy banks, to PJs. And if we don’t have just what you are looking for, you can bring something in and we can customize that too. Before working here, I wasn’t aware that this place existed and I hear the same thing from many of our first-time customers who just happen to walk by. But it is simply the best place to pick out a personalized gift for anyone on your list.
If the creativity and cuteness of Pinterest came to life, it would look a lot like Monograms on Webster. And that is why it’s such a great place to work. Unlike most retail places, Monograms on Webster is a personal shopping experience. You not only get to pick out your gift, but you also can embroider the receiver’s name or monogram on it in almost any font or color imaginable. And I get to help with all of this! Deciding which options to go with is imaginative and fun and seeing the faces of the customers picking up their finished, embroidered gifts is my absolute favorite.
I can go on and on describing what it’s like here, but why not come see for yourself!? Monograms on Webster is located at 1210 W. Webster, right next to Sweet Mandy B’s—a delicious bakery I am SURE you’ve heard about. See you soon!