On an unassuming side street in Evanston, Chalk (2611 Prairie Ave., Evanston; 847-424-001) is home to an impeccably edited collection of contemporary designers. Beginning Wednesday, June 18, this North Shore gem is holding a 60 percent off sale on its spring stock. Select pieces from a discerning list of designers will be included: Balenciaga, Chloé, Sonia Rykiel, The Row, Isabel Marant, Roland Mouret, Martin Grant, Carven, and Rosie Assoulin.

The sale runs through July, but there is no virtue in being patient here. Be the first to shop the sale on Wednesday and you'll also have the chance to win the pictured Reed Krakoff painted python handbag. Shoppers will receive one raffle ticket for every item purchased, and at the end of the day, one ticket holder will win the $3,990 bag.