What are some of the fashion & retail happenings going on in and around Chicago? We’ve got the scoop on the best retail and shopping events in town…
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ALEX AND ANI, the eco-conscious jewelry and accessories lifestyle brand, will open its first stand alone store in Chicago inside the Shops at Northbridge mall (520 N Michigan Ave). On Friday Sept 29, the store will host an all day celebration of connectivity to mark the grand opening of ALEX AND ANI’s newest store. The First 100 Guests in Line at the new store will received an Alex and Ani bangle and voucher for up to $250. Guests will also receive a gift with purchase of $100 or more. The grand opening festivities will also include a live DJ, juice bar, more exciting giveaways and a SoulCycle Night Out with Tarte Cosmetics and BlowOut Junkie at Soulcycle Loop (111 W. Wacker Dr.) from 4 pm, 5 pm and 6 pm (guests must pay for class).
ALEX AND ANI was founded by Carolyn Rafaelian, who appeared on the cover and in the #18 spot of Forbes 2017 list of ‘America’s Richest Self-Made Women’ this year’s Forbes from $5 million in 2010 to over $500 million in 2016.
Lala Anthony, critically acclaimed actress, New York Times best-selling author and fashion entrepreneur, will be making a personal appearance at the Oakbrook, IL Lord and Taylor store (180 Oakbrook Center) to celebrate the launch of the La La Anthony Denim Collection on Saturday October 7th from 1PM-4PM. The denim collection has been uniquely designed to incorporate stretch denim, novelty denim, distressed materials, zipper detailing, asymmetrical hems, frayed details, rolled cuffs jeans, along with fashion denim components. Offered in extended sizing, from 0-24, the collection features products under $100 with a few statement pieces ranging up to $120. With a $78 La La Anthony Denim collection purchase, take a photo with La La in her shop on the Lower Level and receive a complimentary signed copy of her book. **Make sure to follow our Instagram and Facebook pages and keep your eye out for a special treat next week**
“I am so excited to launch my denim collection at Lord & Taylor! The edgy, imperfect details of the product are what sets it apart and makes it pop. As women, we can’t be afraid to make a statement. We need to dress for success every day! My hope is for the line to encourage women to exude self-confidence.” – La La Anthony
A new pop-up is coming to the 900 Shops-North Shore Exchange in the City. North Shore Exchange, a luxury consignment/resale shop that features luxury and contemporary women’s designer fashions, accessories, as well as stunning furniture and home décor run primarily by 30-plus volunteers will open a Chicago location starting October 3. North Shore Exchange donates 100% of its profits to charity.
Several “Hiplet” dancers from Chicago’s Multi-Cultural Dance Center by Homers Bryant are featured in a new Old Navy commercial celebrating the hybrid nature of Hiplet while wearing the Stevie Pant.
The Gilt sample sale, featuring brands such as including Chloé, Valentino, Tibi, Sandro, Maje, The Kooples, Derek Lam, Helmut Lang, Jimmy Choo at up to 80%off of retail price is back in Chicago for Fall 2017. The Sample sale will take place Oct 6 & 7. In addition to the shopping, guests will enjoy complimentary light bites, lifestyle concierge services, makeup application from Glowout Salon, and styling services from Zazu Salon. Ticket prices vary according to date and time of session, which allow for two hours of shopping. Tickets start from $25 for first access.
A new adidas Originals Flagship store will open in Chicago on October 5 at 1532 N. Milwaukee Ave. in the Wicker Park neighborhood. The store will be the largest adidas Originals retail location worldwide. To commemorate the opening, adidas Originals has designed a limited-edition sneaker model, exclusive to the adidas Originals Chicago – the EQT Support ADV Wicker Park ($150) and only 300 will be available for sale. You can reserve one of the 300 pairs for purchase via the adidas Confirmed app starting on September 29.
The Gene Siskel will host the premiere of the “Dries” Fashion Documentary In Chicago starting October 27. The 4 day run will end November 2. More info about show times and tickets here.
Sephora Michigan Avenue (605 N. Michigan Ave.) will teach you how to create Rihanna’s glowing Fenty Face with picks from the new FENTY BEAUTY line during a complimentary service with a Fenty Beauty brand artist, on Friday September 29.
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