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Anna Wintour Descends Upon Chicago Tonight

Political Pop-Up Shop
There will be no separation of fashion and politics tonight, when Vogue editor Anna Wintour, designer Rachel Roy, and supermodels Iman and Chanel Iman host Runway to Win, an Obama reelection fundraising event at 6 p.m. at Harpo Studios (110 N. Carpenter St.)…

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Blow-dry Salon Opens in the Gold Coast

Blow by Blow New York has Blow. Los Angeles has Drybar. And honestly, we were a little jealous. The idea of a walk-in salon where stylists are trained in the art of the blowout (a blow-dry and style, in other words), well, blew us away…

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Randolph Street Market’s Summer Season Kicks Off This Weekend

Takin’ It to the Streets
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer—and the alfresco shopping season. This weekend, Randolph Street Market (randolphstreetmarket.com) sets off its ninth year of outdoor bazaars in the West Loop…

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A Brazil-Themed Shopping Event Takes Over Macy’s on State

This week at Macy’s (macys.com for locations), Calvin Klein launches a special-edition capsule collection featuring Brazil-inspired dresses ($135 to $180) designed by Francisco Costa, the label’s women’s creative director—who also happens to be Brazilian…

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Space 519 Hosts Pop-Up Shop for the L.A. Vintage Boutique Decades

Blast from the Past If you haven’t already heard of Decades (shopdecadesinc.com), a vintage and designer consignment boutique in L.A., you will soon—its co-owners Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos are set to become the next “Bravo-lebrities” when their reality show, now in development, makes its debut on the network (date: TBD)…

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Boutique for Made-in-the-USA Menswear Opens in the Gold Coast

Independent Streak
Independence (47 E. Oak St.; 312-675-2105, independence-chicago.com) jumped into the widening ring of locally owned men’s boutiques three weeks ago when it opened for business in the space that formerly housed Shrine Haberdashers…

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Athleta Opens in Lake View

Fit for Fashion
Athleta (3415 N. Southport Ave.; 773-525-5881, athleta.com), Gap Inc.’s activewear catalog for women, opens its first brick-and-mortar shop in Chicago this Wednesday, April 4…