It may be summer time, but our staff at ASK is getting ready for one of our most favorite dress shopping seasons of the year . . . . HOMECOMING!!!!
What is the Swag Bag Promotion?
Each year, we celebrate the homecoming shopping season with our Annual Swag Bag promotion. The first 100 customers to purchase their homecoming dress receives a Swag Bag full of goodies from us, local businesses, some of our dress designers, local sport teams, and more! The bags contain items such as t-shirts, coupons, make-up and hair product samples, plus other promotional items. It’s a super fun way to kick off the season, plus a little “thank you” for choosing your homecoming dress from us at ASK!
Our staff begins passing out the Swag Bags right after the 4th of July. So this year, you can claim your swag starting on Tuesday, July 5th! The Swag Bags are given out only to customers that purchase a formal homecoming dress. As mentioned earlier, there are only 100 bags to be passed out – so hurry in and shop early for your dress to make sure that you snag one before they are gone.
This Year’s Swag Bag Participants
We have a lot of generous Swag Bag participants this year that have donated items to add to our homecoming promotion. Being a small family owned business ourselves, we love to support other local businesses in our area! Please enjoy all of the goodies in the Swag Bags and then help by patronizing these other amazing small businesses. (Listed by alphabetical order)
Bliss Hair Studio
Bliss Hair Studio is a hair salon with a team of passionate hair stylists located in Shorewood, IL. They are conveniently located near Plainfield and Joliet area as well. The staff at Bliss strives to make your life better than before you walked in their doors. They strive to make a difference in other’s lives because they are part of the community that you live in as well! Bliss offers a variety of hair services for women, men and children from haircuts, coloring, and extensions. They also have special occasion make-up application specialists available.
Carrie White Photography
Carrie White is your photography guide – a professional emotion catcher! Carrie states, “Most clients are nervous in front of the camera; not sure what to do. Typically client’s mention they just don’t know how to look; that’s okay, I will guide you through your photo session. We will discuss styling, clothing, background options, posing direction and even hair and makeup for you Ladies. I will support you to help you feel comfortable, let loose, have fun – allow the capture of true moments.”
She offers senior portrait packages, portraits, professional headshots and branding, and much more. Click on the link to Carrie’s website to learn more about her services and to book your appointment!
A family owned boutique, Cate’s Closet is located on Washington St. in Morris, IL. They thrive in making your shopping experience simple, providing casual clothing, jewelry, home decor and more! The staff is there to help build a bold and confident YOU! Shop at Cate’s Closet in person, online, or on their social media sites.
The Chicago Bears organization is proud to implement and support numerous community programs and initiatives which positively impact thousands of individuals, children and families each and every year. Their community outreach provides essential support to schools, youth organizations, charities and community groups throughout the Chicago area. Please help support the Chicago Bears in their community service programs this year, and cheer them on as they take to Soldier Field in their 2022-23 season!
Another new participant in our homecoming promotion – the Chicago Cubs! The Cubs vision is to be recognized locally and globally for their collective work to encourage the love of sport and contribute to a more unified and thriving Chicago, where all youth, families and communities have an equal opportunity to achieve their highest potential both on and off the field. Thank you to the Chicago Cubs for participating in our Annual Swag Bag event this year!
Diva’s Salon and Spa
Diva’s has been a Swag Bag participant from the start! A family owned business right here in Shorewood, Diva’s has been a community staple for over 20 years! It is a full service salon and spa, providing hair services, facials, massage, manicures and pedicures, plus more. Their mission is to create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for their guests. They consider each guest as an individual with his or her own needs and desires. This is achieved through their educated, professional, and dedicated staff. Your experience is their highest priority. Call to schedule your homecoming hair and make-up styling with one of Diva’s professionals today!
Elite Driving School
Elite Driving School is a locally owned business creating partnerships with our community. At Elite Driving School, they care about relationships and people. Their goal is to invest in their clients and community as much as they invest in them. They strive to make your experience at Elite Driving School both a learning experience as well as an enjoyable experience. Elite believes that the cornerstone of their market is great teaching, excellent customer service and competitive pricing. Give Elite a call or check out their website for more info on signing up for classes now!
Hey Girl Esthetics
Hey Girl Esthetics is a Skin Care & Brow Bar located inside of Plush Salon in Mokena. Hey Girl provides services such as facials, waxing, brow and lash tinting and treatments, and more! Their mission is to make you love the skin you are in and to enhance inner beauty and confidence by providing one-of-a-kind services in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, while using quality products.
Jewelry Box Boudoir
Owned by one of our beloved staff members, Heather, Jewelry Box Boudoir is fun fashion jewelry for everyday wear. You will find fun, unique pieces that range from festive seasonal earrings, to edgy pieces that are perfect for day to night wear. Her earrings are made from lightweight synthetic leather and the earring findings are lead and nickel free metal-alloy. Please check out Jewelry Box Boudoir online and contact Heather with any questions!
Katie’s Krafts is the perfect place to find custom gifts, clothing or home decor! Katie can make anything from mugs, outdoor signs, to custom cosmetic bags like the ones found in our Swag Bags this year. The possibilities are endless! Visit Katie’s Krafts Facebook page for items that are available now, or to contact Katie to special order something.
Kosack’s Black Tie
Since 1948, the Kosack Family has owned and operated in Joliet, IL. Providing a variety of tuxedos and suits & accessories for weddings, proms or any formal event. Our commitment to our customers is simple- Provide the best service for whatever event you may be attending. Give them a call for more info – they would love to help you or your date dress the best for your event!
Mary Kay – Becki Hackett (Independent Senior Sales Director)
When you want personalized Beauty and Skincare services to look and feel your best, contact Becki Hackett. Becki is a Shorewood resident providing individualized professional attention to meet your needs with world class Mary Kay products. She offers virtual or in person appointments to fit your schedule. There is free delivery when ordering Mary Kay products with Becki Hackett.
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Let Nothing Bundt Cakes sweeten your day! Choose from up to ten delicious Bundt flavors made from the finest ingredients and crowned with their signature cream cheese frosting. To elevate your occasion, select from more than sixty unique handcrafted cake designs themed around holidays and celebrations throughout the year. They can be customized for any occasion, including birthdays, showers, weddings and graduations. For that extra touch, we carry a variety of retail items to enhance your celebration. Next time you need a one-stop shop for your upcoming gathering, bring the joy with Nothing Bundt Cakes!
So Dear to Pat’s Heart Floral
So Dear to Pat’s Heart is a local Shorewood, Illinois florist delivering courteous, professional service and the highest quality floral and gift items around. With over 32 years of floral design experience, our talented staff can create floral arrangements that will complement any occasion and meet your budget and style expectations as well. So Dear to Pat’s Heart is the perfect place to order your flowers for homecoming this year! They create amazingly beautiful corsages, boutonnieres, hand held bouquets and even hairpieces! Call So Dear to Pat’s Heart today to order your homecoming flowers!
Sophia Thomas Designs is a family owned design company that’s all about turning dreams into reality. They specialize in prom and homecoming. Sophia Thomas dresses have a gorgeous fit, luxurious feel while staying on trend and creating their own trends as well. Sophia Thomas dresses are only sold in boutiques and are not for sale online. Hurry into ASK Dress Boutique today to see our Sophia Thomas dresses in person!
Hurry In to Get Your Swag!
We can not wait for you to see the amazing Swag Bags this year, so shop for your homecoming dresses early to make sure you claim one of them before they are gone! As always, please give us a call if you have any questions. We hope to see you soon!
*Swag Bag promotion is for in-store formal homecoming dress purchases while supplies last! All bags may vary – some bags may not contain items from every swag bag participant.