Photo: Courtesy Objets D'Envy

Locally crafted jewelry from Objets D'Envy will be on display at the Chicago Sidewalk Sale tomorrow.

Lunch Break

Sneak away from your desk for a little mid-day retail snack today and tomorrow, when the local fashion community sets up shop at Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington St.) for the seventh-annual Chicago Sidewalk Sale ( The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 24, features 44 local designers and boutiques, along with a runway show each day at noon.

Make sure to check out locally crafted jewelry from Objets d’Envy ( in closeout prices as low as $5 (and up to $100); flirty summer dresses designed and made in Chicago by Anna Hovet (; quirky screen-printed tees by Megan Lee Designs (; and aprons almost too pretty for the kitchen by Ann Perry Designs (


Top Sales This Week

On August 1, Perchance ( closes its women’s boutique in Lake View (3510 N. Southport Ave., 773-244-1300) and its kids’ shop in Lincoln Park (1205 W. Webster Ave., 773-244-1300, as it consolidates its stock to a single Gold Coast location (11 E. Walton St., 773-244-1300). To lighten the load, all three shops are currently hosting a moving sale with markdowns up to 80 percent off. Run in for these deals: AG denim for $99 (was $168); a Brochu Walker maxi dress for $40 (was $225); Loeffler wedges for $197.50 (were $395); and a Tibi top for $175 (was $275). Added bonus: Buy five or more sale items and take an extra 20 percent off your entire purchase (use code MOVING20 online).

Fledgling Bucktown boutique von Z (1872 N. Damen Ave., 872-206-5954, holds its first sale this from Friday through Sunday. Look for women’s summer apparel, accessories, and shoes marked down to 40 percent off.


The Best of the Rest

  • Lincoln Park antique shop Vintage Pine (904 W. Blackhawk St., 312-943-9303, holds a summer flea market in the store’s parking lot on Saturday. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., shop bargain deals on furniture, home goods, china, and more. Items are sold as-is, cash and carry.
  • Women’s shopping and pampering event Sassy City Chicks ( ascends on the Drake Hotel (140 E. Walton St.) on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Your $40 ticket scores you access to the sale, complimentary spa treatments (mini manicures, makeup applications, hair styling, and more) and two drink tickets.
  • Gift shop Art Effect (934 W. Armitage Ave., 773-929-3600, launches a sale this week featuring its deepest discounts of the season. Prices are slashed on goods by Tracy Reese, Jonathan Adler, Michael Stars, and more, both in-store and online.
  • Children's resale shop The Second Child (954 W. Armitage Ave.; 773-883-0880, holds an anniversary sale this weekend. Shop Friday for 50 percent off all children’s clothing; shop Saturday for 75 percent off. Cash only.
  • Find goodies for your big day from local artisans at Indie Wed (, an unconventional bridal expo held Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Zhou B Art Center (1029 W. 35th St.). Expect two floors of vendors, live music, and food and beverage tastings.
  • “Made in the Shade” is the theme of this month’s Randolph Street Market (1340 W. Washington St., 312-666-1200,, held Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Along with the usual antiques and handmade wares, you’ll find items that help you keep cool, from vintage sunhats and bathing suits to Ray Ban sunglasses, parasols, and cover-ups. Tickets are available online for $8 and at the door for $10.