These Are the Best Store Openings and Shopping Deals in June

This month’s Sales Check has a Wicker Park Street Fest, the Old Town Art Fair, cosmetics, swimwear, and more.

Splendid’s Magnolia tank

Photo: Courtesy of Splendid

Splendid’s Magnolia tank ($84)

BEST IN FEST From May 31 to June 2, Wicker Park becomes a 10-block shopping strip for the Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale ( Your $5 donation will support three local elementary schools. On June 8 and 9, an estimated 30,000 art lovers will descend on the 64th annual Old Town Art Fair ( to shop for paintings, ceramics, jewelry, and other crafty finds. A $7 donation is requested.

NEW IN TOWN Cosmetics and skin-care boutique Cos Bar plans a June 1 opening in downtown Highland Park (442 Central Ave.), with a roster of high-end brands including Laura Mercier, La Mer, and Natura Bissé. On June 14, L.A.-based Splendid opens its first Illinois store at Westfield Old Orchard in Skokie. Along with supersoft tees and dresses, the new shop will carry women’s footwear and swimwear and kids’ clothes.

ETHICAL ATTIRE Shop sustainable styles from local labels such as Lara Miller and Silkutopia in the eco-fashion pavilion at the Whole Life Expo (1551 Thoreau Dr. N., Schaumburg), a celebration of all things holistic, held May 31 to June 2. Tickets ($20 daily, $50 for a weekend pass) can be purchased at

FASHION SHOW On June 12, the rooftop at Castaways, North Avenue Beach’s ship-shaped bar, transforms into a runway for Come Sail Away, a showcase of sundresses and swimwear from half a dozen designers, including avant-garde styles by Ramsey J. Prince. The fashion show includes cocktails, live music, and fireworks. Purchase tickets at



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