Calf leather tote, $598, Mark Shale, 900 N. Michigan Ave.

Fill up on fashion and food at Chicago House’s 25th annual charity brunch and runway show on May 6 at the Harold Washington Library Center (400 S. State St.). This year the social service agency teams up with Mark Shale ( for a special look at its spring 2012 collections. Tickets ($200 to $250) are available at . . . Call dibs on boho-chic spring and summer tops and dresses at Cerato (3451 N. Southport Ave.; 773-248-8604, when the boutique launches an exclusive clothing line by Orland Park’s Kristin Hassan and knocks 20 percent off all purchases on May 4. . . . Queue up at Krista K when the shop celebrates ten years in business with designer giveaways and 20 percent off the entire store on May 17. Freebie alert: The first 40 guests get goodie bags. . . . S.A. Elite (, the small store concept from Sports Authority, opens its latest location at Water Tower Place (845 N. Michigan Ave., Unit 4025) this month.


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