Fashion retailer, AKIRA, celebrated their 8-year anniversary with an over-the-top birthday bash in Chicago's ultra cool Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhoods, and Second City Style was there to witness all the action! All three stories aligned along North Ave. were transformed into various exotic and seductive destinations including Tokyo, Barcelona, and Fiji. Cocktails flowed and cash registers rang as hundreds of fashionistas alike flocked to dressing rooms, trying on the buy 2 get 1 free trends and accessories. We caught up with owner, Eric Hsueh, who looks forward to expanding the AKIRA brand in the Chicago market. "We hope to celebrate more in the upcoming years, and hopefully our events will become a much anticipated summer extravaganza." We certainly hope so too!
Associate giving out warrants for having too much fun!
Shoes for days!
Fashionistas find great buys!
I thought I'd audition for next year's celebration!
Visit AKIRA online to locate various locations in the Chicago area or to shop online.
– Nicole L. Townsend
Photos: Second City Style
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