Shop Hop on Grand Avenue
The Grand Avenue Design District's annual Holiday Shop Hop is December 7 and 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in West Town (on Grand between Ashland and Western). Throughout the weekend, shops such as Artemisia, Modern Times, The Painted Lady, and Urban Remains will have sales and holiday treats. Here’s a taste: Get 20 percent off the entire store (along with baked goods from West Town Bakery and Vosges hot chocolate) at interior designer Bill Bruss’s store, Design Inc., and a free hay ride, plus crafts and cookies, at Christy Webber Farm & Garden Center.
Late Night in Andersonville
The shops of Andersonville are getting into the spirit of the season by offering late shopping hours and special offers with Late Night Andersonville. The first soirée is this Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. Then, on December 20, it happens all over again, same hours. This weekend, get 20 percent off everything at Scout from 6 to 10 p.m., and 20 percent off at Brimfield (where Santa will make an appearance) all day. White Attic will offer $100 on all dressers from 6 to 10 p.m. These are some rare deals—go get ’em!
Other Sales and Events:
The always-popular Renegade Craft Fair returns this weekend for its eighth-annual holiday market. Shop handmade designs from more than 150 indie artists on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse (1419 W. Blackhawk St.). Admission is free.
Get up to 50 percent off all floor samples and showroom inventory at the modern lighting store Artemide (223 W. Erie St.). Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ligne Roset (440 N. Wells St.) is holding an in-store Warehouse Sale from Friday to Sunday. Floor samples, overstock and discontinued items will be up to 60 percent off. Here’s a sampling of sale items from the previous warehouse sale: Confluences three-seat sofa with arm originally $7,385, sale price $4,000; Bianco table with three leaves originally $4,760, sale price $3,570; Maly bed with pillows and trays originally $6,225, sale price $3,745.