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Kohler Opens Its First Chicago Spa in Lincoln Park

Plus, score deals on designer goods, and holiday shopping has officially begun.

Photo: Courtesy of Kohler

This Week’s Top Story

Kohler Waters Spa Lincoln Park (2358 N. Lincoln Ave., kohlerwatersspalincolnpark.com) is now open at Lincoln Common. At 20,000 square feet, the brand’s first city spa has water-themed décor, and treatments to match.

Past a burbling waterfall feature at the front desk, there’s a co-ed Thermal Suite (bring a swimsuit!) that invites guests to complete a “hydrotherapy circuit.” You can plunge into a cold pool, chill in a hydro-massage pool, or pop into the steam room or sauna.

Grab a glass of flavored water on your way to up the treatment rooms. Services include some of the brand’s signature hydrotherapy applications, including Lavender Rain ($159 to $169). After a lavender-and-eucalyptus exfoliation, you’ll get rinsed off under a Vichy shower; the session also includes warm stones and moisturizer.

Other treatments, such as the City Life Facial ($180 to $225), are aimed at combatting the harsh effects of city living, and are exclusive to the Lincoln Park location.

Top Sale This Week

Janet Mandell (311 W. Superior St., Ste. 216, janetmandell.com) holds its Fall Showroom sale today through Friday. Open to the public, the event offers high-fashion pieces from brands such as Prada and Valentino; some items are going for less than $100. The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Market

The Lycée Français de Chicago (1929 W. Wilson Ave., lyceechicago.org) hosts its Lycée French Market on Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature more than 80 artisan vendors selling artwork, accessories, gourmet goodies, and more. There’s also an onsite bistro serving French fare, and family-friendly entertainment including a sketch artist and a magician.

Pop-Ups

At Macy’s State Street (111 N. State St., macys.com), the ever-changing concept shop Story has a “Home for the Holidays” theme through December 31. Showcasing hundreds of holiday gift ideas, the pop-up will also host free events throughout the season, including a pie-baking class and on November 23 and a workshop on pop-up card art on December 6.

New lifestyle brand UpWest (upwest.com) hosts The UpWest Cabin Pop-Up Shop at Big Star (1531 W. Damen Ave.) on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event lets guests shop items from the brand, sample free chips and guacamole, and pick out a crystal collection.

Launch

Boy Meets Girl (boymeetsgirlusa.com), a streetwear brand founded by Chicago native Stacy Igel, has teamed up with the Chicago Bulls on Inspire with Us. The collaboration offers a unisex tote and a t-shirt, is exclusively available at the Madhouse Team Store at the United Center (1901 W. Madison St.) A portion of its proceeds benefits The Center on Halsted.

Retail News of the Week

  • Designer Zac Posen is shutting down his brand. Read more.
  • A Portillo’s pop-up experience is open at the Woodfield Mall through December 31. Read more.
  • Christkindlmarket will reprise its popular boot-shaped mugs this year. Read more.

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