“We’re on a rescue mission,” says Pasha Krise, owner of RefreshEase (2735 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-278-8445, refreshease.com), a resale boutique that opened in Logan Square last winter. Since then, the store has been stocking a carefully curated selection of secondhand name-brand clothing—now including a pair of skinny Joe’s Jeans ($40), Manolo Blahnik ballet flats ($75), and a Rebecca Taylor tweed dress with the original $300 price tag still attached ($40). Through Wednesday, July 4, the store takes up to 75 percent off select items during a Fourth of July-themed sale. But any day of the year, Logan Square residents get a 10 percent discount, the store’s Facebook friends score 15 percent off, and any shopper with a RefreshEase receipt—for $20 or more and from one of the previous seven days—gets 20 percent off his or her purchase.
Top Sales This Week
We’ve never met a deal we didn’t like, but we’re especially fond of a sale when the word “everything” is involved. Through Wednesday, July 4, the Akira online store (shopakira.com) offers 20 percent off everything. Just use the code “FIREWORKS” when you pay.
Wear red, white, or blue to either location of the boutique Perchance (11 E. Walton St., 773-244-1300; 3510 N. Southport Ave., 773-244-1300) to get 20 percent off anything red, white, or blue through Wednesday, July 4. At perchanceboutique.com, snag 20 percent off items in the same three patriotic hues when you type the code“FLAG20” during checkout.
The Best of the Rest
- At Presence (5216 N. Clark St., 773-989-4420, presencechicago.com), an assortment of red, white, and blue clothing and accessories are 25 percent off through Wednesday, July 4. The Andersonville women’s shop also takes 25 percent off all skirts and shorts, and an additional 50 percent of clearance merch.
- Learn a few wedding-day beauty tips and tricks from the Chicago hairstylist Debra Petrielli at the bridal boutique Mignonette (1747 W. Belmont Ave., 773-880-9141, mignonettebridal.com) from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 7. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Score 20 percent off select Alessi products this month at the design showroom WPA Chicago (314 W. Superior St., Ste. 110, 312-335-3855, wpachicago.com).
- Almost everything—with the exception of jewelry—is 20 percent off this week at both locations of Enaz (444 Central Ave., Highland Park, 847-433-6466; 309 Happ Rd., Northfield, 847-446-5551, enaz.com).
- Attention, mademoiselles: Get 30 percent off the New York-based label GAR-DE’s summer collection at Sir & Madame (938 N. Damen Ave., 773-489-6660, sirandmadame.com) through Monday, July 9. On the boutique’s website, get the same deal by using the code “GARDE30” at checkout.
Openings, Closings, and Relocations
The European menswear line Suitsupply (945 N. Rush St., 312-340-6909, suitsupply.com) opened its first Chicago location last week in the Gold Coast. The store has a rooftop terrace, espresso bar, and free Wi-Fi—all to help keep guys busy while an in-store tailor makes alterations on the spot.
The women’s boutique Hubba-Hubba (2040 W. Roscoe St., 773-477-1414, hubbahubbachicago.com) moves out of its Lake View digs and into a Roscoe Village space (the one that once housed Madison & Friends). Shop for moderately priced brands including Michael Stars, Veronica M, and Synergy when the store re-opens Thursday, July 5.
After a few minor renovations, the eyewear shop Optica (129 E. Oak St., 312-642-2550) has been converted to a Morgenthal Frederics (morgenthalfrederics.com). The German glasses purveyor is known for its frames, which are handcrafted from, of all things, buffalo horns.
This weekend, the custom T-shirt printing shop OneHourTees moves from Roscoe Village to a larger space in Bucktown (2148 N. Damen Ave., 773-687-0520, onehourtees.com). The business also recently launched OneHourTees on Wheels, which makes T-shirt house calls for parties and other events.