Boutique Bargains

A group of independently owned Lincoln Park boutiques—15 stores in all—are in cahoots this week, teaming up for one giant warehouse sale. More than a thousand pieces will be slashed by at least 40 percent and featured at the one-day sale, taking place on Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. at Thread Lounge (918 W. Armitage Ave., 773-281-0011,

Here’s a glimpse at the sale items you’ll find on Thursday: a Parker silk blouse from Shop 857 (normally $200, now $80); a Three Stones wool coat from Moi Boutique (normally $298, now $149); an Ark & Co. sequin dress from Eclectic Chique (normally $140, now $50); and a Jack Carla dress from Piper Boutique (normally $69.50, now $28.50). Guests will be treated to cocktails and small bites, and raffle will be held every half hour with giveaways from local restaurants, spas, and workout studios.


Top Sales This Week

Tomorrow through Sunday, RE.STOCK Shop ( holds its Designer Sample and Overstock Flash Sale in a West Loop warehouse (1043 W. Madison St.). Most prices will be at wholesale or less for local brands such as Cotton Candy Couture, C/FAN Designs, and Archer Townsend. Doors are open weekdays from 12 to 7 p.m. and weekends from 12 to 5 p.m.

Shop Killion’s (1006 W. Armitage Ave., 773-348-2790, semi-annual sample sale now through January 31. Chicago-designed clothing is marked up to 75 percent off, with prices ranging from $20 to $125.


The Best of the Rest

  • Neiman Marcus (737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900, marks designer items up to 65 percent off during its annual Last Call Sale, happening now through Friday.
  • Florodora ( is in the midst of its semi-annual Scandal Sale, which runs through February 9. All merchandise in both stores, Florodora (330 S. Dearborn St., 312-212-8860) and Florodora Shoes (348 S. Dearborn St., 312-212-8860), is up to 50 percent off—including brand-new spring arrivals.
  • During the winter clearance event (happening now and continuing until supplies run out) at Sir & Madame (938 N. Damen Ave., 773-489-6660,, most merchandise is marked 50 to 75 percent off.
  • Book a facial at The Spa at Dana (Dana Hotel and Spa, 660 N. State St., 312-202-6000, now through Thursday and they’ll throw in a complimentary anti-aging NuFace treatment (normally $40).



On Saturday, The Bar Method ( opens its fifth Chicagoland location at 1 East Delaware Place. Through February 10, the Gold Coast studio is offering five weeks of unlimited classes for $100. The bargain is available to new clients or anyone who has not attended a Bar Method class since at least 2011. Call 312-573-9150 for more information.