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Boutique for Made-in-the-USA Menswear Opens in the Gold Coast

Independent Streak
Independence (47 E. Oak St.; 312-675-2105, independence-chicago.com) jumped into the widening ring of locally owned men’s boutiques three weeks ago when it opened for business in the space that formerly housed Shrine Haberdashers…

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Athleta Opens in Lake View

Fit for Fashion
Athleta (3415 N. Southport Ave.; 773-525-5881, athleta.com), Gap Inc.’s activewear catalog for women, opens its first brick-and-mortar shop in Chicago this Wednesday, April 4…

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Attention Mothers-to-Be: Bump Couture’s Pop-Up Shop Opens in Wicker Park

Maternity Markdowns
Bump Couture (bump-couture.com) holds its inaugural pop-up shop at 1943 West Division Street (formerly Grow, the children’s boutique) with exclusive discounts on high-end maternity clothing and baby gear this Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m….

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J. McLaughlin Opens Third Suburban Shop

Preppy by Nature
J. McLaughlin (jmclaughlin.com), the über-preppy brand known for its bright colors and two-way stretch fabrics, celebrates the opening of its third Chicagoland location (53 S. Washington St., Hinsdale; 630-468-2597) with a party on Thursday, March 15 from 6 to 8 p.m…

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Annual Fashion Show Centers on Chicago Communities

City Inspirations
Explore the latest local designs from ten up-and-coming fashion students during the Chicago Fashion Foundation’s fifth annual Future of Chicago scholarship competition on Wednesday, March 7, at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.)…

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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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