November 17, 2011 |
According to the lights strung throughout trees around your neighborhood and the latest Justin Bieber album, the holiday season has arrived early. Cue the collective sighing. But don't let the sometimes pressuring countdown get you down. Instead of “Bah-humbug”ing for the next month or so, embrace the season of giving at these annual favorite craft markets and vintage fairs. DEC. 1-4 One of a Kind Show and Sale When: Noon-9 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Where: Merchandise Mart Cost: $12 Go...
November 27, 2013 |
Ugly sweater parties, peppermint mochas and those slightly addicting holiday tunes creeping on the radio are all pretty good indicators that it's about time you started cracking on your holiday gift list. Regardless of where you're shopping this holiday season, one thing that is for sure is that you're going to work an appetite doing it. Friends don't let friends shop with low bloody sugar, so make time to stop and recharge at these bars and restaurants in five of the city's most popular shopping districts.
May 17, 2012 |
Fashion is not just for females. At least that's the message of Trunk Club , a relatively new personal shopper service in River North that helps men look like walking GQ ads, but without having to expend all the time, effort and hair gel. "The main goal (of Trunk Club) is to help guys get awesome clothes without having to do any work," said Brian Spaly, Trunk Club CEO. "Most guys either don't have time, don't have access or don't have the desire. The process of shopping seems terrible to them.
August 28, 2012
Over the years, Bucktown's shopping artery of Damen Avenue has seen plenty of big-name designers (Cynthia Rowley, Nanette Lepore, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Alexis Bittar) and chain stores (Club Monaco, Bebe, Lush) move in. This itinerary focuses on the strip's top independently owned boutiques, so you can take the “shop local” approach to the most fashionable extreme. Women's clothing dominates, but there are a few gems for men. Start your trip right by the Blue Line's Damen Avenue station, where City Soles (1566 N. Damen Ave. 773-489-2001)
July 25, 2013 |
Coffee is mandatory for many to start their day feeling human, but two new coffee shops - plus one more opening soon - are offering much more than just the basic cup. From a West Town cafe with a dog-friendly patio in the works to a Roscoe Village shop serving treats worthy of cronut-caliber obsession, these coffehouses have your caffeine fix covered and then some. Bad Wolf Coffee 3422 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-969-2346 Story: With gigs at Schwa and New York's Momofuku Ko on his resume, Jonathan Ory's roots may be in fine dining, but he recently switched gears to open this Roscoe Village coffee...
December 20, 2012 |
Professional athletes are just like us when hit comes to holiday shopping. Well, except for the fact that they can afford gifts that are out of reach of the average person. But it's always cool to find out how what athletes buy for people. RedEye talked to the Bulls and Bears to find out the most expensive gift they've purchased for someone during the holidays. BULLS Taj Gibson: I bought some expensive shoes for my girlfriend made by some Italian designer. They cost somewhere like $4,000 or $5,000.