About Us


The Peach Is Planted

The Peach was planted in 2007 by Karen Morava, a passionate and creative artist with a love of all things French. Two locations (we started on Harrison St in Oak Park’s “Art District”) & one build out later, the Peach is now located in Downtown Oak Park, IL under our striped awning. Karen's vision is styled after an old fashioned European department store.


At CarefulPeach we offer a unique selection of brands of apothecary luxuries, handmade jewelry, accessories, table linens, fine tabletop pieces, stationery, gourmet foods, cooking accessories, home decor, and oh so much more. With a mixture of antique, vintage, and new pieces, we seek out European and American products that exude sophistication, charm, and whimsy while maintaining high quality and high standards. Eco-friendliness and social consciousness are integral parts of who we are.




Since opening CarefulPeach over a decade ago, Karen’s mission is to contribute to our vibrant community. CarefulPeach is a frequent donor to the Oak Park Animal Care League, and consistently partners with other local charities such as Hephzibah Children’s Association, Sarah’s Inn, and the OPRF Infant Welfare Society. As a rescue-animal owner herself, Karen also has an open doggy-door policy and welcomes all #peachpups to join their humans when they shop.



Karen curates each line with care and purpose. CarefulPeach is dedicated to offering products that are high quality, eco-friendly, and ethically sourced. From fair trade coffee to stain resistant linens, locally handmade fine jewelry to delightfully durable dish ware, items from The Peach often last a lifetime and can be passed down from generation to generation. This commitment to sustainability is ever-present in what we sell and how we manage our brick & mortar shop. 



We’re passionate about the collections we bring in to The Peach, and our staff is always willing to share their favorite #peachypicks! When you enter our shop, you can expect an excellent shopping experience with personalized assistance from any of our associates. If you are interested in employment at The Peach, please reach out via email at [email protected]