Top Sales this Week

Home and accessories store Elements (741 N. Wells St., has major deals (as in, 40 to 60 percent off) on jewelry and handbags. Available in-store and online, discounted items include a gold and white topaz double cuff from Elizabeth and James (reduced from $425 to $212.50) and a pastel-hued python handbag by Nada Sawaya (reduced from $1,230 to $861). Deals continue until the goods are gone.

The Nordstrom (55 E. Grand Ave., anniversary sale, which offers steep discounts on brand-new fall merchandise, is in its final days. Wrapping up on August 2, the sale includes discounts on items such as Tory Burch boots (reduced from $495 to $319.90) and Chloe totes (reduced from $1,895 to $1,268).

Ted Baker (1009 N. Rush St., is hosting a summer sale, with items discounted by up to 50 percent. Goods currently include a flirty, purple-lace dress (reduced from $448 to $179) and a quilted, black leather jacket (reduced from $675 to $472). Swimwear and accessories are also on sale.

Lingerie brand Agent Provocateur (47 E. Oak St., is in the final week of its major summer sale. Pieces including bras, nightgowns, suspenders, and hosiery are discounted by up to 75 percent.


Belle Up, a maternity store, is set to open on August 15 at The Shops at North Bridge (520 N. Michigan Ave., The 2,000-square-foot space, according to the Chicago Tribune, will sell a mix of maternity gear and contemporary women’s clothing.

Trunk Shows

Neiman Marcus (737 N. Michigan Ave., will host an Alexander McQueen trunk show on August 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show will take place on the department store’s second floor.

Vera Wang stages a “pre-fall collection” preview at Saks Fifth Avenue (700 N. Michigan Ave., on August 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


The Lolla Shop, a pop-up shop in honor of all things Lollapalooza, will remain open at Block 37 (108 N. State St., through Monday, August 3. The shop stocks festival t-shirts and commemorative posters along with sneakers by Bucketfeet, sunglasses, guitar straps, and more.

Retail News of the Week

  • Local designer Maria Pinto will open a new showroom in the West Loop this fall. Read more.
  • In slightly bizarre news, Notre—the upscale men’s boutique in Andersonville—will now sell vaporizers. Read more.
  • A new high-rise coming to River North will offer 10,000 square feet of retail space. Read more.