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A unique shopping event is happening now in the Aurora Area

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Compendium: 001, hosted by Hearth & Hammer General of Batavia, is a curated collection of shops and makers across Aurora, Batavia, and Geneva taking place now through Sunday, August 30th.

The purpose of this event is to highlight unique shops and provide the flexibility to shop in the way that's most comfortable to you—a variety of services are on offer, including curbside pickup, online ordering, private shopping appointments, and blended options.

Not only is this a great opportunity to support local businesses, but you can also be rewarded for doing so: Take a snap of your purchase and tag the business with #CompendiumHH to be entered into a drawing to win $150.

Here's our guide to participating shops in Aurora and Batavia. 

Branch Gardens

Branch Gardens is Aurora Downtown's garden boutique. Located in a historic old firehouse, this beautiful shop offers a variety of plants from succulents to perennials. Shop Branch Gardens and bring your own space to life.

Visit to learn more, and visit the shop at 77 S. Lake Street in Aurora, Illinois. 

The Cotton Seed Creative Exchange

The Cotton Seed Creative Exchange is a creative marketplace with home decor, wellness & skincare goods, accessories, gifts, vinyl records, clothing, and coffee — relax and stay a while on their inviting new sidewalk patio at 8 N. Broadway in Aurora Downtown. Shop online at

Hearth & Hammer General

Hearth & Hammer General is a literary candle studio dedicated to illuminating literature through aromatic storytelling — visit their modern, neighborhood general store and shop a selection of candles, apothecary, paper goods & stationery, confections, books, and Batavia Made goods.

Visit the shop by appointment at 319 Main Street in Batavia, Illinois, or browse the full catalogue at

River Peak Apothecary

River Peak Apothecary is the gift & grooming side of popular barber shop Beardsgaard Barbers, featuring nature-inspired and nature-friendly lifestyle products from their own signature line and small makers just like them. A whole universe of gifts & goods awaits you at this unique stop in downtown Batavia, including a mythology all their own.

Dive in at 119 S. Batavia Avenue in Batavia, or shop online at

Ruby Jane Batavia

Ruby Jane Batavia is brand new to Batavia MainStreet, specializing in modern children's clothing & accessories in a variety of styles and sizes at sensible prices. The shop makes a perfect stop to find great gifts for parents of newborns and toddlers — the best-dressed kids in the Fox Valley may not personally shop here, but their aunts and uncles do.

Ruby Jane is located at 10 E. Wilson Street in Batavia, Illinois, and you can shop the full collection online or set up a private shopping appointment at

Wyckwood House

In 2017, Wyckwood House owner Shannon Gutierrez made her dream of owning a shop in Aurora Downtown a reality — since then, Wyckwood House has grown to host over 40 local artisans and retailers selling beautiful home decor, greeting cards, clothing, and locally proud goods like Aurora-themed coffee mugs (you know the ones). Wyckwood House also hosts events and workshops, plus fundraisers for the outstanding non-profit community serving residents of the Aurora Area.

Visit Wyckwood House at 14 W. Downer Place or shop online at

Find Compendium on our guide to events & things to do in the Aurora Area at


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