Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sample Sales Galore and Other Shopping and Fashion Events

Posted By on 04.28.10 at 03:15 PM

The pink glitter heels from Christian Louboutin--click your heels three times:
  • Declic glitter heels from Christian Louboutin

Tonight, shoes are the theme of the second Fashion District event, which has a (surprise!) Sex and the City theme. Heels and other kicks from local boutiques will be offered for sale, and one lucky winner will walk away with a pair of Declic pink glitter pumps by Christian Louboutin and two tickets to Sex and the City 2. It's from 7 to 10 at District Bar, 170 W. Ontario.

On Thursday, the Stitches Fashion Program and Style Chicago present Fashion Chicago, a shopping event featuring local designers including Elise Bergman, Sophia Forero, and Horacio Nieto. It's from 5 to 9 at 233 W. Huron. Tickets are $15 to $25 and you are encouraged to reserve them online.

Re.Stock hosts a sample-sale popup shop from Thursday through Sunday and then again May 6 through May 9. Get up to 80 percent off on brands including JLee Silver, Earnest Sewn, and Aeropostale. It's from noon to 7 until Sunday, when they're open noon to 5, at 1425 N. Milwaukee.

Konscious Kollective promises "the LA & NYC sample sale experience" in Chicago this weekend, with clothing in a range of sizes for sale at 50 to 90 percent below retail. It runs Friday from 2 to 7 and Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 5 at 1725 N. Damen.

The Cynthia Rowley store at 810 W. Armitage jumps on the sample-sale bandwagon, offering 80 percent off clothing and accessories Friday through Sunday.

On Thursday, Aveda and eco-friendly clothing and skincare brand Skinstinct present a runway show of environmentally friendly fashion as part of "Runways to Waterways," an event to benefit the Alliance for the Great Lakes. It's from 8 to 10 in the Palm Court at the Drake. Tickets are $20 to $50; call 312-664-0417.

On Saturday and Sunday, vintage vendors including Lenny & Me, Heliopsis, and Yellow Birdd Vintage flock to Heaven Gallery for Vintage Heaven. Dress up in your secondhand best for a chance to be photographed for the sale's monthly newsletter. It's from 12 to 6 both days at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee.

Looking for some simple jewelry—maybe for mom? Local designer Sara Lenart will be at Hazel on Saturday from 11 to 5.

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