Chicago Fashion & Retail News

What are some of the fashion & retail happenings going on in and around Chicago? We’ve got the scoop…

Universal Standard Chicago - Pop Up Invite

Universal Standard, a New York based size-inclusive apparel brand changing the landscape of the plus-size market by offering sizes 10-28, is hitting the road and will be in Chicago from October 26-29 with a Nordstrom Pop-Up, Model Search & Trunk Show.


photo of gloucester quays outlet center Ted Baker
photo of gloucester quays outlet center Ted Baker

Ted Baker will open its first Midwest outlet at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago Friday, October 20. The 2,215-sq.ft location at Level Two of the shopping center will house an assortment of Ted Baker’s Autumn/Winter 2016 womenswear, menswear and accessories collections.

Equinox is taking their Bridal Bootcamp to historic Cafe Brauer for a special complimentary class led by Anthony Fleming III.

WHAT: Bridal Bootcamp with Anthony Fleming III
WHEN: Wednesday, October 25th from 6PM – 8PM
WHERE: Cafe Brauer in Lincoln Park Zoo | 2021 North Stockton DRive
HOW: The event is complimentary! Send your RSVP to
DETAILS: Whether you want to be your best bride or look great as wedding guest, this wedding-inspired bootcamp will get you moving towards your best body for your big day. Healthy refreshments will be provided by Wellness Grub.

Express’ NBA-themed “Game Changers” campaign featuring Chicago Bulls Denzel Valentine along with three other NBA young talent Brandon Ingram, Jamal Murray and John Collins. Express will tip-off the partnership with a series of lifestyle videos, which will reveal the brand ambassadors’ performance, style, determination and the will to win both on and off the court. The campaign will capture the essence of each athlete, what drives him to succeed and how fashion gives him the confidence to take on what’s next in his day and life—whether that’s suiting up in an Express Performance Suit for game day or relaxing in jeans on days off.

Via Barneys Photographed by Joe Schildhorn/BFA
Via Barneys Photographed by Joe Schildhorn/BFA

Meet Lisa Perry and shop the launch of her 10th Anniversary Capsule Collection. The celebration will take place on Saturday, October 21st from 2 PM to 4 PM at Barneys New York Chicago (15 East Oak Street), Second floor.


image via Aesop
image via Aesop

Skin care brand Aesop opened its second Chicago location in the West Loop neighborhood (940 W. Fulton) late September. The 775 sq. ft location, was created in partnership with Mexico-based architect Frida Escobedo

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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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