Here Are the Best Sales and the Biggest Events in Chicago Shopping This Week

Atelier Azza opens on Michigan Avenue, the Art Institute holds its spring sale, spa week is back, and more deals are happening.

Photo: courtesy of atelier azza

Jewelry samples captioned “Pieces of me” on Atelier Azza’s Tumblr.

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Since launching her womenswear label in 2012, Chicago-born designer Azeeza Khan has been the woman to watch. Her collection of silky jewel-tone dresses, embellished blazers with hand-embroidered motifs, and Swarovski-laden collars have a distinct Indian feel, but with the designer’s modern twist.

Now her creations have a home: Atelier Azza (520 N. Michigan Ave., Level 3, 312-327-2300, atelierazza.com), Khan’s first storefront, opened last weekend inside The Shops at North Bridge. The store covers nearly 1,000 square feet and is filled with Khan’s dreamy ready-to-wear garments, which range from $79 to $695. The boutique also houses a showroom for custom and bridal orders.

 

Top Sales This Week

Shop student-made designs, jewelry, and wearable art this weekend at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s 13th Annual Spring Art Sale in the SAIC Ballroom (112 S. Michigan Ave., 312-629-6880, saic.edu/springsale). The event is open to the public and entry is free. Shop the sale Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lord and Taylor (180 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, 630-574-8000, lordandtaylor.com) celebrates its recently completed renovations—including an updated shoe department, new cosmetics department, and expanded handbag department—with a friends and family sale this Friday and Saturday. Expect discounts of up to 25 percent, music, light bites, and libations.

 

The Best of the Rest

  • Tonight at 6:30 p.m., jewelry and timepiece brand David Yurman (40 E. Oak St., 312-787-7779, davidyurman.com) hosts an in-store event to introduce the Dreaming in Color collection. Guests will be treated to hors d’oeuvres as they preview the spring 2013 collection.
  • StyleChicago.com presents The Art of Fashion, a runway show featuring fall 2013 collections from local talent such as Calvin Tran, Barbara Bates, and Lara Miller. The show—complete with a VIP cocktail reception and after party—will be held at the Museum of Broadcast Communications (360 N. State St., 4th Floor and Terrace) on Friday. Click here to purchase tickets.
  • Local jewelry designer Theresa Cowan of Mineralogy (mineralogydesign.com) will be at Roslyn (2035 N. Damen Ave., 773-489-1311, roslynboutique.com) on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. for a spring trunk show showcasing one-of-a-kind pieces created specifically for the event. The sparkling wine will be flowing and every shopper who spends over $100 will be entered into a raffle for a pair of Mineralogy earrings or a necklace.
  • Spa Week (spaweek.com) is back. From now through Sunday, more than three dozen Chicagoland spas are discounting select services to $50 (normally up to $500).
  • Mingle with Chicago Bears’ kicker Robbie Gould at Bloomingdale’s (900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-440-4460, bloomingdales.com) during the in-store New York Nights event, held in the men’s department tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. A portion of the sales from the evening will benefit Gould’s charity, The Goulden Touch.
  • Models ages two through eight will toddle down a mini runway at Sprout Kids (644 Central Ave., Highland Park, 847-780-4827, sproutkidshp.com) on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The spring fashion show will also feature face painting, cake, and refreshments.
  • The Spertus Shop (610 S. Michigan Ave., 312-322-1740, shop.spertus.edu) will hold its first-ever indoor sidewalk sale on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shop 50 to 80 percent markdowns on Judaica items, home decor, children’s gifts, books, and more. Purchases support the Spertus Institute, which fosters Jewish learning and leadership.

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