Chicago Events




Thursday, September 18, 2014                

Herve Leger Fall Trunk Show
Neiman Marcus
10 am to 5 pm
Designer Sportswear – Second Floor
737 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

The Herve Leger fall collection, designed by Max Azria, features sexy, body conscious styling. For more information, please call (312)642-5900 ext. 2050

Thursday, September 18, 2014 to Sunday, September 21, 2014

The CUSP event
Neiman Marcus
10 am to 7 pm
CUSP – Third Floor
737 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
The new Cusp department offers a variety of designers including L’Agence, Carven, McQ, Tibi, 0’2nd, 10 Crosby, Tamara Mellon, Veronica Beard and many more. Cusp by Neiman Marcus has everything a women could need or want for their fall fashion wardrobe. During the CUSP event, receive a set of 3 stackable bracelets with any $350 purchase and an additional $50 off a $500 purchase. For more information, please call (312)642-5900 ext. 4016

Friday, September 19, 2014

10:45 AM Cocktail reception and raffle sales begin
12:00 PM Luncheon
1:00 PM Fashion presentation
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue

Fashion and philanthropy merge as designers compete for the coveted Gold Coast Fashion Award with cutting-edge fashion presented in a fast-paced, live runway show. Sponsored by the Children’s Service Board of Lurie Children’s, the show also includes looks at fashions from prestigious Chicago retailers. Funds raised will benefit the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the hospital. Hosted by the Children’s Service Board of Lurie Children’s Hospital, featuring the 2013 winning designer, Ven Budhu.Designers competing for the 2014 award include Charles Harbison, Giovanna Randall for HONOR, Jennifer Pickett, Michael De Paulo, Stacy Lomman, Tanya Taylor, and Tia Cibani. Retailer partners in this year’s show will include Neiman Marcus presenting Veronica Beard, Nordstrom presenting Lanvin, Francis Heffernan presenting Ella Zahlan, McElroy Furs and Paul Stuart. Individual tickets are $200. Tables of 10 may be reserved at both the Benefactor Level for $5,000, which includes premier seating or the Patron Level for $3,500, which allows for preferred seating. For more information about the show or to purchase tickets, please visit


Thursday, September 25, 2014 to Sunday September 28, 2014

Clever Alice Pop-Up Shop – 4 Days Only
7 East Huron, Chicago
10 to 7 daily

Women’s Designer Sample and Stock Sale/ Up to 75% off Fall 2014 Collections. New Designers include Porto from San Francisco, Inizio from Italy, Casting from Paris, Thursday/Friday from Los Angeles, Anatomie from Miami, Totem from Brazil, David Khan Jeans and more. Margarita Saplala- hometown girl and graduate of the Chicago Art Institute , you can find her collection at Barneys Co-Op. Now residing in Brooklyn Margarita Saplala is a designer to watch. Cindy + Johnny- collection is developed for the professional and social life of a busy modern woman. Super Trash from Amsterdam, Tee Refinery, White Tees, Luna from NYC, Aysha from NYCScout Showroom. White Noise Showroom from NYC, Bortko Showroom, Julie Rouland Showroom, Tradewinds Showroom and more


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Akira’s 12th Annual Fall Fashion Show
With Celebrity Guest James Maslow (Big Time Rush & Dancing With The Stars)
Doors open at 4 PM / Show begins at 7 PM
Grossinger City Autoplex
1500 N. Dayton St., near North/Clybourn

Afterparty (at Japonais 600 W. Chicago Ave., near Halsted) starts at 9 PM
After-afterparty (at the Underground) starts at 12:30 AM

Enter the last dimension at AKIRA’s signature event of the season. First, enjoy small bites from local restaurants then, take in a breakdance performance from BRICKHEADZ, performance art by Anna Dominguez, and live painting by Andrew Leonardo & a resident artist from the Zhou B. Art Center. Next, get outfitted in fall’s freshest looks at our one-night-only pop-up shop. Immerse yourself in a virtual world at this year’s runway presentation, featuring special guest James Maslow (“Dancing With The Stars” & “Big Time Rush”) and thirty of Chicago’s top models.The fashion sponsors who made this event possible include: Original Penguin, DL1961 Denim, RNT23 Jeans, Minnetonka, Timberland, TOMS, Diesel, Lust For Life, Drifter, & Creative Recreation. A portion of the proceeds from The Last Dimension will go toward PAWS Chicago. This event is 16+, but attendees must be 21+ to consume alcohol. Tickets ($25 GA, $50 Guaranteed Seating, and $100 VIP) are available for purchase at all AKIRA stores & at
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