This Week’s Top Story

Rent the Runway (710 N. Wabash Ave., is holding a clearance sale with massive discounts until August 28. Available online only, the sale takes 85 percent off styles from designers like Christian Siriano, Tory Burch, and Temperley London. The featured pieces have been retired from the retailer’s rental inventory, and are available for purchase.

Top Sales This Week

Paul Stuart (107 E. Oak St., has taken an additional 20 percent off sale merchandise. The sale applies to items from each category of the store’s clothing and accessories—including suits, shirts, and ties—and the discounted pieces are from the summer collection.

Parisian brand Sandro (102 E. Oak St., is offering final markdowns on its summer merchandise in-store and online. The sale takes 50 to 60 percent off the entire summer collection, which includes a pink dress with a geometric lace top (reduced from $570 to $285) and floral-lace top (reduced from $325 to $162.50).


Neapolitan Collection ( opens in new location at 560 Chestnut Street on August 15. As previously reported, the Winnetka shop will have upgraded fitting rooms, a private parking lot, and a fine-jewelry salon. To celebrate the opening, designers including Derek Lam and Rachel Zoe have created pieces for the shop.

Local handbag designer Diego Rocha (1050 N. State St., has opened The Purse Spa within his Gold Coast boutique. The “spa” refreshes leather or exotic accessories with services that include painting, liner replacement, and leather conditioning.


Everything But the House (, which auctions off items from estate sales, is holding a sale for a jewelry-filled Chicago home. Running online until 8 p.m. on August 15, the sale features an 18-karat yellow gold bracelet, a 1950s gold and black-sapphire cocktail ring, and a yellow gold and diamond wedding set.

Retail News of the Week

  • Chicago-based designer Ian Hargrove will compete on Season 15 of Project Runway. Read more.
  • A local company created a shoe-sock hybrid that raised over $650,000 on Kickstarter. Read more.
  • The locally based app Markable lets users buy clothing from social media posts. Read more.