For three years, Melanie Thomas and her two daughters have run Comfort Me Boutique (701 W. Armitage Ave., 312-255-1412, comfortmeboutique.com) with sincere intentions. The majority of apparel and accessories in this Lincoln Park women’s shop are made by local designers, in the USA or fair trade. The environmentally conscious family also keeps it green with a curated selection of vintage home goods, flea market finds, and organic gifts.
On Saturday, June 28, the cozy shop celebrates its third anniversary with treats and refreshments from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All denim and handbags will be marked 15 percent off and sale merchandise will be an additional 15 percent off. From noon to 4 p.m., local designer Christina Karin will personally showcase her latest line of cocktail dresses and separates (mostly in the $100–$300 range).
The Best of the Rest
- The Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel (1 W. Wacker Dr.) is hosting a pop-up market called R-Fest on Thursday, June 26 from 4 to 10 p.m. Shop local artisans and boutiques like Costumier Vintage Jewelry, North Coast Organics, and Real.Soaps in the hotel's lobby.
- Westfield Old Orchard (4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie) is holding Sip & Shop wine and shopping event on Thursday, June 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $25–$35 and include wine samplings and store discounts.
- Jewelry and home goods store Elements (741 North Wells St., 312-642-6574, elementschicago.com) is holding an all-day trunk show with jewelry artist Samira 13 on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To top it off, the store will be serving Bellinis.
- Roscoe Village boutique The Denim Lounge (2039 W. Roscoe St., 773-935-2820, denimlounge.com) is holding a Beer Event on Thursday, June 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. Sip craft beers and shop menswear at 20 percent off. Plus, sport shirts and hats will be marked down to $10.
- I could live in Chaser’s comfy tees. The brand will be showcasing its full collection of causal tops, dresses, and jumpsuits at Lake View women’s boutique Krista K (3458 N. Southport Ave., 773-248-1967, kristak.com) on Friday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Akira is taking an extra 50 percent off its online sale merchandise. Use code REALHOT50.