This Week’s Top Story

Elements (741 N. Wells St., ends its annual sale on Saturday. For the last few days of the blowout, sale merchandise—which is already 40 to 70 percent off—will be discounted by an additional 10 percent. The River North shop sells jewelry from designers like Elizabeth and James, and also has fashion accessories such as scarves from Faliero Sarti.

Top Sales This Week

Haberdash (607 N. State St., has further markdowns on its going-out-of-business sale, and goods are now 50 to 70 percent off. Items include a herringbone topcoat (reduced to $399 from $798) and a navy flannel jacket (reduced to $299 from $498).

Marlowe (800 N. Michigan Ave., is offering 30 to 50 percent off select suiting and cashmere pieces.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Rent the Runway (710 N. Wabash Ave., is offering 20 percent off pink and red dresses until February 8. The store will also host a V-Day prep event on Saturday, with discounts and a red lip bar from Stylisted.

In Lincoln Park, Art Effect (934 W. Armitage Ave., still has a few racks of clothes and cases of jewelry going for 50 percent off sale prices. The discounts don’t have a specific end date but are likely to end soon. Discounts are also available online, where goods include a gold snakeskin dress (reduced to $39 from $130).

Florodora (330 S. Dearborn St., will wrap up its Scandal Sale on Saturday. The sale discounts everything in the women’s boutique by 10 to 50 percent. Items include shoes from Colicos, Sita Murt sweaters, and Hanky Panky boy shorts.

Wicker Park boutique Mulberry and Me (2019 W. Division St., is holding a buy-one, get-one-half-off sale. In other words, if you buy one sale item, the second one will be half off sale price. Pieces include a zigzag fringe skirt (reduced to $129 from $158).

Throughout February, Lakeview’s Krista K (3458 N. Southport Ave., is holding its Denim Swap. Here’s how it works: bring in some gently used jeans and get a new pair for 20 percent off. The women’s boutique sells styles from Rag & Bone, Hudson, Mother, and Paige.

Trunk Shows

M2507 by Maria Pinto (833 W. Washington Blvd., will showcase heart-themed fine jewelry from artist and designer Jordan Mozer this weekend. The show will run on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., and Mozer will be present.

Neapolitan (715 Elm St., Winnetka, will host a personal appearance and fine-jewelry trunk show from Jamie Wolf today through Saturday.

Looking for a very special dress? Diana’s Bridal (4646 Oakton St., Skokie, hosts a trunk show for Essence of Australia and Stella York Friday through Sunday. All gowns will be 10 percent off during the event. Heads up: The store is open by appointment only.


Luxury Garage Sale ( will host a pop-up shop at Wicker Park lounge Presidio (1749 N. Damen Ave.) on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will offer drinks, snacks, and Valentine’s Day gift ideas.

Retail News of the Week

  • Barneys New York has picked up local designer Azeeza Khan’s line. Read more.
  • The Chicago Humanities Festival has launched a new spring festival called “Style”. Read more.

  • The exhibit “Dressing Downtown: Changing Fashion for Changing Times” will open at the Driehaus Museum on Tuesday. Read more.