Locatile stands for local mercantile. What is a mercantile? A mercantile is a hub for trade a variety of merchandise. Locatile unites local businesses on a single platform while making it easy for consumers to shop locally online. Plus were always open, so you can shop 24/7 and when convienent for you!
Our virtual marketplace aims to replicate the in-person shopping experience. Like popping in an out of great boutique shops or taking a drive to a great main street community for a day of shopping. It’s a way to find unique gifts and items that are special while supporting small businesses.
There are a lot of great products on Locatile, and as we add merchant shop partners there will be lots of items for gifts, special occassions of virtually every category of consumer goods. One great thing about shopping small boutiques is the owners select great brands and things you don’t find everywhere.
While perusing the products be sure to check out a few of our favorite things. It’s hard to narrow it down yet we are happy to share some of our top picks and we hope you like them too.
- Nora Fleming products from The Thoughtfulness Shop on the Historic Woodstock Square.
-Nora Fleming started in a pottery studio outside of Chicago
-Founder was inspired to create a neutral platter and colorful minis that interchanged through all of life’s seasons and occasions.
-It’s simple, select a Nora Flemming base and minis. The minis are interchangable between bases.
-Great for collectables and gifts. Select from seasonal designs and holiday options.
We like the Cutie Containner perfect for a vase, candy, desk organizer for pens/pencils and so many other possibilities. Greate starter base or gift.
- Aged & Infused. Perfect to spruce up your at-home bar and mixology. These great kits and refill’s are sold by the Thoughtfullness Shop.
-Made in Chicago
-Kits make it easy to try new flavors and cocktails.
-Ingredients are sourced from farms
-Just add your favorite spirit, and let the fun begin.
-After about a week, you’ll have a fully-infused, ready-to-pour drink.
- Be the Maker Puppet Kit from Mum117 in Crystal Lake. This is a fun project for kids and parents alike. Cate and Levi was born from a fathers desire to fill the lack of one of a kind, responsibly made, and beautifully designed products for children. So the founder created a unique collection of products that would be intricately crafted and environmentally responsible.
-Recommended for ages 7+
-Sustainable utilizing reclaimed wool
-Everything you need to create your own puppet
- Locatile also features one-of-a-kind items and curated boxes. The pandemic has so many people cooking, baking and finding joy in the kitchen. The owner of Mum117 has put together this amazing book, apron and rolling pin to help you bake up amazing bread! Click here to buy this special bread making set!
5. Self care and wellness is huge. If you are looking for products for your beauty routine, for a gift or for your home use the seach feature to search a varitey of products by unique brands like:
-Michelle Design Works