Photo: courtesy of frimson
Color My Wardrobe
Like the perfectly organized dream closet, Frimson (715 W. Armitage Ave., 312-846-1466, frimson.com), the north side’s newest boutique, adds a splash of color to Lincoln Park with a mix of modern designs. The shop’s name derives from “The marriage of the colors of fuchsia and crimson,” store owner Thripthy Mathew says. Alongside labels such as Eva Franco, Waverly Grey, and jewelry designer Bansri, Mathew displays her own cutting edge line, which focuses on intricate, handcrafted designs. Spring styles at Frimson start at $70 and average $175. Stop in soon, because all customers receive 10 percent off their first purchase during April and May.
Top Sales This Week
Round up your gently used denim: The Blues Jean Bar (2210 N. Halsted St., 773-248-5326, thebluesjeanbar.com) is hosting a jean drive through end of the month. Bring in one pair and get 10 percent off a brand new pair; bring two pairs for 15 percent off; and donate three pairs to nab 20 percent off a new style. All used jeans will be donated to the Brown Elephant (howardbrown.org).
The Best of the Rest
- Title Nine Lincoln Park (1024 W. Armitage Ave., 773-935-5116, titlenine.com) holds a bra fit test event tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. During the event, get 10 percent off a bra purchase (and a free gift!), along with complimentary snacks and drinks.
- The 12th annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence (700 S. Des Plaines St.)—a soiree commemorating the work of emerging student designers with a fashion show competition—happens Friday at 6:30 p.m. Purchase tickets ($175–$300) at driehausdesign.org.
- Le Thrift Consignment (1754 W. Division St., 312-912-9676, lethrift.com) hosts a Breakfast at Tiffany’s shopping event on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A $10 donation at the door automatically enters shoppers into a raffle to win a piece of Tiffany and Co. jewelry and a 25 percent discount on designer items. Proceeds support One Hope United’s mission to prevent child abuse.
- Edith Hart (1917 N. Damen Ave., 773-252-3350, edithhart.com) hosts another Babes and Bagels shopping event on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. This time, bagels will be from Nellcôte (nellcoterestaurant.com) and 15 percent of sales during the event will go to PAWS (pawschicago.org). Get your first look at new items from Otis and MacLain, Wildfox, Maurie & Eve, and White Suede.
Openings and Closings
Jewelry designer Sarah McGuire celebrates her studio's 10th anniversary with the grand opening of her new appointment-only showroom (3729 N. Ravenswood Ave., Ste. 118, 773-327-8870, sarahmcguire.com) on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Shop McGuire’s rotating collection of one-of-a-kind pieces, custom wedding rings, and handmade fine jewelry. The event is open to the public and food and cocktails will be served. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After 10 years in Bucktown, Riley (1659 N. Damen Ave., 773-489-0101, shopriley.com) will close its doors at the end of May. Until then, shop the Lost Our Lease sale for savings on everything in the store. Owner Stephanie Riley says she decided to close the shop due to increasing rent and she is scouting a new location.