This Week’s Top Story

On-trend women’s boutique Handle with Care (1706 N. Wells St., is offering up to 70 percent off a selection of apparel. Discounted items include tops from Bailey44, blouses from Joie, Parker’s dresses, JBrand denim, and Hobo Bags. The sale will continue until the goods are gone.

Top Sale This Week

Unison Home will host its annual warehouse sale on Saturday at 2000 West Fulton Street. Along with Unison’s textiles and home goods, the sale will showcase fall fashion from Wicker Park boutique Penelope’s. The men’s and women’s clothing will be offered at deeply discounted prices from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Also of note: There will be complimentary sausage from noon to 4 p.m.)


Reminder: Uniqlo, the Japanese retailer known for its collaborations and affordable basics, opens on Michigan Avenue tomorrow. Learn more about the 60,000-square-foot store here.

Trunk Shows

Through Saturday, designer Derek Lam’s latest line of feminine styles with clean silhouettes is on display at Neapolitan (715 Elm St., Winnetka, For more information, call the store at 847-441-7784.

The mother-daughter designers behind Beija-Flor Jeans will be at Bloomingdale’s (900 N. Michigan Ave., for one-on-one fit consultations this Saturday. Call 312-440-4460 for more information.

Personal Appearance

Swarovski creative director and executive vice president Nathalie Colin will appear at the brand’s Michigan Avenue store (540 N. Michigan Ave., on Tuesday. From 6 to 8 p.m., there will be cocktails and trend presentations, as well as accessorizing tips from Colin.

Retail News of the Week

  • Students from Columbia College Chicago designed new bags for United Airlines. Read more.
  • The Fashion Outlets of Chicago are becoming a draw for international tourists. Read more.
  • Retail sales dropped in Chicago last month. Read more.
  • Local bridesmaid-dress startup Brideside received $1.5 million in seed funding. Read more.