This Week’s Top Story
Randolph Street Market (1340 W. Washington St., randolphstreetmarket.com) hosts its biggest show of the year Saturday and Sunday. With a “garden party” theme, the indoor/outdoor market will feature more than 300 vendors selling vintage clothing, jewelry, and more. Find ticket information here.
Top Sales This Week
Kicking off today, a sale at Neapolitan Collection (715 Elm St., neapolitanonline.com) will offer up to 40 percent off clothing, handbags, and shoes. The women’s boutique carries items from Alexander McQueen, Victoria Beckham, and other high-end designers; the sale will run until mid-June.
Barneys (15 E. Oak St., barneys.com) is hosting its end-of-season designer sale. Currently, items are 40 percent off; discounts on remaining merchandise will get steeper as the weeks go on. Available in store and online, the sale features items such as Prada ankle-strap clog sandals (reduced from $990 to $589) and a blush-and-fuchsia cocktail dress from Monique Lhuillier (reduced from $2,495 to $1,499).
Several retailers at Fashion Outlets of Chicago (5220 Fashion Outlets Way, fashionoutletsofchicago.com) are hosting sales for Memorial Day Weekend. Tommy Hilfiger will offer 40 percent off polo shirts and T-shirts, for example; Neiman Marcus Last Call will take up to 40 percent off all items in the store. A complete list of sales is available here.
Several retailers at the 900 North Michigan Shops (900 N. Michigan Ave., shop900.com) are hosting Memorial Day weekend sales. Max Mara, for example, is offering 30 percent off spring styles; L.K. Bennett is taking an additional 30 percent off all sale items.
Handle With Care (1706 N. Wells St., handlewithcareboutique.com) will take 20 percent off T-shirts and denim Friday through Sunday. The contemporary boutique carries denim from brands like J Brand; its T-shirts are from lines like Chaser.
MAC Cosmetics opens a Lipstick Pop-Up at Nordstrom (55 E. Grand Ave., nordstrom.com) today. On the store’s fourth floor, the pop-up will feature three lipstick kiosks that hold 145 shades apiece.
Wicker Park boutique Eskell (eskell.com) hosts its “Eskell & Friends Summer Kick-Off Flea Market” on Saturday at 2029 N. Western Ave. (heads up: the store moves in 2017, and this market will give you a sneak peek at its new home). The eclectic market will feature clothing and jewelry; you’ll also find fabrics and jewelry-making supplies.
Health & Beauty
On May 28, Studio Three (648 N. Clark St., studiothree.com) will host a Beyoncé Formation Dance Workshop. Guests will learn the choreography to the singer’s popular song, and will be able to shop merchandise from Top Shop’s Ivy Park collection (which Beyoncé co-designed.) Find more info here.
Retail News of the Week
- Ikram, the renowned River North boutique, celebrated its 15th anniversary with a massive bash last week. Read more.
- Nordstrom has developed a new, more inclusive loyalty program. Read more.
- Barneys New York has created an online city guide to Chicago. Read more.