In the fall of 2021, we kicked around several ideas for a new business, including opening a donut shop. We started to take a family joke seriously about a fictitious store that only sold things that Jack liked, and discussed that there were not any stores in the area that sold men’s clothing. In April of 2022, we committed to the idea of creating a men’s store and signed the lease for the space at 712 W. Burlington Avenue in La Grange. Over the summer Jack spent every free moment constructing the store build out, and Susan spent all her time trying to get products to sell and learning the mechanics of running a retail store.
Jack's West End doors opened in September, 2022. It is a men's clothing store located in the West End of La Grange. Jack's West End sells high quality clothing and gifts for active and social people. A woman shopper summed up the clothing at Jack’s West End this way, “If I had a man, I would want him to be the kind of man who wears these clothes.” Jack’s West End also has a fun collection of other products, including Japanese toolboxes, a great book selection, bar supplies and mixers, Stanley products, Hydro Flasks, grooming products, greeting cards, and artwork created by local artists (including our very own Jack’s Nicho boxes).
Next time you need a great shirt or an awesome gift, please come by Jack's and check us out! We might have just what you were hoping to find.
Thank you for shopping at Jack's West End!
Susan and Jack McMillin