Tag Archives: Shopping and Fashion

175 Days to Love Chicago: Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale

With over 20 live bands, 15 food trucks and a 10-block sidewalk sale, there’s no doubt that Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale is one of Chicago’s best neighborhood festivals! Start your weekend off right by dining al fresco, doing a little shopping and boogieing down to JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound during the [...]

175 Days to Love Chicago: Celebrate Chicago Fashion at Panache

What better way to celebrate a birthday than with a little shopping and champagne? Chicago’s 175th birthday celebration continues with a 17.5% discount on Chicago designer fashions and more at Panache. Come out to enjoy food, fashion and fun at our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Friday, May 4.

175 Days to Love Chicago: Know Your Flag / SAIC Fashion 2012

Know Your Flag, Meng Yang See imagination on display at our two 175 Days to Love Chicago picks for Thursday, April 19. In Lincoln Park, meet graphic designer Meng Yang and learn how Chicago history and iconic flag and seal inspire his designs.  In Millennium Park, watch as head-turning garments glide down the runway at Fashion [...]

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Places Sure to Inspire a Smile (or a Laugh)

Photo of Diana Martinez, courtesy The Second City. The Second City is known worldwide as a training ground for comedy heavyweights—think Bill Murray, Tina Fey and Jane Lynch—and as an unstoppable incubator of fun. Diana Martinez, President of The Second City, shares five places that are sure to put a smile on your face.

Find the Perfect Last Minute Gift for Your Valentine

We know, sometimes Valentine’s Day can sneak up on you. To help you out, we’ve put together a handy list of places downtown, in the neighborhoods–even at O’Hare Airport–where you can pick up the perfect gourmet chocolates, flowers, or gift to make your loved one’s day a little sweeter!

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Places to See and Be Seen in Chicago

Chicago is known as “Paris by the Prairie,” and like our Parisian counterparts, Chicagoans love to relax at their favorite hot spots and watch the world go by. We asked Candace Jordan, Society Columnist for Sunday’s Chicago Tribune Magazine, to share her favorite spots in Chicago’s dazzling social scene, in our own city of lights.

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Ways to Love Uptown

The NEW Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center A hub for theater and music  for over 100 years, you can always find something new and exciting to see and do in Uptown. Take these tips from Jackie Taylor, Founder and CEO of the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, for a few ways to experience great food [...]

175 Ways to Love Chicago: My 5 Go-To Shopping Spots

Image courtesy of Girl & The Goat Thanks to world-class art, cross-continental fashions, vintage treasures and more, Chicago is a shopper’s dream come true. Let Sally Schwartz, founder of Randolph Street Market, guide you through her favorite spots for shopping, dining and treasure hunting so you too can bliss out as you buy.

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Great Shopping Neighborhoods

Photo courtesy The Edit Some of Chicago’s most beautiful sights are tucked away on the racks of designer boutiques. Fashion expert Kiran Advani shows us where to spy one-of-a-kind finds for both men and women, and tells us where to refuel and see-and-be-seen along the way.

Plan Your Perfect Valentine’s Day Date, Part 2: Jewelry

The Monroe personalized initial necklace, Photo courtesy of k-amato.com . Chicago’s jewelry designers have something that will wow your Valentine’s Day date, whether you’re on a budget or looking to splurge. We’ve picked some of our favorite designs, which you can shop online, or pick up at a local boutique.