The Attic in Uptown Mt. Carmel has been a part of the local business community since 1987, owned and operated by Rita Harness. In 2018 the business changed ownership, and along with that came new beginnings.
Rebecca Rutledge is no stranger to hard work, growing up in Indiana on a produce farm she learned from an early age the value of hard work. Rebecca and her sister spent hours during childhood summers helping with the family business. The sisters also had a favorite “go-to” place for their childhood holiday dresses, that place was The Attic.
As the girls grew older they both sought jobs at the Attic, with Rebecca attending Wabash Valley College. Rebecca would often tell her grandfather “if The Attic ever goes up for sale I want to buy it” as she always had a love for the store.
As time went on Rebecca married and had a child, she had left her position at The Attic and focused on pursuing her family. However, one day her sister Rachel came to her with intriguing news. The Attic was for sale! Rebecca could not wait to tell her husband “her dream job was for sale”. Rachel’s husband showed full support for her dream, and so the process began.
Shortly after taking ownership of The Attic, Rebecca began making renovations and updates to suit her taste. Bringing to the community a new face to a familiar hometown business. The Attic still carries all the favorites customers have loved over the years as well as some new products.
The Attic is truly your one-stop children’s shop carrying a large variety of items for boys and girls. Some items you will find at The Attic include:
• Children’s Boutique Clothing
• Children’s Jewelry and Accessories
• Children’s Outerwear
• Big Brother/Sister Shirts
• Children’s Books/Toys
• Custom Hair Bows
• Children’s Birthday-wear
• Children’s Wedding & Christening
• Children’s Under Armor Clothing
• Wee Squeaks
• Piggy Paint
The store also offers a nice consignment area for all ages of children and adults, featuring gently used quality items. This is great place to find great prices on Men’s, Women’s, Children’s, and Maternity clothing. The consignment department offers purses, shoes, and home décor as well, with daily discounts being offered.
Make sure you stop by and get your dose of Retail Therapy soon, at The Attic in Uptown Mt. Carmel.
426 N Market Street
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863