Store openings and deals in February
Earrings by K.Amato
V-DAY: Jewelry for Valentine’s Day: cliché yet obligatory. Spice things up by gifting locally designed bijoux from K.Amato (k-amato.com; earrings shown are $40) for 25 percent off from February 1 to 14. Use code “lovekamato25.” Shower your sweetheart with antiques and vintage finds from the Randolph Street Market’s Valentine’s Day–themed indoor bazaar, Passions and Vanities, running February 2 and 3 at Plumbers Hall (1340 W. Washington St.). All month, Chicago-based website PrettyCity.com partners with dozens of local spas and salons for its annual Love You campaign, created to promote women’s heart health. Find more than 100 deals on facials, massages, haircuts, and more, all priced from $39 to $59, at prettycity.com/love.
UNCONVENTIONAL DEALS: Beginning this month, H&M shoppers can swap used clothing for discounts. Take in duds from any brand, in any condition; for each bag of garments you unload (up to two), you’ll net 15 percent off one in-store item. The 900 North Michigan Shops (900 N. Michigan Ave.)—which include J.Crew, Space519, and Michael Kors—hold a tax-free shopping weekend in honor of President’s Day: Keep some of those Lincolns in your pocket when you shop February 16 to 18.
POP-UP: Greg Chait, Tabitha Simmons, Jennifer Meyer—any of these names ring a bell? They will soon. These CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists are in the upper echelon of emerging designers, in good company with past winners such as Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler. Throughout February, view and purchase their work at a pop-up store inside Nordstrom (520 N. Michigan Ave.).
Photograph: Courtesy of K.Amato