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This French Brand Specializes in Soft, and It’s Coming to Michigan Avenue

Plus, a spring sale at Chalk, a new pop-up shop at Nordstrom, and Randolph Street Market gets manly.

Photos: Courtesy of Les Lunes

This Week’s Top Story

Les Lunes (leslunes.com), a sustainable French fashion house, will open a store at the Shops at North Bridge (500 N. Michigan Ave., Lvl. 2) on March 30. The brand describes itself as “addicted to soft,” and its fabrics are sourced from bamboo. The Chicago store will mark Les Lunes’s fifth brick-and-mortar location, and its largest shop to date. Les Lunes’s collections include women’s ready-to-wear, men’s underwear, loungewear, active clothing, and more. In short, there’s a whole lot of softness coming to Michigan Avenue.

Top Sales This Week

Chalk (2611 Prairie Ave., Evanston, chalkboutique.com) is hosting a flash sale for spring. Running through Saturday, the sale offers 20 percent off all full-priced merchandise. The women’s retailer carries items from labels such as Chloe and Sonia Rykiel.

Pop-Up

Nordstrom (55 E. Grand Ave., nordstrom.com) has a new See By Chloe pop-up shop. Stocked with feminine, festival-ready styles from the line—expect bell-sleeve dresses and denim rompers—the store will host an opening event this evening. Hosted by fashion blogger Courtney Trop, the event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. and will offer cocktails, snacks, a live DJ, and nail art.

Markets

Randolph Street Market (1340 W. Washington St., randolphstreetmarket.com) returns to Plumber’s Hall on Saturday or Sunday. Featuring 125 vendors, the market will have a special #MenofMarch section devoted to menswear. The market will also sell jewelry, apparel, and accessories.

Retail News of the Week

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  • A local prom fashion show showcased a rainbow of styles. Read more.

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