Penelope's (1913 W. Division St., 773-395-2351, shoppenelopes.com) has taken 20 to 60 percent off spring men’s and women’s wear by brands such as APC, Sessun, Brooklyn Tailors, Folk, Dusen Dusen and more.
Celebrate the summer solstice from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Sofia (100 E. Walton St., Suite 106, 312-640-0878, sofialivelovely.com), where you can treat your tresses to Blowtique’s braid bar, sip a complimentary cocktail and see the new “American Dream” clothing collection from For Love and Lemons.
Escada (51 E. Oak St., 312-915-0500, escada.com) welcomes your favorite accessory -- your dog -- into its boutique from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday to partake of custom organic dog treats and shop for a cause. Escada creative director Daniel Wingate designed doggy-suits that will be available for silent auction at select locations to benefit the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Escada will donate a portion of Thursday sales to support rescued animals in shelters nationwide.
They had me at "Pamper Me" but then they took it up a notch. The Pamper Me Fabulous event Sunday is billed as an ultimate women’s-day-out including shopping, free-flowing drinks, mind/body/spirit seminars, yoga workouts and gift bags. Part of a national tour, it runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the River East Art Center, 435 E. Illinois St. Sponsors include Rejuvenator, Anew, Godiva, Honest Tea and more. Tickets are $30-$50 and include a gift bag; see pampermefabulous.com.
The nonprofit Open Books (213 W. Institute Place, 312-475-1355, ext. 100, www.open-books.org) will be selling 10,000+ used books for as low as $1 at its Half-Off Sale this weekend 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All adult and children's titles in the store, ordinarily $5 on average, will be sold at 50 percent off. Proceeds help support the Open Books literacy programs.
Wind down the weekend in style at the Bucktown Bazaar. From 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, eight boutiques will set up shop on the patio of restaurant Red Door (2118 N. Damen Ave., 773-697-7221, reddoorchicago.com). Browse designer women’s wear from Roslyn, stationery and jewelry from Virtu, men’s wear from Vividbraille, gold and silver from Radiance Fine Jewelry, plus-size fashion from Vive la Femme, lingerie from G boutique, home decor from Valentia and floral arrangements by Larkspur. An optional $10 donation gets you appetizers and a Champagne cocktail, and supports the Wicker Park & Bucktown Chamber of Commerce.
Head to Andersonville Thursday for free chair massages, nail polish changes, eyelash extensions and cocktails from 5 to 9 p.m. during a Girls' Night Out party hosted by Milk Handmade (5137 N. Clark St., 847-833-6309, milkhandmade.com) and Urban Mischief (5135 N Clark St., 630-254-0271, urbanmischiefchicago.com). Arrive on the early side to ensure you get a gift bag. And note that every $100 purchase earns you a $20 gift card to use later.
Hidden Treasures Boutique and SkyArts join together for a Fashion Meets Arts Luau from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at 1906 S. Halsted St., with local vendor shopping, appetizers and a cash bar. Admission is free but $35 buys you a spot in a painting workshop, including all materials. Visit skyarts4u.com to register for that.
North Shore home store Mark David Designs (260 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, 847-714-9970, markdaviddesigns.com) takes 20 to 50 percent off summer furnishings (excluding special orders) during its summer sale through July 13.
Children's shop The Red Balloon Co. (theredballoon.com) sets up a warehouse sale at 1960 N. Damen Ave. Thursday through Sunday, with bargains on brands such as City Threads and Pink Chicken.
Bella Bleu Bridal (143 N. Northwest Highway, Park Ridge, 847-696-7152, bellableubridal.com) hosts a Sara Gabriel trunk show of veils and headpieces Friday and Saturday, with nibbles, sips and 10 percent off purchases. Appointments are encouraged.
Robin Richman (2108 N. Damen Ave., 773-278-6150, robinrichman.com) has added spring/summer clothing into the 30 percent off sale. All shoes (except Guidi) are 25 percent off, even Marsell.
Ted Baker London (1009-1011 N. Rush St., 312-255-0290, tedbaker.com) has its summer sale under way with savings up to 50 percent. Find Maxi dresses for $225 (originally $375), day dresses for $208 (originally $298), leather bags for $174 (originally $249), men’s blazers for $348 (originally $498), men’s shoes for $138 (originally $230), and men’s leather bags for $238 (originally $340). The sale runs June 30.
Online custom clothier Indochino (indochino.com/chicago) has set up a pop-up store at 7 N. State St. through June 30. The premise: You get measured, make style and material selections, place an order, and a custom suit (starting at $379) or shirt (starting at $79) is made for you and delivered to your door at a fraction of the cost of a typical bespoke tailor. Book a fitting appointment (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays; 9 to 7 on Saturdays, 10 to 7 on Sundays) at the popup shop, buy a suit and receive a free custom dress shirt and gift set ($160 value).
Save up to 40 percent on select bedding at Pottery Barn Kids (2111 N. Clybourn Ave., 773-525-8349, potterybarnkids.com).
Peruvian Connection (925 W. Armitage Ave., 773-975-4088) takes 25 percent off all merchandise in store Saturday through Monday, plus hands out sunflowers with any purchase in honor of Peru's Festival of the Sun. Also look for end of season deals such as the Tribal Skirt, $149, reduced from $199, the Chamonix Shearling Jacket, $750 (down from $1,495), or the distressed Newbury Leather Jacket in chocolate, $299 (down from $398).
An additional 30 percent has been slashed from sale items at Intermix stores (40 E. Delaware Pl., 312-640-2922; 841 W. Armitage Ave., 773-404-8766; 1633 N. Damen Ave., 773-292-0894) and intermixonline.com.
Through June 30, home design showroom Ligne Roset (440 N. Wells St., 312-222-9300, ligne-rose-usa.com) takes 20 percent off all items in its popular Togo collection, in any of the 899 fabrics and leathers, in honor of its 40th anniversary. The collection includes the Togo fireside chair, ottoman, sofa with or without arms, MiniTogo for children ages 4-12 and the new two-seater lounge, introduced this year.
Men's style source Haberdash hosts a gentlemen's fashion show Thursday at 7 p.m. on the Roof of theWit hotel (201 N. State St.). Admission is free. It's part of the popup shop Haberdash at theWit, open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week through Labor Day, stocking hard-to-find footwear, apothecary and accessory brands including Sperry, Quoddy, Reigning Champ, Malin + Goetz, Filson and Ashland Leather. (TheWit’s front desk and bell staff are sporting uniforms created and styled by Haberdash too.) TheWit is offering visitors a special Haberdash at theWit room package, including an overnight stay, a $50 gift card to Haberdash, a custom tie, an Apothecary Face and Body In Room Set, and a personalized styling session at Haberdash. See www.thewithotel.com/specials. Haberdash is based at 607 N. State St. and 611 N. State St., haberdashmen.com.