Men’s Mecca

After five years in Old Town (1350 N. Wells St., 312-440-1300), Haberdash, one of the city’s few men’s boutiques, opened a second location in River North this month; the new store is at 607 North State Street (312-624-8551, “We’re looking for a higher profile spot that can put us on the map,” says Jerry Kamhi, who partners with the shop’s creator Adam Beltzman. In September 2009, the duo re-launched Haberdash as a complete wardrobe solution for the 25- to 40-year old guy—a change that increased the shop’s sales by more than 100 percent in the last year. “We used to be more about trend lines; now we’re a complete modern day men’s store,” says Beltzman. Thanks to the re-branding, shoppers can now find under one roof trendy digs from Rag&Bone, Hugo Boss, and Haberdash’s signature collection as well as the new Haberdash Authentics collection, featuring traditional apparel and accessories from Wolverine, Red Wing, and Woolrich. “It’s a mix of brands that have been staples for 25-plus years,” says Beltzman. This fall, look for Haberdash’s favorites: an array of plaid and pattern shirts ($115 to $170), soft sport coats ($595 to $745), sweaters ($140 to $300), and boots ($125 to $350).


Top Sales This Week

Fashion Focus 2010 (, in its sixth year, features an assortment of runway shows and fashion events this week at Millennium Park’s Chase Promenade North (201 E. Randolph St.). You’ll see designs from 14 Chicago Fashion Incubator designers, past and present, on Tuesday, October 19th, at 7:30 p.m.; Mario Tricoci announces the winner of the “Mario, Make Me a Model” contest on Wednesday, October 20th, at 7:30 p.m.; local students’ fashion will be on display Thursday, October 21st, at 7 p.m.; and presents the latest collections from well-known local artists on Friday, October 22nd, at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, October 23rd, shop for apparel, jewelry, and accessories from more than 30 local designers; the first 100 customers who spend more than $100 will receive a goodie bag. For tickets and a full list of this week’s events, visit

Chicago’s independent retail week ( runs through Saturday, October 23rd with discounts and events at an assortment of local businesses, including Vfish (312-423-7839,, Cerato (3451 N. Southport Ave.; 773-248-8604,, and M.Go Fashion Salon (1754 W. Division St.; 773-772-2772). For a list of local events and deals, visit


The Best of the Rest

  • Modern Vintage Chicago (312-666-1200, returns with the latest apparel, bags, shoes, fur, and jewelry from top vintage dealers across the U.S. and Chicago, Saturday, October 23rd, and Sunday, October 24th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Beaux Arts Plumber’s Hall (1340 W. Washington St.). Tickets are $9 in advance at or $10 at the door; buy four or more tickets in advance and get free mimosas at the event.
  • For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Enaz (309 Happ Rd.; 847-446-5551, Fresh Ideas Clothing Company (300 Happ Rd.; 847-446-3774,, Lori’s Designer Shoes (311 Happ Rd.; 847-446-3818,, and Peachtree Place (303 Happ Rd.; 847-441-7585, offer 10 percent off all purchases, plus drinks, snacks, and music on Thursday, October 21st, from 6 to 9 p.m. The boutiques will also donate 10 percent of sales that evening to the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation.
  • Virtu (2034 N. Damen Ave.; 773-235-3790, holds a h(om)e Trunk Show with handcrafted leather wallets, wristlets, and more from the Milwaukee-based artist Heather Hambrecht Saturday, October 23rd, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. RSVP to 773-235-3790 or
  • Macy’s Old Orchard (1 Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie; 847-329-2700, features an acoustic performance by Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte in the first floor juniors department on Saturday, October 23rd, at 2 p.m. The first 250 customers to spend $50 will meet the Maddens and receive a free download card for the band’s new single, “Like It’s Her Birthday.”
  • Find thousands of discounted jeans, shorts, shirts, sweaters, outerwear, and more for men and women during the 7 For All Mankind warehouse sale ( Friday, October 22nd, from 12 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, October 23rd, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, October 24th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Great Hall in Chicago Union Station (210 S. Canal St.).
  • His Stuff (3162 N. Broadway Ave.; 773-281-6111, holds a Victorinox/Swiss Army sample sale with deep discounts on coats, cashmere sweaters, dress shirts, and shorts on Saturday, October 23rd, and Sunday, October 24th.
  • Take 20 percent off jewelry purchases from K.Amato ( through Wednesday, October 20th. Use code “fallsale20” at online checkout to receive discount.
  • Art Wear Unlimited ( holds its fall/winter show and sale with new clothing and accessories from 40 artists across the U.S. The event happens at the Highland Park Country Club (1201 Park Avenue West, Highland Park) Wednesday, October 20th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Thursday, October 21st, and Friday, October 22nd, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • In conjunction with Stinky Pants Children’s Boutique (844 W. Armitage Ave.; 773-281-4002,, Isabella Fine Lingerie (840 W. Armitage Ave.; 773-281-2352, features gently used handbags from Chanel and Prada as well as new bras from brands such as MarieJo and Prima Donna on Wednesday, October 20th, from 5 to 9 p.m.


Closings and Relocations

Pegboard Modern (773-255-8341, recently moved to a bigger space at 4259 South Western Boulevard.

After more than 20 years, David Leonardis Gallery (1346 N. Paulina St.; 773-278-3058, has closed.