This Week’s Top Story

The Gilt City Warehouse Sale returns to the MCA Warehouse (1747 W. Hubbard St.) October 14 and 15. The popular sale stocks fashion from ultra high-end brands like Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, and Derek Lam—and goods are discounted by up to 80 percent. Score tickets for the sale here.

Top Sale This Week

Twelve local boutiques will participate in a warehouse sale at Mazi Dance Studio (1564 N. Damen Ave.) on Saturday. The sale will feature below-cost inventory from shops like Penelope’s, Study Hall, Moon Voyage, and Milk Handmade. Find more information here.


Chalk (, the highly regarded Evanston boutique, has opened a second location. The new Chalk is at 337 Park Avenue in Glencoe. The shop offers women’s clothing, shoes, and jewelry from mix of established and emerging designers.

Trunk Show

Jewelry designer Dahlia Kanner ( will host a trunk show at Virtu (2035 N. Damen Ave., on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Health & Beauty

Spa Week ( returns October 17 to 23. The promotion offers $50 treatments at citywide spas. This time around, offerings include facials and body treatments at The Red Door Salon & Spa as well as a French-wine facial with sound-wave treatment at Elizabeth Adam Salon and Day Spa.

Retail News of the Week

  • A look back at 90 years of Chicago style, as Rush University Medical Center hosts the longest charity fashion show in the country. Read more.
  • Tickets are now on sale for the Gilt City Chicago Warehouse Sale: Fall Edition. Read more.
  • The Cubs’ “W” emblem is featured in a new clothing line called Fly the W. Read more.