This Week’s Top Story

The Worth Exhibit will run at the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts (1012 N. Dearborn Ave., February 19 to 28. The exhibit showcases the work of five female artists from Chicago: Joni Arredia, Brandi Devers, Jamie Lange, T.G. Novy, and Linda Sullivan. Items including one-of-a-kind fur coats, exotic-skin sneakers, and hand-stitched tote bags will be for sale, and shoppers will take them home when the exhibit ends.

Top Sales This Week

Save the date: Luxury Garage Sale ( hosts its “Last Chance Sale” February 25 to 27. Held in a warehouse at 329 West 18th Street, the sale offers discounts of up to 90 percent on pieces from Stella McCartney, Balmain, Lanvin, and Prada. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day; admission is $10.

At new West Loop boutique Rider (1115 W. Lake St.,, most of the winter clothing is up to 60 percent off through February. The shop stocks men’s and women’s clothing from labels like Schott and Gitman Bros. Vintage.

At Scoop NYC (1009 N. Rush St.,, select sale items have been discounted by an extra 60 percent. The store carries clothing for men and women, and its selection of brands includes IRO, Veronica Beard, and Sonia Rykiel.

Local designer Anastasia Chatzka is hosting a winter sale at her boutique, Anastasia (1001 N. Damen Ave., Running through March 31, the sale has skirts for $50.


Heartbreakers II, a menswear shop, is now open at Nordstrom (55 E. Grand Ave., The pop-up features fashion from new and established designers, including Cottweiler, Tim Coppens, and Outerknown. Along with clothing, the pop-up sells shoes, kitchen equipment, and (why not?) boxing gloves.

Retail News of the Week

  • Annika Shoes, a Park Ridge shoe shop, is closing. Read more.
  • Bomber jackets are in style for fall 2016. Read more.
  • Kanye West’s coveted “Yeezy Boost 350” sneakers will hit the market on Friday. Read more.