This Week’s Top Story

Rider (1115 W. Lake St., opened in the West Loop late last month. You’ll find vintage furniture, apothecary items, clothing and accessories for men and women, and—oh, yes—a coffee bar. Owners Lauren McGrady and Tom Gavin are both avid travelers, and merchandise comes from all corners of the globe.

Top Sales This Week

In the Gold Coast, several stores are participating in Oak Street’s “Let it Snow” sale, which runs through January. At Agent Provacateur (47 E. Oak St., select collections are 75 percent off. Barneys New York (15 E. Oak St., also has goods discounted by up to 75 percent. Other sales are at Wolford, Dimitra’s Bridal, and Ted Baker; more details here.

A “whiteout sale” is taking place at M2057 (833 W. Washington Blvd.,, designer Maria Pinto’s West Loop shop. The sale takes 70 percent off select items and ends on January 15. Discounted pieces include the slim Tamara dress (reduced from $625 to $315) and the tunic-dress hybrid Artemisia (discounted from $565 to $285).

Michael Kors (900 N. Michigan Ave., is offering up to 70 percent off select items from its fall and pre-fall collections. The sale has no set end date but employees expect it to wrap soon. Sizes are limited, but we’re told there are plenty of items in sizes 4 and 6.

A sale at Max Mara (900 N. Michigan Ave., is likely to wrap up by the end of the week. Select coats are 30 percent off, sweaters are 50 percent off, and blazers have been discounted by 30 percent to 50 percent.

Neiman Marcus (737 N. Michigan Ave., is in the midst of its “Last Call” sale, which offers discounts of 40 percent to 70 percent in all departments. The sale began Wednesday and will run until January 17.

Uniqlo (830 N. Michigan Ave., is having its “Last Chance Winter Sale.” (Sense a theme?) Also available online, the sale includes items such as a cashmere-blended Chester coat (reduced to $99 from $149) and a fleece-lined military jacket (reduced to $59.90 from $129.

Retail News of the Week

  • Menswear store Bonobos will open a new location at 900 North Michigan Avenue this spring. Read more.
  • After a slow holiday season, Macy’s will slash thousands of jobs and close its Peoria store. Read more.
  • “Dressing Downtown,” which displays costumes from the hit PBS show Downton Abbey, opens at the Driehaus Museum next month. Read more.