Top Sale this Week

Kids’ boutique The Red Balloon Co. has outgrown its Andersonville store (5407 N. Clark St., and closed up shop to focus on the Southport location. To clear out the remaining goods (display pieces, lamps, artwork, and odds and ends), it is throwing a Vulture Sale, during which display pieces, furniture, lamps, artwork, and odds and ends will be marked down to what shop owners dub “flea market prices” (starting at $1).

The Best of the Rest

  • At men’s, women’s, and kids’ cold weather outfitter Spyder (1650 Premium Outlets Blvd., Aurora,, you’ll find 20 percent off new arrivals, 50 percent off past season’s styles, and 60 to 70 percent off all clearance items through the end of the month.
  • On Saturday, The Denim Lounge (2039 W. Roscoe St., holds its annual Dogs & Denim charity event. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., anyone who’s purchased denim from the store this month and who donates to Chicagoland Lab Rescue will receive a complimentary 15-minute photoshoot with their pup. Plus, Chicagoland Lab Rescue will be onsite with puppies. Adoptable ones.
  • Scrambling to find a gift for the grad in your life?—an online retailer based locally that helps shoppers select baubles, which they can purchase from the site—has put together a guide to find a graduation gift. Their picks range from mini studs by Brooke Corson ($90) to a delicate Dana Rebecca necklace with pave diamonds ($275).