This Week’s Top Story

Rent the Runway ( holds its first-ever Chicago sample sale August 18 to 25. Held on the fifth level of Water Tower Place (835 N. Michigan Ave.), the sale takes 90 percent off retail prices on designer clothing, handbags, and accessories. Featured designers include Badgley Mischka, Elizabeth & James, and ML Monique Lhuillier.

Top Sales This Week

AllSaints (46 E. Walton St., is offering an extra 20 percent off all sale items. Discounted pieces include a studded suede jacket (reduced from $585 to $409), an oversize t-shirt with a floral design (reduced from $70 to $28), and a Grecian-inspired maxi dress (reduced from $150 to $72).

The Frye Company (1007 N. Rush St., has taken up to 60 percent off several styles of shoes. Get a peep-toe bootie made of soft suede (reduced from $328 to $149), cowgirl boots with an American Eagle overlay (reduced from $528 to $297), and sling-back sandals with a mid-heel silhouette (reduced from $298 to $179).

The sale at La Perla (34 E. Oak St., features items for up to 75 percent off. Score a red tulle triangle bra (reduced from $480 to $336), a sleeveless nightdress with embroidery (reduced from $785 to $392), and a lilac padded body with lace trim (reduced from $460 to $230).

St. John (116 E. Oak St., is holding a sale that shaves 60 percent off select styles. Find twill cropped pants with nautical stripes (reduced from $495 to $297), a halter necktie top in stretch silk (reduced from $495 to $297), and a woven stripe A-Line dress (reduced from $1,295 to $518).

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