The Something Special Story

Located on Main Street in historic downtown Galena, Illinois, Something Special is the creation of Laurie and Jerry Digman. The store was established in 2012 as a result of the Digman’s expansion at their growing Wooden Wardrobe boutique shop directly across the street.

Laurie introduced a line of imported Polish stoneware that caught her eye during a national market exhibition. She was amazed at how many of her customers knew the beauty and value of Polish pottery from the leading world-wide source – Ceramica Artystyczna.

Polish pottery is a combination of art and functionality. Each piece is meticulously hand-painted by master artists at the factory in Boleslawiec, Poland. The finished dishwasher and freezer safe line of tableware and ovenware is chip resistant. It can be used every day in serving from conventional oven or microwave right to the table. Learn more and see the line at our Something Special store and here online.

Laurie soon recognized another niche for Something Special that fills a need for shoppers in Galena… children’s clothing and accessories for newborns up to size 6X. At the store you will find well-known brands such as Aden + Anais, LeTop, Isobella & Chloe, Mud Pie, Baby Legs, Bunnies by the Bay, Little Me, Maison Chic and many others.

“We look for adorable kids clothing that will stand up to washings and that can be used over and over again,” Laurie explains. “Our baby boutique department is perfect for shower gifts or new moms looking for layette items, swaddles and blankets.”

Browsing through the store, visitors will find cherished moments and delightful treasures such as cuddly tooth fairy and travel pillows, Robeez Shoes, Livie & Luca, Mary Meyer’s toys, charm bracelets, stuffed animals, headbands and bows, and so much more. Our experienced and friendly staff is ready to serve you at a store that is truly Something Special.

While you’re visiting Galena, be sure to stop by the Wooden Wardrobe women’s clothing boutique across the street or visit You deserve something special!