NikeLab Chicago Opens, Bluemercury Shopping Party & More Retail News

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Nike will finally open a NikeLab store here in Chicago!!! If you’re not familiar with the NikeLab retail destination concept, its because there are only a handful of them across the globe. NikeLab, launched by Nike back in 2014 is a retail destination that offers the company’s latest product innovations and collaborative collections (basically stuff you won’t find at the store, footlocker or even their website). NikeLab stores in New York, London, Paris, Milan, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Though most Nikelab destinations are stand alone stores, this Chicago NikeLab will be located on the 5th floor of NikeTown (669 N. Michigan Ave.) It will open Friday December 5 just in time to get in holiday shopping. NikeLab Chicago will feature a special display of the latest NikeLab ACG collection.

 

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Bluemercury’s annual Holiday Shopping Party, a once a year event where shoppers receive up to 20% off ALL items in store including high-end cosmetic, skincare and home brands rarely seen discounted such as La Mer, Revive, Oribe, Chanel, and Jo Malone, is this week. The promotion’s taking place throughout Bluemercury’s four Chicagoland area locations, on the below dates, FOR ONE-DAY ONLY. Guests can enjoy treats & cocktails while completing their holiday shopping. Clients who spend $175 receive a deluxe gift bag. Bluemercury is also offering holiday sets from Lune+Aster and m-61.

Hinsdale (21 E 1st St, Hinsdale) – Thursday, December 1 Phone: (630) 455-1400
Southport (3512 N Southport Ave) – Friday, December 2 Phone: (773) 868-1300
Highland Park (638 Central Ave, Highland Park) – Tuesday, December 6 Phone: (847) 432-7200


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Warby Parker’s Just Add Words event is taking place at their newly opened Gold Coast location (1123 North State Street) on Thursday, December 8 from 4-7pm. Choose from a variety of fill-in-the-blank letters to send your friends, family and secret admirers-they’ve got one for everyone on your list. For your loved ones that have been extra good this year, Warby Parker’s offering their full collection of frames (and gift cards!) in special holiday packaging designed exclusively by artist Sue Doesken. Guests also get to enjoy complimentary servings of Shake Shack’s limited-edition Brownie Batter Hot Chocolate, yum!


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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will host their Lux Holiday sale on Wednesday, December 7 starting at 10am.


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On Saturday December 10, Echo design will host their ‘Share the Warmth’ event at Bloomingdale’s (900 N. Michigan Avenue).The ‘Share the Warmth’ campaign, for every echo purchase, they will donate a cold weather item to young women transitioning out of foster care. The event runs from 1-4pm


This isn’t shopping related per se but for all the small biz owners or future small biz owners looking for a chance for some capital, LendingTree is running a $50,000 small business grant contest for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Details here.

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Bolaji Sosan
Bolaji Sosan

pronounced: Boh-la-jee, like the Bellagio but w/o the O. SLC Founder and Editor, loves to write about topics at the intersection of career and lifestyle for today's young professional and future leaders.

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