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Lizzie Fortunato Opens Shop in Space 519

Plus: dapper new suits for men, generous discounts at St. John, and more style and shopping news this week

Lovebirds Clutch   Photo: Courtesy of Lizzie Fortunato

This Week’s Top Story

Space 519 (900 N. Michigan Ave., space519.com) opens its “Fortune Finds” shop-in-shop today. Designed in partnership with Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato, the twin sisters behind the chic label Lizzie Fortunato, the shop will showcase handmade jewelry, leather goods, and other accessories. The sisters will appear at the shop this evening from 5 to 8 p.m., and the pop-up will remain open throughout the weekend. The event marks the first time that Lizzie and Kathryn have brought their “Fortune Finds” concept outside of Chicago, and they will also stock the shop with goods they’ve collected on their international travels—think rugs from Morocco and baskets from Ghana.

Top Sales This Week

St. John (116 E. Oak St., stjohnknits.com) has taken 40 percent off its pre-fall collection. The line’s primary color palette is brown, orange, and blue, and items will be on sale through the end of the year (or while supplies last). Also running online, the sale applies to items such as a double-breasted knit jacket (reduced from $1,695 to $1,017) and a knit sheath dress (reduced from $795 to $477).

Maje (70 E. Oak St., us.maje.com) is hosting a sale in-store and online, offering 50 percent off select styles. Items include a printed dress with tassels (reduced from $325 to $162.50) and a reversible sailor jumper (reduced from $325 to $162.50).

The Denim Lounge (2039 W. Roscoe St., thedenimlounge.com) will celebrate its 20th anniversary by offering 20 percent discounts on its entire inventory tonight, from 5 to 9 p.m. The store offers casual clothing for men and women, and carries labels such as AG and Paige Denim. There will also be cider tastings, hairstyling services by Blown Away, and denim raffles.

Pop-Ups

Combatant Gentleman (combatantgent.com) a men’s fashion brand, will host a pop-up shop at Bloomingdale’s (900 N. Michigan Ave.) starting today. Open through the end of January, the shop will showcase the new Summit Italy collection, which features six new suits and two new blazers.

Hotel Monaco (225 N. Wabash Ave., monac0-chicago.com) hosts its first Neighborhood Pop-Up event this evening from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. In the lobby of the hotel, the pop-up will showcase goods from Wicker Park boutiques, including hat shop Goorin Bros. and vintage clothing and accessories store Kokoroko. The event will be held on the first Thursday of each month going forward, and will reflect different Chicago neighborhoods.

Singer, actress, and dancer Zendaya has launched a clothing line called Daya by Zendaya (dayabyzendaya.com). Check out the collection at the Daya by Zendaya pop-up shop, which is open at Block 37 (108 N. State St.) today through Saturday.

Health & Beauty

A new “Posh Wednesday” series is set to kick off at cocktail lounge Arbella (112 W. Grand Ave.) on November 9. Held on the second Wednesday of each month, the event lets guests get complimentary braids and makeup touchups from finishing salon Goldplaited (goldplaited.com). Arbella will also offer food and cocktail specials, including a dozen oysters and a bottle of sparkling wine for $40.

Retail News of the Week

  • Two Chicago women have created Oars + Alps, a line of skincare products for men. Read more.
  • Leffot, a men’s shoe showroom, is now open in the Loop. Read more.
  • The Fashion Outlets of Chicago will host a new Santa HQ this holiday season, and is already taking reservations. (Santa’s guest list fills up fast.) Read more.

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