WHO Steve and Marice Greenberg chucked a hectic Wall Street life and moved, with their Staffordshire bull terrier Stella, to Chicago in 2005. Now they stock a storefront full of canine essentials including cool carriers, crunchy treats, and super spa products. WHAT A spot for chic chiens WHERE 2031 N. Damen Ave.; 773-227-7341
“We are dog fanatics,” says Steve Greenberg, enthusing about his collection of spa products-the versatile paw and fur balm ($10) is a favorite-and accessories. Look for Canini leads (from $60) and collars (from $36) and embroidered sweaters by local designer Urban Hund (from $30). Splurge on a beautifully crafted denim coat (pictured, $110) by Australian pet outfitter Downtown Doggy.
Even kibble looks appetizing in Everyday Studios’ raised feeders (from $70), which come in bright-colored metal or acrylic. On dog days, Pet Ego’s ecothermic bowls (pictured, from $13) can be filled with ice to keep water cool.
Pooches go bonkers for Madame Fideau’s Parisian style snacks or Venetian dog biscotti ($9), by Beggars Banquet.
A roundup of this month’s sales, store openings, and shopping news
by Rebecca Little
Active Endeavors (853 W. Armitage Ave.; 773-281-8100, and in Evanston and Glencoe) discounts fall and winter merchandise by 30 to 50 percent off throughout the month.
Ikram (873 N. Rush St.; 312-587-1000) holds its semiannual sale starting Jan. 1st, with selected designer and runway pieces from fall and winter marked down 40 percent.
Jayson Home & Garden (1885 N. Clybourn Ave.; 773-248-8180) holds its semiannual Floor Model & More sale throughout January. Find upholstered and antique furniture, lighting, and rugs and accessories from brands such as Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams at prices 30 to 75 percent off. Some new stock pieces will be discounted to floor model prices.
Krista K (3458 N. Southport Ave.; 773-248-1967) and Krista K Maternity & Baby (3530 N. Southport; 773-248-4477) hold a Shop Around the Clock Sale on Jan. 27th. Find already-reduced items discounted an extra 50 percent from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with discounts decreasing every hour. All day, everything else in the store, including new spring arrivals, will be 20 percent off.
Vive La Femme (2048 N. Damen Ave.; 773-772-7429), a boutique for full-figured women, puts a positive spin on holiday weight gain with
its “The More You Weigh, the Less You Pay” sale. For the entire month, shoppers who step on a scale by the register will receive 10 percent of their weight as a discount.