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Kick off the weekend early with one of the many events happening around town this evening. And with many stores and retailers kicking off fall and Columbus Day sales, this will be a fun weekend to shop.
GOOSE ISLAND—Target (1200 N. Larrabee St.) is hosting an in-store style competition this evening at 6:30pm. The event will hosted by Marie Claire Senior Fashion Editor, Zanna Roberts Rassi, and feature competition contestants and bloggers Yanira Garza, Emma Arnold and Dana Weiss. The judge panel features fashion all stars: boutique owner Ikram Goldman, editorial director of Paper Magazine Mickey Boardman and style and beauty expert Mary Alice Stephenson. For more info, visit readysettargetstyle.com.
GOLD COAST—Today only, enjoy 20% off at Ted Baker (1011 North Rush Street) and receive a limited edition tote bag with every purchase in-store and online. Visit the store in the evening 6pm til close, for live entertainment & complimentary drinks courtesy of Monkey Shoulder Whisky & Hendrick's Gin.
THE LOOP—Join Bucketfeet at their Chicago studio this evening to kick off the residency of Revise, the artist behind the Windy City shoe. Take a first sneak-peek at the gallery work by their October Artist-in-Residence and enjoy snacks and 312 drinks.
GOLD COAST—Meet British snow artist Simon Beck at the Icebreakerstore (44 E. Walton St) and enjoy Kiwi" inspired sips and bites this evening 6 to 9pm. Icebreaker, the New Zealand merino wool outdoor apparel company, just launched 'The Art Of Nature' Simon Beck Collection. A portion of the proceeds from the collection will support Icebreaker's donation to Protect Our Winters, the environmental non-profit group dedicated to fighting climate change. If you're not familiar with Simon Beck, watch this video and be amazed.
GOLD COAST—Thompson Chicago and Whitney Port will be hosting the first ever Whitney Eve Pop-Up this weekend. Come shop the fall 2014 collection and meet Whitney Port! The event will take place in the Froines Room of Thompson Chicago from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, October 11th and 11am to 4pm on Sunday, October 12th.
WICKER PARK—This weekend, sixteen of Wicker Park's coolest boutiques and brands are teaming up a Wicker Collective warehouse sale you won't want to miss. Stop by Chop Shop on North Ave between 11am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday to shop deeply discounted menswear, womenswear, vintage, and artisan goods as boutiques clear out inventory to make space for next season, and get dibs on the best of new fall arrivals.
AVONDALE—This Sunday October 12th, Revolution Brewery is hosting their monthly craft show featuring a variety of handmade products: jewelry, ceramics, cards, scarves, prints, paintings, and bath and body products. There will be food trucks (Meatloaf-A-Go-Go, Tamale Spaceship, and Babycakes) parked outside of the brewery during the event, so you can eat, drink and shop to your heart's content. For the complete list of vendors, visit revolutioncraftshow.squarespace.com.
RIVER NORTH—The Wedding Salon's annual bridal showcase is set to return to theInterContinental Chicago this coming Monday, October 13th. The festivities, which run from 4pm to 8pm, include cake tastings, beauty makeovers, Manicures byManiCub, fantasy reception table designs by the InterContinental Chicago, gowns, men's formalwear by Alton Lane, top vendors including Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings and Hard Rock Hotels, and a ton of other wedding-related activities. Basically, it's one big, bridal shebang. For more info and ticket info, visit weddingsalon.com.