Sales Check

A roundup of sales, store openings, and shopping news in August 2008

The American Craft Exposition runs Aug. 22nd through 24th at Northwestern University. 847-570-5096

Bloomingdale’s holds its annual shopping benefit on Aug. 27th at all four area locations with fashion events and 15 to 20 percent off purchases. A $10 ticket benefits 60 Chicago-area nonprofits. 312-440-4515; bloomingdales.com

Bucktown Arts Fest runs Aug. 23rd and 24th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. 312-409-8305

The Daisy Shop, a couture resale shop, offers 40 percent off designers such as Badgley Mischka, Ungaro, and Liancarlo. 67 E. Oak St., 6th floor; 312-943-8880

The Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival runs Aug. 22nd through 24th from noon to 8 p.m. Glenwood Avenue between Lunt and Farwell avenues; 773-761-4477

The 51st Annual Gold Coast Art Fair— a juried art fair with 300 artists—runs Aug. 8th through 10th. River North Gallery District between Clark and Wells streets and Chicago Avenue and Ontario Street; 847-926-4300

The Golden Triangle, which rarely has sales at such deep discounts, holds a sidewalk sale from Aug. 15th through 30th with items marked down up to 75 percent. 330 N. Clark St.; 312-755-1266

Habit celebrates its third anniversary with a sale on Aug. 23rd and 24th. 1951 W. Division St.; 773-342-0093

Joe’s Jeans plans to open a store in August. 1715 N. Damen Ave.; joesjeans.com

Macy’s presents Glamorama on Aug. 22nd. The ’80s-themed night will feature a fashion show, plus headliners Cyndi Lauper and MC Hammer. At the Chicago Theatre with an afterparty at Macy’s (111 N. State St.). 312-902-1500

Selections, an upscale consignment shop, gives 50 percent off already discounted clothing and 25 percent off accessories from Aug. 9th through 16th. 2152 N. Clybourn Ave.; 773-296-4014

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