This Week’s Top Story

Tiffany & Co. (730 N. Michigan Ave., unveiled (most of) its newly redesigned store on Wednesday. While the finishing touches are being put on the jewelry stalwart’s grand staircase and upstairs area, much of the renovation is complete. New touches include Tiffany-blue awnings decking the entrance, an extra 1,400-square-feet of space, and the first Tiffany Watch Salon in the Americas. But some things never change: Gleaming display cases still hold diamond-flecked engagement rings and collections designed by Elsa Peretti and Paloma Picasso. Reps estimate that the store’s renovation will wrap this weekend.

Top Sales This Week

At Pratesi (67 E. Oak St.,, an Italian luxury linen brand, cotton and cashmere robes are 30 to 50 percent off. (Bonus: there are two sheet sets left for 70 percent off.) The sale runs indefinitely, though staffers guess the last discounted pieces will be snapped up quickly.

Items from the spring/summer collection from Parisian ready-to-wear brand Maje (70 E. Oak St., are 50 to 60 percent off. Red-dot items are discounted by an additional 20 percent. But act fast: The sale will be liquidated next week.

At women’s boutique Handle With Care (1706 N. Wells St.,, the last remaining summer merchandise is 60 percent off while supplies last. The majority of sale inventory includes maxi dresses and tops, and sizes are limited.


A Tom Ford Handbag shop is now open at Neiman Marcus (737 N. Michigan Ave., Take a peek at the designer’s latest styles—which range from a cross-body bag to a cobalt blue calfskin shopper tote—here.


Chalk (2611 N. Prairie Ave., Evanston, will host an event on Friday to showcase the Chloe Fall 2015 collection. Festivities run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; call 847-424-0011 to R.S.V.P.


Dose, the market focused on food and fashion, holds an event for the wee ones at Greenhouse Loft (2545 W. Diversey Ave., on Sunday. Dubbed “Dose Adorable,” the event will feature baby clothes, natural soaps, kids’ clothing, jewelry for adults, and more. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; score your $10 ticket (the kiddos get in free!) here.


In honor of New York Fashion Week, Luxury Garage Sale will host a pop-up shop at W Chicago-City Center (172 W. Adams St., today from 6 to 9 p.m. An “extended” pop-up takes place on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will feature leather jackets, Chanel tweed jackets, Prada handbags, and more.

Retail News of the Week

  • Maria Pinto will open a new store in the West Loop. Read more.
  • The Renegade Craft Fair returns to Chicago September 19. Read more.
  • The Hyde Park Children’s Book Fair will get a new fashion component this year. Read more.