This Week’s Top Story
Artists Frame Service (433 N. Wells St., artistsframe.com) has opened a River North showroom, just a block north of the Mart. The shop offers custom framing services and gallery wall packages; it also sells custom mirrors, local art, and photo frames. But most excitingly for shoppers with years’ worth of photo stored in their phones, the shop offers digital photo printing. Most of the staffers have a background in art, and can help customers select glasses, frames, and mats once the photos have been printed.
Top Sales This Week
The Barneys (15 E. Oak St., barneys.com) Designer Sale has final markdowns of up to 80 percent off. Find reduced prices on floral cotton-silk pants (reduced from $975 to $239), a crop top embellished with feathers and crystal (reduced from $365 to $69), and—if you’re feeling avant-garde—Maison Margiela’s feather-embellished mesh bra, meant to be worn over clothes (reduced from $1,295 to $319).
Sandro (102 E. Oak St., us.sandro-paris.com), the Parisian brand, is offering up to 50 percent off its entire summer collection. Look for romantic pieces like a long dress in pink floral lace (reduced from $655 to $327.50 and a patterned silk top (reduced from $340 to $204) with lace inlays.
Rebecca Minkoff (106 E. Oak St., rebeccaminkoff.com) is offering discounted prices on select bags, including straw totes, leather satchels, and velvet backpacks. Look for a colorful straw circle tote (reduced from $175 to $117) and a peony-hued messenger tote (reduced from $245 to $176).
The Randolph Street Market (randolphstreetmarket.com) returns to Plumber’s Hall (1341 W. Randolph St.) July 28 and 29. The theme of this weekend’s event is “Tropical Punch,” and it will feature some 300 vendors slinging vintage, antique, and repurposed furniture, fashion, décor, art, and more. There will also be bars, a cabana, and live bands.
Diplomatic 1750 is now open at the Shops at North Bridge (520 N. Michigan Ave., theshopsatnorthbridge.com). On Level Three of the shopping center, the consignment store sells clothing from labels such as Yeezy, Off White, and Supreme.
Health & Beauty
Equinox (equinox.com) has launched a schedule of fitness classes at Box Shops by Related (725 W. Randolph St.) On Saturdays and Sundays, the gym will take over one of six shipping containers in the pop-up complex, and will offer classes including Power Yoga and Stacked! Check out the complete Equinox Pop-Up schedule here.
Retail News of the Week
- Peach Fuzz, a LGBTQ-friendly children’s toy store, is now open in Humboldt Park. Read more.
- A new documentary digs into the life of designer Alexander McQueen. Read more.
- MM.Lafleur, which has a showroom in River North, dropped its first all-print collection. Read more.