This Week’s Top Story

This summer, beloved local jeweler Lester Lampert (37 E. Oak St., will move to a new location in River North. To mark the occasion, the store will host its first-ever (and likely, only) sale for at least a month. There will be discounts up to 60 percent on a range of fine jewelry. The company has been in business for 96 years and has designed custom baubles for the likes of Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Vince Vaughn.

Top Sale This Week

Handle With Care (1706 N. Wells St.) is offering an additional 25 percent off all sale merchandise, until the goods are gone. The sale racks hold women’s styles from brands like Cupcakes and Cashmere, JBrand, and Parker.


UNTUCKit ( specializes in shirts that end before the pocket line and are made to be worn “un-tucked.” The brand’s first Chicago store is now open on the second level of the 900 North Michigan Shops (900 N. Michigan Ave.); it will celebrate its grand opening on the afternoon of May 17. Inventory includes the brand’s signature button-downs, along with Henley tees and polo shirts.

Saks Off Fifth ( opens a new store at Newcity Lincoln Park (1457 N. Halsted St.) today. The 40,000-square-foot store (yep, it’s massive) stocks more than 800 designer labels for men, women, and children; you’ll find clothing, shoes, and accessories.


According to WWD, Lanvin will close its Chicago shop at 116 East Oak Street within the next two weeks. A St. John boutique will likely take over the Oak Street space.


Monica + Andy (, the children’s clothing brand, is hosting its first-ever pop-up at Oakbrook Center Mall (100 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, through June 1. On the first level of the mall next to Crate & Barrel, the pop-up slings shortalls, bodysuits, and even vegan motorcycle jackets for tots. It will also host family-friendly events including music classes and story time.


The Olivia Palermo + Chelsea 28 collection will be available at the Chicago Nordstrom (55 E. Grand Ave., starting May 9. The nine-piece collection includes a shirtdress, wide-leg trousers, and a tie-neck midi dress. View the styles here.


Dose Market ( will take over the private dining room of Nico Osteria (21 E. Bellevue) on May 8. The market will feature Mother’s Day gifts such as jewelry, clutches, and candles. Cocktails are included in admission price. Find tickets and more information here.

Fashion Show

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club and Chicago Foundation will host its “Soccer & Style” fashion show at Roof on theWit (201 N. State St., 27th Floor) this evening. The show will feature seasonal looks from Banana Republic; proceeds benefit Chicago Fire Foundation. Find ticket info here.

Retail News of the Week

  • Brooke Garber Neidich, daughter of Chicago jeweler Sidney Garber, has teamed up with Duro Olowu on a jewelry collection. Read more.
  • The Lush Cosmetics activation in Millennium Park marks the brand’s first-ever North American pop-up shop. Read more.
  • Chicago shoe shop St. Alfred has teamed up with Vans Vault on a limited edition sneaker. Read more.