UPDATE: Robin Richman is offering 20 percent off everything in the store during Friday's event.
From 5 to 9 Roscoe Village boutique Cinnamon holds its "It's in the Bag" event, featuring gifts and gift certificates to neighboring businesses and restaurants with every purchase.
Koros in the West Loop holds a "Spring Fling" with drinks and discounts from 6 to 9.
From 6 to 10 there's a nosh-n-shop event at Wicker Park restaurant Chocolate Grape. Admission is $20, which includes champagne, wine, cheese, and chocolate, as well as a chance to win a customized shirt from Kate Boggiano, a gift certificate from Erin Gallagher, a Lara Miller sweater, a consultation with personal stylist Julie Watson, and a wine-and-truffle gift box from Chocolate Grape. RSVP (not required, but appreciated) to email@example.com.
It's not just about the dress: wedding gown designer Caroline De Villo holds a trunk show of bridal hair accessories and jewelry from Haute Bride Friday from noon to 6 and Saturday 12 to 4 at her Bucktown studio. RSVP to 773-342-0096 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local accessories designer Ryan Davies--who created the wooden jewelry and bolo ties for Creatures of the Wind's spring collection--will be at Robin Richman for a trunk show of his line, Sophisticated Science, from 6 to 9. Also: Clayton Davies of the knitwear line Complex Geometries.
Axis of Evelyn, otherwise known as Evelyn Daitchman, holds another vintage sale of over 1,500 pieces ranging from turn-of-the-century styles to 80s glam from 12 to 4 PM at 319 N. Albany. Email email@example.com or call 312-399-8343 with questions.
Akira presents its spring collection (with footwear by Steve Madden) with a Casablanca-theme in a "New York-style warehouse" at 114 S. Racine. Doors open at 5:30 and the show starts an hour later. Space is limited; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday at noon.