This Week’s Top Story

Donna Karan—yes, the Donna Karan—makes an appearance at Winnetka’s Neapolitan Collection (560 Chestnut St., next Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. Excited? Store owner Kelly Golden knows just how you feel.

“I have always been a big fan [of Karan], and her Urban Zen line speaks to our globally inspired clients,” Golden says. “Donna is an incredible designer and leader inspiring us about the mind-body connection and yoga, philanthropy, and travel.”

During her visit, Karan will be signing copies of her memoir, My Journey, which will be available for purchase. Neapolitan also stocks women’s ready-to-wear, artisan jewelry, handcrafted leather pieces, and home décor from Urban Zen.

Top Sales This Week

Nordstrom (55 E. Grand Ave., has new spring markdowns on dresses, tops, denim, and more. Score items such as a resort-ready Maxi dress from Eliza J. (reduced from $158 to $94.80) and a polka-dot trench coat by London Fog (reduced from $198 to $129.90).

At Kate Spade (, sale items are an additional 25 percent off. This should come as welcome news, if you’re headed to spring cocktail parties. Find a jaunty, scallop-bow dress (reduced from $328 to $230) and a fit-and-flare dress decked with oversize blossoms (reduced from $478 to $335).


Gild Assembly ( will host a spring pop-up shop at 1211 West Webster Avenue from March 31 through April 15. Though mostly focused on home accessories, the shop will also stock tailored T-shirts from 143 Tees and jewelry from Ladybug Vintage.

Health & Beauty

Mirepoix Mercantile + Wellness Studio ( is now open at 1414 North Ashland Avenue. With a plant-filled yoga and meditation studio, the space also has an apothecary stocked with goods like eucalyptus-mint bath bombs and juniper-berry soap.

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