Two Huge Designer Sales Are Happening This Weekend

The Gilt City Warehouse Sale returns, and LA-based luxury consignment store Decades has a trunk sale at space519.

At this weekend's Gilt City Warehouse Sale, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, find labels like Missoni, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, and Helmut Lang marked up to 90 percent off retail.   Photo: Courtesy Gilt City

Discount Double-Dose

Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos, the reality stars and founders of the L.A.-based luxury consignment store Decades (decadesinc.com) swing through Chicago this weekend for a trunk show at space519 (900 N. Michigan Ave., 5th Floor, 312-751-1519, space519.com). Along with one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, they’re hauling modern fall designer clothing, shoes, and handbags from Balenciaga, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Louboutin, DVF, and Alexander Wang—with some items marked all the way up to 80 percent off. The event is open to the public on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

Also this weekend, the always-anticipated Gilt City Warehouse Sale returns to the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers (301 E. North Water St.). You’ll find labels like Missoni, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, and Helmut Lang marked up to 90 percent off retail. On Saturday between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., shoppers are let loose at the sale for two hours of rack-hunting. Tickets (available at gilt.com/chicagowhs) start at $20 and reduce to $10 as the day progresses. Bring along the plastic because payment is accepted via debit and credit cards only (no cash).

 

Openings

After breaking ground a year ago, Target (target.com) debuts its shiny new store tomorrow at West Division and North Larrabee Streets in Old Town.

The Frye Company (1007 N. Rush St., 312-642-3793), which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, is now open in the Gold Coast. You’d never guess the new 6,000 square-foot store—with original exposed brick walls, reclaimed oak flooring and barn doors, and a 15-foot-high black tin ceiling—is the same space previously occupied by Jilly’s Piano Bar.

 

The Best of the Rest

  • Hat shop Goorin Bros. (goorin.com) holds its quarterly sample sale this weekend. You’ll find $20 fedoras, $15 flatcaps, $10 baseball caps, and other styles for both men and women. Find the sale at Mazi Dance Studio (1564 N. Damen Ave., 3rd Floor) on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The high-end (but ridiculously named) furniture outlet The Dump (2860 S. Highland Ave., Lombard, 630-519-4800, thedump.com) celebrates its recent opening with what the company has dubbed the “biggest high-end sample sale in history” Friday through Monday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The Dump purchased hundreds of designer prototypes—by brands like Calvin Klein, Natuzzi Italia, Sherrill, and Jonathan Louis—for the sale. Expect a huge assortment of furniture for the entire home, including sofas and sectionals, Italian leather chairs, hand-knotted rugs, headboards, mattresses, and more at discounts ranging from 50 to 87 percent off.
  • Meet NYC stylist and model Tziporah Salamon (tziporahsalamon.com) and shop a selection of items from her enviable closet—including labels such as Halston, Yves Saint Laurent, and Comme des Garcons—at consignment boutique Luxury Garage Sale (1658 N. Wells St., 312-291-9126, luxurygaragesale.com) this Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Now through Saturday, bespoke men’s clothier Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors (300 W. Grand Ave., 312-895-1577, customsuitsyou.com) hosts a Zegna trunk show with 15 percent off custom suits, trousers, and sport coats made with Zegna fabrics (zegna.com). For an appointment, call 312-895-1577 or head to customsuitsyou.com.
  • Meet Wes Gordon—designer of sophisticated women’s wear with a modern edge—Thursday through Saturday, and shop his spring and summer 2014 line at Neapolitan Collection (715 Elm St., Winnetka, 847-441-7784, neapolitanonline.com).

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