Sales Check

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

The 39th Annual Winnetka Antiques Show runs March 7th through 9th, with more than 50 national and international dealers in furniture, accessories, jewelry, art, vintage clothing, and Oriental rugs. Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka; 847-446-0537

Cheap Thrills, a group warehouse sale led by local boutique Eskell on March 1st, offers 20 to 75 percent off merchandise from Tangerine, Una Mae’s Freak Boutique, and Brooklyn-based Hayden Harnett handbags. Around the Coyote Gallery, 1935 1/2 W. North Ave.; 773-342-6777

The Handmade Market, a fair that features jewelry, clothing, handbags, and greeting cards created by local crafters and designers, opens March 8th. Free. The Empty Bottle, 1035
N. Western Ave.; 773-276-3600, handmadechicago.com

The International Vintage Poster Fair runs March 28th through 30th with more than 10,000 original posters available. Admission is $45 for the Friday night preview, then $15 on Saturday and Sunday. Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St.; 800-856-8069, posterfair.com

Shecky’s Girls Night Out, the New York shopping event, comes to Chicago on March 12th and 13th, with free drinks, beauty treatments, and up to 75 percent off designer merchandise. Ad- mission is $10 (goodie bag admission is $30). Tickets required. Great Hall at Union Station, 210 S. Canal St.; chicago.sheckys.com

Shop Chicago, Gen Art’s shopping event, unites 80 local designers and boutiques under one roof with music, cocktails, and mini-makeovers on March 29th. Reservations recommended. R.S.V.P. at genart.org. Great Hall at Union Station; 312-229-1701

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