This Week’s Top Story

Lebanese designer Mira Mikati will appear at Nordstrom (55 E. Grand Ave., on Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. Mikati’s new capsule collection—which features streamlined separates decked with cartoonish illustrations—will be on display in an on-site pop-up shop. The pop-up is inspired by Mikati’s Paris studio, and will offer juices and custom cookies; it will also showcase looks from the designer’s fall collection.

Top Sales This Week

Ikram (15 E. Huron St., is hosting a rare sale. The women’s retailer—which carries labels such as Erdem, Junya Watanabe, and Duro Olowu—has select spring/summer 2016 items for up to 40 percent off.

St. John (919 N. Michigan Ave., is offering up to 60 percent off select spring and resort items. Also available online, sale pieces include a cropped jacket with fringe-knit trim (reduced from $2,195 to $878) and a topper with an ombré crocodile print (reduced from $2,795 to $1,677).

Burberry (633 N. Michigan Ave., is offering discounted items from its past-season collections. The sale is running online as well, and items include a leather-detail trench coat (reduced from $2,195 to $1,550) and a bucket bag with tiered suede fringe (reduced from $2,795 to $1,395). Menswear is also on sale.

Intermix (40 E. Delaware Pl., is hosting its “Spring into Summer” event, which takes an additional 30 percent off sale pieces. Items are now up to 75 percent off, and include embellished suede sandals by Aquazzura (reduced from $895 to $759) and a multicolored lace dress by Self-Portrait (reduced from $590 to $469).

Escada (51 E. Oak St., has taken up to 60 percent off selected styles from its Resort 2016 collection. Summery pieces include the Birta jacket (reduced from $1,625 to $650), which is decked with a Mediterranean-inspired heritage print.


Renegade Craft Fair comes to the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia Ave., this Saturday and Sunday. The fair will feature some 150 vendors, and its goods will include clothing and jewelry.

Randolph Street Market (1340 W. Washington St., returns to the West Loop with a “Red, White and Cool” theme on Saturday and Sunday. The market will feature more than 300 vendors, including some who sell vintage clothing and jewelry.


Apartment Number 9 (1804 N. Damen Ave.,, the menswear store, is in the process of closing. In the meantime, the store will host a sale through Sunday. Pieces include an A.P.C. parka (reduced from $595 to $416) and a cotton/linen suit jacket from Paul Smith (reduced from $595 to $476).

Retail News of the Week

  • Oak + Fort, a Vancouver-based clothing brand, has opened a boutique in Wicker Park. Read more.
  • An eight-story building with 150,000 square feet of retail space is expected to open near Wrigley Field in 2018. Read more.
  • Stella McCartney’s first swimwear collection will be available at Saks Fifth Avenue in July. Read more.