This Week’s Top Story

Winter in Chicago inspires all kinds of getaway dreams, so how about a taste of life in outer space? Oros (, a clothing brand that infuses its pieces with NASA-inspired technology, just opened its first Chicago pop-up at 924 West Armitage Avenue.

Open until March, the shop sells outerwear using the same materials that insulate space shuttles. Goods include the waterproof Orion parka ($350) and the three-season Voyager jacket ($225).

Top Sales of the Week

Club Monaco (900 N. Michigan Ave., is holding its End-of-Season Sale, which takes up to 60 percent select items. Shop a cozy turtleneck sweater that comes in three colors (reduced from $149.50 to $59.99) and a swingy fringe jumpsuit (reduced from $329 to $137.99).

Roots (605 N. Michigan Ave.,, the rugged Canadian retailer, is offering an extra 30 percent off select sale items until February 3. The sale section currently has Netflix-binge-ready wear like fleecy sweatpants (reduced from $68 to $64.99; take the additional 30 percent off at checkout) and a soft, oversized logo hoodie (reduced from $84 to $69.99; take the additional 30 percent off at checkout).

The Sale at Stuart Weitzman (701 N. Michigan Ave., has select shoes styles for more than 60 percent off. Score an over-the-knee boot in black stretched suede (reduced from $795 to $299) or patent leather lace-up combat boots (reduced from $695 to $417).


Story, an ever-changing pop-up shop within Macy’s (111 N. State St.,, now has merchandise with a “Feel Good” theme. Curated in partnership with Well + Good, the shop will offer wellness products ranging from velvety gratitude journals ($20) to a microwavable plush sloth ($25) that smells like lavender and — according to marketing copy — is “great for colic relief.”

Health & Beauty

Gold Coast spa Elina Organics (100 E. Walton St., #600e, says it’s the first and only spa in Chicago to get the Italian face-and-body-firming machine called Icoone Laser. New treatments incorporating the machine include the Icoone Anti-Aging treatment for face and neck ($180) and the Icoone with Soft Laser Body Remodeling and Tissue Firming Treatment ($145 to $200).

Retail News of the Week

  • Stationery store Papyrus is closing its stores. Read more.
  • Nike is dropping these special sneakers for its 2020 All-Star Weekend in Chicago. Read more.
  • A Naperville sixth-grader has started his own charitable sneaker line. Read more.