This Week’s Top Story

The Jimmy Choo boutique is relocating. In April, a new outpost of the high-end shoe store will open at 114 East Oak Street (across the street from its previous location). Expect big(ger) things at the new boutique, which encompasses two floors. The shop will carry shoes for men and women; it will also stock bags, eyewear, small leather goods, soft accessories, and fragrances.

Top Sales This Week

Sandro Paris (102 E. Oak St., is hosting its Winter Sale. Also running online, the sale takes up to 50 percent off items for men and women. Pieces include a long sheepskin coat (reduced to $2,002 from $2,860) and a V-neck dress with constellation patterns (reduced to $195 from $325).

At Evanston’s designer boutique Chalk (2611 Prairie Ave,, the Last Call Sale takes up to 65 percent off an expanded selection of merchandise. The shop carries women’s clothing and accessories; designers include The Row.

BHLDN (8 E. Walton St.,, Anthropologie’s wedding store, has discounts on dresses and bridal accessories. The flowing, lacy Georgia Gown has been reduced to $400; a Swarovski-studded bracelet is now $110.

Need a special-occasion frock? Rent the Runway (701 N. Wabash Ave., is selling some of its dresses and accessories for up to 85 percent off. The selection includes a Nini Ricci black lace dress ($823) and an Elizabeth and James bag ($37). All items are final sale.


Haberdash (607 N. State St.,, the local men’s boutique that’s been in business for 10 years, will close at the end of this month. In the meantime, the store is hosting a “going out of business sale” that offers up to 50 percent off shoes, hats, bags, down coats, collar shirts, and more. The sale is also running online.


The Virgin Hotel (203 N. Wabash Ave., will host a pop-up shopping event in its Commons Club from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday. The event will sell goods from local labels Hero/BLACK, Sir & Madame, and Halfsies Kids; there will be a live DJ.

Retail News of the Week

  • Walmart’s River North and Lake View stores will close. Read more.
  • DTS, a new shoe store, has opened in Oak Park. Read more.
  • Ben Stiller will appear on the cover of Vogue next month, in character as Derek Zoolander. Read more.