Shop for a Cause

The jewelry designer Sarah Radford of Chic Gems (312-602-2561; has long supported various charities, including the cancer support agency Imerman Angels and the charity Aid for AIDS. This month, Radford partners with Angela Rose of PAVE, a national non-profit organization founded in 2001 to raise money for victims of domestic abuse. Shop at Chic Gems virtual trunk show online and enter the discount code “pave” through the end of the month to save 10 percent on any jewelry purchase; 20 percent of proceeds will be donated directly to PAVE.

 Top Sales This Week

The downtown hotel Affinia Chicago (166 E. Superior St.; 312-787-6000, holds a nine-day sale offering rooms for $99. Book now through Jan. 13th to reserve a room for any date through March 31st at the discounted rate.

The Bucktown shoe boutique Grace (1917 N. Damen Ave.; 773-384-7223, takes 50 percent off all fall and winter merchandise.

 Best of the Rest

  • Women’s boutique Veruca Salt (521 N. Kingsbury St., 773-276-3888; 1921 N. Damen Ave., 773-276-9888, holds a denim sale Jan. 4th through Jan. 10th. Buy one pair of regularly priced jeans and get the second pair half off.
  • Hubba Hubba (3309 N. Clark St.; 773-477-1414, offers 10 percent off any pre-tax purchase within 30 days.
  • The Bucktown women’s boutique Helen Yi (1645 N. Damen Ave.; 773-252-3838, discounts selected fall merchandise up to 75 percent.
  • Through Jan. 10th, the Winnetka boutique Randoons (962 ½ Green Bay Rd., Winnetka; 847-784-1890, marks down clothing, bags, and accessories up to 60 percent.
  • Krista K (3530 N. Southport Ave.; 773-248-4477, offers 30 percent off selected styles of the baby brand Daily Tea at the store’s Web site.
  • Lori’s Shoes (824 W. Armitage Ave., 773-281-5655; plus six suburban locations, offers up to 70 percent off selected European lines including Vic Matie, Fabio Rusconi, and Apepazza both in store and online.
  • Starting Jan. 6th, the online boutique Billion Dollar Babes ( takes 55 to 70 percent off Hayden-Harnett merchandise.
  • All-around design shop Virtu (2034 N. Damen Ave.; 773-235-3709, celebrates its 8th Anniversary with 10 percent off everything in stock.
  • Art Effect (934 W. Armitage Ave.; 773-929-3600, marks selected sale items down to 50 percent off through the month.
  • The children’s boutique Madison and Friends (43 E. Oak St., 888-332-8610; 2004 W. Roscoe St., 773-935-2820; marks down its fall and winter merchandise 65 percent; denim is 20 percent off through the end of the month.
  • The Winnetka women’s boutique Havilah (728 Elm St., Winnetka; 847-441-7800, offers 30 to 60 percent off storewide through Jan. 10th.