Top Sale This Week

Through July 6, Penelope’s boutique in Wicker Park (1913 W. Division St., is offering 25 percent off its made-in-the-U.S.A. inventory. This includes beachy baja shorts from Mollusk, a lightweight, cropped kimono by Curator, and—for the gentlemen—printed ties from The Hill-Side. As it happens, there’s a lot of red, white, and blue featured in this inventory. The deals are also available online; enter the code “USA” at checkout.

The Best of the Rest

  • Madison Hall (71 E. Madison St.,, the new venture from Space519 owners Jim Wetzel and Lance Lawson, opens at the Chicago Athletic Association on Friday. The 1930s-inspired store has clothing and accessories for men and women—not to mention fresh flower arrangements, magazines, and chips and salsa. Store hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Read more about the shop here.

  • SoulCycle, the trendy fitness studio that packs cycling fanatics into candlelit studios, opens a new Chicago location on July 2. At 111 West Wacker Street, the 4,000-square-foot venue holds 67 bikes and a lifestyle boutique. To schedule a class, click here.
  • In honor of this week’s holiday, the accessories and home boutique Elements (741 N. Wells St., is holding a “fourth off” sale through July 3. Translation: you can score 25 percent off Elements’ summer-entertaining drink and dinnerware, which is available in store or online.
  • Bucketfeet, the artist-designed footwear brand that recently scored $7.5 million in funding, will host a “Startup Talk Q&A” at its new Bucktown location (1647 N. Damen Ave.) on July 8. The company’s CEO and co-founder Raaja Nemani will offer tips on launching a startup in Chicago. The event is free to attend. Find more information here.

  • All month long, Vividbraille hosts a pop-up shop at The Wit Hotel (201 N. State St., Vividbraille has its own fashion label that’s inspired by American craftsmanship and street style, and a brick-and-mortar space in Bucktown (2064 N. Damen Ave.,
  • Fashion Outlets of Chicago (5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont, will offer additional savings at its designer outlets July 3 to 5. Sales include an extra 40 percent off the entire BCBG Max Azria store, an additional 60 percent off already reduced merchandise at Calypso St. Barth, and more.
  • ENAZ (, which has locations in Highland Park, Northfield, and Libertyville, is offering 20 percent off on all clothing through July 5; items on the sale rack are also discounted. The casual women’s shop stocks labels such as Rails, J Brand, and Chaser.
  • Second Time Around is offering 20 percent off entire purchases (excluding select items) July 2 to 5. The consignment store sells items from brands such as Rag & Bone and Vera Wang and has three local outposts. See all the locations here.