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Glossier Pops Up in an Instagram-Friendly West Loop Space

Plus, Labor Day Weekend sales and a food hall bound for a Gold Coast shopping center.

Photo: Courtesy of Glossier

This Week’s Top Story

Glossier (glossier.com), the cult beauty brand, has opened a glossy new pop-up shop at 114 North Aberdeen Street. Like catnip to Millennials, the brand is best known for products like its Boy Brow ($16), a pomade-like substance that tames and fills brows; its multi-purpose skin salve, Balm Dotcom ($12); and the cheek color that’s so lightweight, its known as Cloud Paint ($18).

Typically, these goods can only be purchased online. But at the Chicago pop-up, which is open until October 28, shoppers can test them out — as the kids would say — IRL, in the most Instagram-worthy of settings.

In a former firehouse with an all-white backdrop, the space was built out to resemble an architectural museum. Sculptural floral arrangements peek out from glass-enclosed pedestals; oversize art pieces deck the walls; and photographs from local artist Deun Ivory represent the first of a series of collaborations with local artists.

The whole experience, of course, is being beautifully documented on Instagram and Instagram Stories. Take a peek here — but if you haven’t made it out yet, beware of FOMO.

Top Sales This Week

Sister stores Maje (100 E. Oak St., us.maje.com) and Sandro (102 E. Oak St., us.sandro-paris.com) are hosting a joined Labor Day Sale that takes 60 percent off summer merchandise, plus an additional 20 percent off. At Sandro, sale items include a two-tone lace dress with a high neck (reduced from $500 to $200); at Maje, find a bicolored lace skater dress (reduced from $500 to $200).

Escada (51 E. Oak St., escada.us) is holding its Summer Sale. Discounted pieces include a crystal-embellished skirt (reduced from $1,450 to $580) and a lace pussy-bow blouse (reduced from $1,195 to $478).

Paul Stuart (107 E. Oak St., paulstuart.com) is hosting its Summer Shoe Event, offering up to 70 percent off. Find suede penny loafers (reduced from $369.75 to $209.75), Lugg sole hiker boots (reduced from $345 to $139.75), and more.

Stock Mfg. (2136 W. Fulton St., stockmfgco.com) is hosting a Labor Day sale today through September 4. The sale takes 20 percent off site-wide; just enter the code LABORTWENTY at checkout.

Retail News of the Week

  • A new food hall will come to the 900 North Michigan Shops in November. Read more.
  • Google plans to open its first retail flagship in the Fulton Market district. Read more.
  • Target is remodeling stores and upgrading its technology. Read more.

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