What are some of the fashion & retail happenings going on in and around Chicago? We’ve got the scoop…
Armarium pop-up at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago
Luxury clothing rental service Armarium is coming to Chicago just in time before spring/summer gala season gets into high gear. For two days, fashion lovers will get to experience the exceptional luxury service while picking out current season designer brands for your upcoming spring/summer event or gala. The Armarium Chicago pop-up will take place at the Waldorf Astoria’s Bernard Lounge (11 East Walton St.) from April 25-April 27. Armarium, founded by Alexandra Lind Rose and Trisha Gregory, launched in 2016 and they describe their Armi ladies as sophisticated, socially active, who also travels a lot, whether that’s for business or pleasure or both who also wants various statement pieces to complement her schedule. You’ll find high-end clothing and accessories from Adesigners such as Brandon Maxwell, Marc Jacobs, Judith Leiber, Alexandre Vauthier to name a new.
Nicola Formichetti launches NICOPANDA @ Macy’s
Nicola Formichetti is back on the fashion scene as he launches his brand NICOPANDA with Macy’s. The former Diesel artistic director and stylist/collaborator for Lady Gaga will launch his brand at select Macy’s stores starting April 15. Macy’s will also be the official US retail partner for the MACxNICOPANDA beauty collaboration which will have palettes of bold shades like Panda Riot, Unicorn Dust or Rust and Harajuku Blu. The fun and playful apparel collection will include horoscope tees, oversized street inspired hoodies, flirty printed dresses and skirts, satin bomber jackets and skirts, and mesh embellished fashion tees. In 2017, NICOPANDA teamed up with Amazon Fashion Europe for a a unisex streetwear capsule range.
MZ Wallace Exclusive For Mom
Accessories brand MZ Wallace will launch their exclusive two piece floral bags for mom starting April 19. One of the brands known styles, the “small sutton” bag will feature custom hand drawn floral print that will run $219 but you’ll also get a complimentary small metro pouch with your order.
ricorso Sample Sale
ricorso’s having a sample and archive sale and you’re invited to shop. Shoppers will receive savings of 40% on select Capsule 1 heritage pieces and even more savings on past collection pieces. The sample sale will take place Sunday, April 15 from 1:30 – 6:00 P.M. at 1478 N Milwaukee.
Macy’s Bridal Sale
Remember that scene from Friends where Monica, Rachel and Phoebe go to the wedding dress sale and she has to fight the lady that has the dress she wanted? We hope that won’t happen to you but if you’re looking to save some money on your upcoming wedding dress, head over to Macy’s State Street as they will be hosting a bridal sample sale extravaganza from May 5-6. Taking place at the 7th floor Narcissus Room, shoppers will get to browse through 750 sample gowns from designers including Demetrios, Cosmobella, Augusta Jones, Lazaro, Tara Keely by Lazaro, Watters & Watters, Watters Wtoo, Jorge Perez and Judd Waddell, all available for $500 or less for a savings of approximately 60% to 80% off original prices!
Closet Clearance Sale
Intuit’s annual Closet Clearance Sale at 756 N. Milwaukee Avenue is back again and items up for grabs includes thousands of new, vintage and gently-used women’s items donated from Chicago’s best closets and designers! 100% of the proceeds directly support Intuit’s exhibitions, programming and educational events that celebrate outsider art. The sale begins on Friday April 20 and goes until Sunday April 22. Schedule as follow:
VIP First Dibs Event: Friday, April 20, 6-8 p.m.
Closet Clearance Sale: Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Half-Price Sale: Sunday, April 22, noon-3 p.m.
Design Center at the Mart Annual Outdoor Furniture Sample Sale
We might still be in SprInter for the unforeseeable future but when that beautiful weather does hit, you want to be prepared for outdoor entertaining. The Design Center at Merchandise Mart is having their annual outdoor furniture sample sale open to the public; a rare opportunity for Chicagoans to take advantage of deeply discounted – up to 75% off – designer collections as the outdoor furniture. The annual Outdoor Furniture Sample Sale, featuring 27 brands, will take place from Wednesday, May 2 to Friday, May 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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