Green Machine

Ever wonder how the green ethos can blend with urban chic? Then check out the new Bucktown gallery and shop 360SEE (1924 N. Damen Ave.; 773-698-6340,, a new minimalist space that features one-of-a-kind sculptures and furniture that uses reclaimed materials, such as a coffee table made from the hood of a 1972 Chevy truck. In all, the store showcases the work of 20 artists or designers, displayed on two levels.


Top Sales This Week

The women’s boutique Lissa on Maxwell (729 W. Maxwell St.; 312-563-9470, marks down its entire inventory by 30 to 50 percent. Winter coats are 40 percent off and select fall items are 70 percent off.

The design outpost Material Possessions (704 N. Wabash Ave.; 312-280-4885, holds its annual Chilly but Chic winter sale with 20 percent off all hats, gloves, and scarves through the end of the month.


Best of the Rest

  • Jake (939 Rush St., 312-664-5553; 565 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, 847-501-5253; offers up to 70 percent off fall merchandise.
  • At the leather accessories store Andina Buenos Aires (1740 W. Division St.; 773-227-6225), shoppers get 20 percent off all full-price merchandise. Customers can purchase a $50 gift certificate for $40 and $100 certificate for $80; free gifts are included with purchases over $150.
  • Lori’s Shoes (824 W. Armitage Ave., plus six other Chicagoland locations; 888-334-SHOE, takes 30 to 50 percent off selected fall and winter styles.
  • She Boutique (1024 W. Armitage Ave., 773-880-8061; 483 Central Ave., Highland Park, 847-926-0150; offers an additional 50 percent of all merchandise from now until the end of the year.
  • Customers who spend $150 or more in December at the French home goods outpost Genevieve Lethu (900 N. Michigan Ave. level 4; 312-423-9948, receive a certificate for 20 percent off their next purchase.
  • Women’s boutique Veruca Salt (1921 N. Damen Ave., 773-276-9888; 521 N. Kingsbury St., 773-276-3888; offers 15 percent off an entire purchase through the end of the month.
  • During December and January, purchase a “mind body” membership with a friend at Exhale Spa (945 N. State St.; 312-753-6500, and each person will receive $30 off the usual $190 monthly rate. The promotion also includes 10 percent off retail items and 20 percent off spa services excluding waxing and nails.
  • Zozo for Kids (5137 N. Clark St.; 773-506-6120; offers deep discounts throughout December.