This Week’s Top Story

Bucktown boutique Robin Richman (2108 N. Damen Ave., rarely holds sales, but it’s in the midst of an end-of-year blowout that takes up to 75 percent off all autumn/winter 2015 collections. Items include a volcano-silk print dress by A Detacher (reduced to $379), Rick Owens tops (reduced to $250–$300), and additional tops from Antipast (reduced to $50–$80).

Top Sales This Week

Barneys (15 E. Oak St., is in the midst of its big designer sale. The event shaves up to 75 percent off collections from designers like Givenchy, Isabel Marant, and Proezna Schouler. Discounts also apply online, where resort-ready items include strappy gladiator sandals from Saint Laurent (reduced to $719 from $1,795) and a tie-dyed, silk chiffon dress from Raquel Allegra (reduced to $169 from $695).

Oak Street’s “Let it Snow” sale is still running, offering deep discounts at several Gold Coast retailers. Find select collections 75 percent off at the racy lingerie boutique Agent Provacateur (47 E. Oak St., Other sales are at Wolford, Dimitra’s Bridal, and Ted Baker. Find complete details here.

Bucktown boutique Vividbraille (2064 N. Damen Ave., is holding its winter sale. Select apparel and accessories are 20 percent off. And if you’re interested in learning about screen-printing or leatherworking, the on-site classes are 40 percent off.

Another winter sale is going on at men’s boutique Apartment Number 9 (1804 N. Damen Ave., Items include a Chesterfield jacket from Thom Browne (reduced to $2,004 from $3,340) and a parka from A.P.C. (reduced to $412 from $825).

In Old Town, women’s boutique Handle With Care (1707 N. Wells St., is having its winter clearance sale. While supplies last, all sale merchandise is an additional 50 percent off. Current inventory includes a blue sheath from Black Halo (reduced to $164 from $328) and a red sweater jacket from Autumn Cashmere (reduced to $330 from $550).

Several stores at The Fashion Outlets of Chicago (5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont, are hosting sales this month. At Theory, select sale items have been marked down an additional 30 percent. At Hugo Boss, suits are 30 percent off and dress shirts are 40 percent off. More details on the shopping center’s sales are here.


Wicker Park shoe store City Soles (1514 N. Milwaukee Ave., is closing. The store will shutter at the end of the month, but there’s hope for the future: its owners might open in a new location early this year.


Mr. & Mrs. Digz (5668 N. Clark St.,, an Andersonville boutique selling designer and consignment clothing for men and women, is moving. On February 1 the store will reopen in an 800-square-foot loft space at 1770 West Berteau Avenue in Ravenswood. Meanwhile, the store is hosting a sale at its current location through January 21. All inventory is 50 percent to 75 percent off.

Retail News of the Week

  • The city of Chicago will no longer fund Fashion Focus. Read more.
  • Macy’s Inc. is seeking to sell its flagship store on State Street. Read more.
  • Local startup Mohop creates custom footwear using 3-D technology. Read more.