It may be just the beginning of summer, but our staff at ASK is getting ready for one of our most favorite dress shopping seasons of the year . . . . HOMECOMING!!!!  Homecomings are scheduled early this year at many of the local high schools, so you will want to shop early this year for the Perfect Dress.

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 Wednesday, 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 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.


BOOMBAUnlike many other breast inserts, BOOMBA inserts have adhesive on both sides, sticking to your clothing and to your skin. BOOMBA inserts give you complete control over how much lift & cleavage you want. Just lift & stick! The inserts are water and sweat resistant, allowing you to wear them under swimsuits, dresses, sports bras, tops, and more! Inserts are reusable up to 40 times! Besides the inserts, BOOMBA also has nipple covers and various tapes. We are so excited to have a sample product in the swag bag and products available at ASK for purchase!

Diva’s Salon and Spa

divasDiva’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

eliteElite 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!


Katie’s Krafts

katies kraftsKatie’s Krafts is the perfect place to find custom gifts, clothing or home decor!  Katie can make anything from clothing, 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.

Liv Lyn Boutique

LivLynAn online, fine clothing boutique, Liv Lyn Boutique is cultivated with apparel & accessories to elevate your everyday style. Evolved from a style blog from founder, Olivia McDonald, to a leading fashion, lifestyle, and media brand. The pieces you will find are hand picked with collections for each season that highlight timeless staples, statement accessories, and trendy pieces to elevate your everyday style.

Mary Kay – Becki Hackett (Independent Senior Sales Director)

Mary KayWhen 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.

Nonnie’s Cookie Co.

NonniesThere truly is nothing like a homemade cookie. Nonnie’s Cookie Co. is a home based business in the Joliet area. Kim’s love of baking and making unique cookies for her family and friends led to the creation of Nonnie’s. Kim will create whatever design you desire. Graduation, Birthday, Confirmation, Anniversary, & SO much more! Whatever the event, these cookies will be perfect! They look AND taste great! Kim will even heat seal each cookie to maintain freshness even longer. You will not be disappointed with your order.


OrleandersLocated in historic downtown Morris, Orleanders is a top rated boutique in the Chicagoland area. Carrying women’s trend setting styles for sizes Small through 3X. The inventory is constantly changing at Orleanders, so you will see something new each time you visit. Be sure to visit Orleanders in person on Liberty Street in Morris or online! Open 7 days a week.

Post West Boutique

Posh WestA local family owned business in Shorewood, Posh West Boutique provides comfy and cozy clothing options for women sizes Small to 3XL. However, Posh West has become SO much more than a clothing boutique! Find a fantastic home decor line, seasonal decor, gorgeous accessories, bath and body lines, and so much more. Striving to be your one stop shop for gift giving whether for yourself or friends and family.

Plainfield Lanes

Plainfield Lanes HOCO blogLooking to have some FUN? At Plainfield Lanes, it is their GOAL to help you do just that! Whether you’re looking to meet up with a friend for a drink after work, entertain the kids (or like child-like adults) for a couple hours using up their excess energy rolling bowling balls down a lane at pins or playing in our state of the art arcade, grab a delicious bite to eat, throw the easiest party of your life (get all the credit without having to do ANY of the work) or even spend an hour exercising your brain by thinking outside of the box in our escape room – they’ve got you covered!

Rachel Allan

Rachel Allan SwagEstablished in 1985, Rachel Allan is a USA fashion-based designer for prom, homecoming, cocktail, social occasion, couture, and pageant dresses. Priding themselves in creating stylish, high-quality dresses that are figure-flattering and will have you looking and feeling your best for your events. Rachel Allan’s beautiful styles are available in sizes 00-24W.

RejuveNate Plants & Wellness

RejuveNateCreated with the mission to spread awareness of mental health and suicide prevention, RejuveNate strives to achieve this through therapeutically hand painted pottery and wellness pieces. The plants utilized are air purifying which cleanse the toxins in our homes and help to aide in the relief of stress, anxiety, Bi-Polar Disorder, Sleep Disorder, PTSD, depression, and more. Rejuvenate hopes to not only bring awareness to mental health, but also to educate individuals and to help end the stigma around mental illness.

Shorewood HUGS

ShorewoodHUGSCreated in 2008 by five amazing women/friends who saw a need to help the community; Shorewood HUGS is a non profit women’s organization that works to make a positive impact on the lives of those in community, one hug at a time. HUGS, which is an acronym for Helping You Get Started, achieves this goal by hosting unique events and raising funds to fulfill wishes for those in need.

Sophia Thomas

sophia thomasSophia 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!

Stella Mae & Co

Stella MaeA studio flower shop! Stella Mae & Co specializes in creating unique and special flower needs for any celebration. Whether it’s Homecoming, Prom, Wedding, Graduation, Recitals, Events, or Sympathy, Stella Mae flowers and bouquets will stand out from the rest. Using Stella Mae for your floral needs, you are supporting a locally owned small business.

Sydney’s Closet

SC Swag Bag BlogSydney’s Closet focuses on the curvy customer making them experts at offering a well-curated assortment of chic, sophisticated styles that appeal to trend-conscious customers no matter what her size.  In a crowded marketplace, Sydney’s Closet collections earn rave reviews for contemporary silhouettes, intricate details and a flattering fit for the full figure.


TheoryBeTheoryBe is an online fashion boutique offering unique fashion forward styles. Shop their website for current available items. TheoryBe has a huge Facebook following; join their group to see items before they hit the website. New items are posted daily. It is a great place to find that outfit you’ve been looking for.



Hurry In to Get Your Swag!

We cannot 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.