This Week’s Top Story

Foxtrot (1562 N. Wells St., has taken over the former Le Pain Quotidien space in Old Town. The newest location of the chain — its seventh in Chicago — is built as a one-stop shop for daytime and nighttime fuel. There’s a full-service coffee bar, beer and wine, and a café menu with selections like Elote Avocado Toast.

Beyond food, the store offers a gifting section filled with curated finds from up-and-coming brands. Foxtrot collaborated with candle company Boy Smells to produce the palo-santo-laced Festival Fox candle ($34), which was gifted to Lollapalooza artists. Other picks include detoxifying bath salts, a jade facial roller, and fresh flower bouquets.

Top Sales This Week

Maje (104 E. Oak St., and its sister store Sandro (102 E. Oak St., are both offering end-of-season discounts of up to 70 percent off. At Maje, score a polo shirt in daisy-patterned jacquard (reduced from $265 to $106). Discounted items at Sandro include a sleeveless playsuit with lace trims (reduced from $340 to $102).

Paul Stuart (107 E. Oak St., is holding its Final Sale, with select items up to 70 percent off. Items include a plaid linen soft jacket (reduced from $1,595 to $797.75).

Anne Fontaine (909 N. Michigan Ave., has sale items for up to 50 percent off. Sale items include an off-the-shoulder floral lace dress (reduced from $650 to $455) and a black blouse with an embroidered tulle yolk (reduced from $350 to $280).

Walter E. Smithe ( is hosting its Design It Sale through Tuesday. The promotion takes up to 25 percent off furniture, and tacks on as a free at-home or in-store consultation with a design expert.


Chinelas ( has moved to a new spot within Block 37 (108 N. State St.) Now on the Pedway at the downtown shopping center, the store sells empanadas, Yerba Matte tea, and Argentine-inspired shoes.

Retail News of the Week

  • Barneys has closed most of its stores, including its two Chicago locations. Read more.
  • Walgreens plans to close 200 stores. Read more.
  • Sears and Kmart will close 26 stores in October. Read more.