This Week’s Top Story

Dylan Lauren, owner of Dylan’s Candy Bar, has teamed with lingerie brand Hanky Panky to produce a sweet new collection. The underwear and camisoles in Lauren’s signature “candy spill” print are available at Nordstrom. On May 25, Lauren will appear at Nordstrom Michigan Avenue (55 E. Grand Ave., to showcase her new line. The family-friendly event will also offer photo opportunities, sweet treats, and a candy-jewelry-making station.

Top Sales This Week

Scoop NYC (1009 N. Rush St., continues its going-out-of-business sale. All items—including apparel, footwear, handbags, and accessories— are marked down 20 to 40 percent off the lowest price.

Mary’s Closet and the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Chicago will host “Encore,” a designer consignment sale, on Saturday. Held at the Catholic Charities Archdiocese (721 N. LaSalle St.), the event will offer steep discounts on clothing and accessories from labels such as St. John, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta, and more. All proceeds will benefit Mary’s Closet. Find more info here.


According to Crain’s Chicago Business, a Free People store is set to open in Fulton Market. At 1101 W. Randolph, the store will have a ground-floor retail area and a showroom. Other recent store openings in the restaurant-heavy area include Kit & Ace and Billy Reid.

Trunk Show

Neiman Marcus (737 N. Michigan Ave., holds a trunk show for Kastel Jewelry on Saturday. The brand’s spring/summer collection, which has pieces featuring rose quartz and rose gold, will be on display.

Health & Beauty

Looking to change up your workout? CHI50 ( is now open at 1814 N. Milwaukee. The studio offers 50-minute workouts based on the Lagree Fitness Method, which combines aspects of strength training, cardio, and Pilates. Classes are open to all levels.

Retail News of the Week

  • Lanvin and Lester Lampert are moving out of Oak Street; a Christofle store will move in this fall. Read more.
  • Architectural Digest named Ikram and Rider for Life among the “10 Chicago Shops You Don’t Want to Miss.” Read more.
  • The Chicago Cultural Alliance is hosting a discussion about the role of heritage in fashion tonight. Read more.