A roundup of December’s sales, store openings, and shopping news
Architectural Artifacts marks down all items by 25 to 75 percent Dec. 6th through 23rd. 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave.; 773-348-0622Crave features clothing, jewelry, handbags, food, and home décor from 40 designers and boutiques at its holiday shopping party Dec. 9th from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20. Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.
Chanel large 1980's cuff in blue-purple lucite, $1,000-$1,200, at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.
The Erin Gallagher Wish List Party, Dec. 10th from 6 to 9 p.m., allows guests to create and send a wanted-items list to family and friends. Throughout December, enjoy "drive-by shopping" by ordering items online and arranging a time for an employee to walk the wrapped gift to your car. 1017 W. Lake St.; 312-492-7548
Handmade Market, a crafters' market with mostly local designers, hosts its holiday market Dec. 13th from noon to 4:30 p.m. The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave.
Winterfest in Roscoe Village offers late-night shopping discounts and specials from merchants on Roscoe Street, between Damen Avenue and Leavitt Street, Dec. 6th.
K. Amato, a local jeweler who works with 14-karat gold and semiprecious stones, offers $5 to $30 clearance items and a 30 percent discount on regular-priced pieces at its annual holiday sale on Dec. 2nd from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Omni Hotel, 676 N. Michigan Ave., and Dec. 3rd from 4 to 9 p.m. at K. Amato, 1229 W. Diversey Pkwy.
Lee Allison Company, a local menswear designer, hosts a holiday open house sale Dec. 6th, 7th, 14th, 20th, and 21st from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., showcasing ties, bow ties, cummerbund sets, and dress shirts. 1820 W. Webster Ave.; 773-276-7172
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers holds its vintage couture and accessories auction Dec. 3rd. Preview items at lesliehindman.com. 1338 W. Lake St.; 312-280-1212
The One of a Kind Show and Sale features handmade furniture, sculpture, jewelry, and paintings from more than 400 artists Dec. 4th through 7th. Tickets are $10. Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, 8th floor; 312-527-4141
The Renegade Craft Fair hosts its holiday market Dec. 6th and 7th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with 150 vendors in stationery, jewelry, clothing, and gifts. Pulaski Park, 1419 W. Blackhawk St.; 773-227-2707
Samantha marks down designers such as Catherine Malandrino, Vince, Autumn Cashmere, and Milly by 50 percent starting Dec. 26th. 64 E. Walton St., 1st floor; 312-951-5383