The 14th Annual SOFA (Sculpture Objects & Functional Art) exposition runs Nov. 2nd through 4th on Navy Pier, featuring more than 100 international galleries and dealers. One-day tickets are $15; $25 for three-day admission. 800-563-7632,

The Chanel boutique hosts a mini exhibition on the history of its iconic jacket on Nov. 17th. Call 312-787-5500 for details. 935 N. Michigan Ave.

The Chicago Botanic Garden hosts the Fine Art of Fiber show from Nov. 2nd through 4th, with quilts, fabrics, beadwork, and needle arts for sale. Admission is free; parking is $15. 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe; 847-835-5440

The Chicago International Toy and Game Fair (one of the few toy expos open to the public) comes to Schaumburg on Nov. 17th and 18th.  Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Dr.; 847-677-8277,

Eve J. Alfillé Gallery & Studio, a jewelry designer who specializes in unusual stones, unveils the nature-inspired series Umbel & Corymb at an open house party on Nov. 10th. 623 Grove St., Evanston; 847-869-7920,

Jayson Home and Garden hosts its twice-yearly outlet sale Nov. 8th through 21st, with an extra 10 percent off already reduced outlet furniture, plus free delivery. 1885 N. Clybourn Ave.; 773-755-8358,

Macy’s on State Street unveils its Joffrey Ballet–inspired holiday windows and Martha Stewart-designed Christmas tree on Nov. 10th. 111 N. State St., 312-781-1000

Nordstrom holds its half-yearly sale Nov. 7th through 18th, with discounts up to 50 percent off. Four area locations; for info,

The Treasure Hunt Luxury Home Furnishings Sample Sale brings floor samples and new pieces of furniture, fabrics, and artwork to the Merchandise Mart Nov. 3rd and 4th. Tickets
are $10. 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, 800-677-6278

The Winnetka Community House holds its 18th annual 20th-century design show (1890-1990) on Nov. 3rd and 4th. Look for furniture, paintings, jewelry, and decorative arts. Tickets are $12 and good for two-day admission. Tickets for the Nov. 2nd preview are $85. 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka; 847-446-0537,