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Cynthia Rowley in Bucktown Offers Deep Discounts This Weekend

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow
Saying goodbye to summer doesn’t have to be all that sad, especially when the women’s clothing designer Cynthia Rowley holds a huge end-of-season sale in Bucktown…

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Saying goodbye to summer doesn’t have to be all that sad, especially when the women’s clothing designer Cynthia Rowley (1653 N. Damen Ave., 773-276-9209, cynthiarowley.com) holds a huge end-of-season sale in Bucktown. Score up to 80 percent off clothes and accessories—such as limited-edition and one-of-a-kind samples—Friday, September 21 through Sunday, September 23. Find pieces from Rowley’s bold, graphic-design-inspired spring 2012 line, including tank dresses ($199, originally $395), skirts ($289, originally $410), and silk tops ($89, originally $295).


Top Sales This Week

Pick up a new statement necklace, cocktail ring, cuff, or clutch this weekend at the accessories shop M2 Boutique (3527 N. Southport Ave., 773-248-9866, mboutiquechicago.com), which celebrates its sixth birthday. With a few exceptions, everything in the store—as well as at its next-door neighbor and brother boutique M4 Men (3525 N. Southport Ave., 773-698-6407)—is buy one, get one 50 percent off on Saturday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Akira (shopakira.com for stores) pulls out all the stops for Métropolitain, its tenth-annual transit-themed fall fashion show. Held at Grossinger City Autoplex (1500 N. Dayton St.) on Sunday, September 23, the event also features cocktails and food from more than 15 vendors. Tickets ($25–$125) benefit local charities and can be purchased at shopakira.com.


The Best of the Rest

While fall officially arrives this week, fashion-forward folks are thinking spring—including the women’s boutique Neapolitan Collection (715 Elm St., Winnetka, 847-441-7784, neapolitanonline.com), which hosts a trunk show of the Isoude spring 2013 collection Wednesday, September 19 through Saturday, September 22.

Florodora (330 S. Dearborn St., 312-212-8860, florodora.com) isn’t afraid of putting on a show: A live model showcases vintage-inspired undergarments by the local lingerie designer Stephanie Kuhr on Friday, September 21 from 12 to 6 p.m. during a trunk show of Kuhr’s latest collection.

Be the first to see new collections of custom-fitted women’s suiting by Marlene Atelier and tailored winter coats by Caroline Jourdes at a cocktail-laden launch party this Thursday, September 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Resolution Digital Studios (2226 W. Walnut St.). Call 312-399-2729 or e-mail m@marleneatelier.com to RSVP.

Sadia Pattison, a new designer on the Chicago scene, debuts her women’s clothing line Sofia Azzad at Vertigo Sky Lounge (2 W. Erie St.) on Thursday, September 20 at 6 p.m.

Be on the lookout for a pop-up fashion show and chances to win Marshalls gift cards on Monday, September 24 at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Illinois Street, where the discount retailer temporarily parks a shopping-themed truck.



Lomography (1422 N. Milwaukee Ave., lomography.com), the maker of analog cameras with a loyal fanboy/girl following, debuted a Wicker Park storefront in the space previously occupied by Una Mae’s.

Linly Designs (1766 Second St., Highland Park, 847-266-5099, linlydesigns.com) fetes its new north-suburban showroom on Thursday, September 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. with wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a special appearance from HGTV’s Meg Caswell (Design Star, Meg’s Great Rooms). To RSVP, e-mail rsvp@paramountpr.com.


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