About Us

A girl with a dream, dedication, and a lot of hard work lay the ground work for the story behind 1 Happy Girl.

 In 2008 a dream turned reality kicked off the start of our growing business. Starting as an online boutique, placing the first product orders, to days of photoshoots, and our very first sales coming through we could see that Paige Schwartz's dream to open her very own boutique and spread her love for fashion on to others was going to be a success. Less than a year later with increasing interest in the site, Paige and her mom Dawn Schwartz decided to take a leap and open our first brick and mortar store. That is when the craziness set in, working day and night to create the perfect atmosphere and feel for our store, we had our Grand Opening in Lemont, IL in June of 2009.

We learned early on that the craziness would not stop there, and that we would continue to grow by taking leaps of faith. Just over a year after we opened our doors in Lemont, we decided to expand, opening our second location in Saugatuck Michigan our favorite Resort town in a cute red barn converted into another 1HG store.

Our dream got even bigger when in 2014 we pushed to open 1HG Glen Ellyn before the Holiday season. Then in 2016 we did it again, putting blood, sweat and tears into a complete build out for our newest location, 1HG New Lenox! Each of our locations have their own slightly different style, so you can find something unique at every store you visit.

In 2016 with all of these changes and wanting to continue to grow, we transformed our Glen Ellyn location into our new headquarters space. The 1HG team wanted to put some time back into where we came from, and expand our online business along with our storefronts. This is where all the behind-the-scenes magic happens! Please follow along with us to get updates on our story.


Paige Schwartz The Brains Behind 1 Happy Girl