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Chicago Green Wedding Alliance Holds Inaugural Event

Sustainable Showcase
The Chicago Green Wedding Alliance (greenweddingalliance.com), a nonprofit that connects conscious couples to eco-friendly vendors, is holding its inaugural green bridal event, Committed (committedlovechicago.com), on Sunday, February 26 from 12 to 4 p.m., at Greenhouse Loft (2545 W. Diversey Pkwy; 312-733-5762, greenhouseloft.com)…

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Boho Bridal Boutique Opens in Gold Coast

Whimsical Wedding Wear
One month after the arrival of Vera Wang (945 N. Rush St.; 312-379-5355, verawang.com), Anthropologie’s bridal brand BHLDN (8 E. Walton St.; 312-573-2573, bhldn.com), pronounced “beholden,” opened its second U.S. outpost in the Gold Coast today…

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Lake Forest Boutique Celebrates 90 Years

Family of Fashion
In 1922, Margaret Baxter Foster opened The Lake Forest Shop (265 Market Square, Lake Forest; 847-234-0548, thelakeforestshop.com) to provide women with pants, skirts, tops, and other pieces to mix and match—a cutting edge concept at the time…

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Randolph Street Market Holds Inaugural Winter Bazaar

Season Premiere
Randolph Street Market (randolphstreetmarket.com) kicks off its 2012 season early with the inaugural Wonderful Winter Market on Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5 at Beaux Arts Plumbers Hall (1340 W. Washington St.)…

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Luxury Hosiery Company Opens New Chicago Store

A Leg Up
The Austrian luxury hosiery brand Wolford—known for its patterned and brightly colored stockings, leggings, and tights—opened its second Chicago store this month in The Shops at North Bridge (520 N. Michigan Ave., first floor; 312-245-1894, wolfordshop.com)…

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Bridal Boutique Inspired by French Style Enters Lake View

C’est la Mode
“I really like the way French girls are cute, sexy, and sweet without trying too hard,” says Kpoené Kofi-Bruce, a wedding gown designer and recent transplant to Chicago from San Francisco…

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Local Kids’ Boutique Introduces Second Location

Double Trouble
Fifteen years after opening on Oak Street, the children’s boutique Madison and Friends (43 E. Oak St.; 888-332-8610, madisonandfriends.com) launched a second location last month at 2040 West Roscoe Street…

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Boutique Geared Toward Tweens and Teens Opens in Roscoe Village

Girl Power
Watch out, Abercrombie, Hollister, and Aéropostale: There’s a recently opened, independently owned shop in Roscoe Village that caters to tweens and teens. Crush (2138 W. Roscoe St.; 773-661-9481, crushonroscoe.com) features clothing and accessories from more than 20 established and up-and-coming brands for girls (as well as a few for women)…

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Patagonia Launches New Location in Gold Coast

Arriving in time for the first day of winter, Patagonia (patagonia.com), an environmentally conscious brand of outdoor clothing and gear, unveiled its second Chicago location (48 E. Walton St.; 312-640-5934) last week in the Gold Coast…

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Salon with Childcare Services Arrives in Bucktown

Baby-Sitters Club
“The idea [for the salon] was centered around allowing a mom to feel like herself again, without needing to rely on a babysitter, nanny, husband, or partner to help out,” says Valerie Weisman, co-owner of Urban Mom Salon (2143 N. Damen Ave.; 773-687-8346, urbanmomsalon.com)…

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Pop-Up Shop Features Merchandise Designed in Chicago

Locals Only
Made In Chicago Presented by AIBI (44 E. Grand Ave.; 312-836-1041), a pop-up shop produced by the City of Chicago’s Apparel Industry Board Inc., brings together clothing, accessories, and home items from 21 local designers…

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Haberdash Debuts Shop for Men’s Shoes and Accessories

All You Can Carry
Focusing on footwear and accessories for men, Haberdash EDC (611 N. State St.; 312-646-7870) opens Friday, November 25 on the same block as its “brother” store, Haberdash (607 N. State St.; 312-624-8551), which carries men’s apparel…

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Kid-centered Salon and Spa Comes to North Center

Kids Welcome
Rock Candy (4141 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-883-3000, rockcandysalonandspa.com), a salon and spa primarily for children, is scheduled to open later this month in North Center…

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