Chicago Events



Tuesday August 26, 2014 – Monday September 1, 2014

Labor Day Sales at Fashion Outlets of Chicago
5220 Fashion Outlets Way
Suite 230
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 928-7500

Get your fall wardrobe started with amazing Labor Day sales at Fashion Outlets of Chicago this weekend! Below are a few highlights, so visit the and for additional savings.
 · Diane Von Furstenberg: Take an additional 40% OFF all ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes – and an additional 30% OFF iconic wrap dresses
· Gucci:  Select Merchandise is an additional 50-70% OFF  (Aug 26-Sept 1, image below)
· L.K. Bennett London: Take an additional 40% OFF already reduced Spring and Summer collections (Now-Sept 1)
· Merrell: Buy one get one additional 50% OFF (Excludes Merrell Full Price Favorites)

Saturday August 30 – Sunday August 31, 2014

The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival™ presented by MasterCard®

Magnificent Mile Along North Michigan Avenue

A Fusion of Fashion, Food and Fitness: This 10-day celebration returns to Chicago’s one-of-a-kind shopping destination. The premier of The Magnificent Mile Chicago Women’s Half Marathon & 5K over Labor Day weekend.

The Magnificent Mile Chicago Women’s Half-Marathon & 5K, Sunday, August 31
The following weekend, Chicago welcomes more than 7,000 runners for The Magnificent Mile Chicago Women’s Half-Marathon & 5K on Sunday, August 31, produced by Fleet Feet Sports-Chicago. Two-time national champion and world-class athlete Lauren Fleshman joins this special event on The Magnificent Mile, which will feature the world-class streetscape as the course centerpiece. In addition, the district’s retailers and restaurants will greet runners with exclusive offers over Labor Day weekend, including a dedicated “dine around” on Saturday evening to prepare for the big day.

Visit for more details. Find more event information and a full list of special offers from retailers, restaurants, hotels and attractions around the district at


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

K.Amato Sample Sale
4:30pm – 8pm
Sofitel Hotel at 20 E. Chestnut in Chicago

It’s that time of year – sample sale time! Hundreds of item on sale for $5, $10, and $20. All new fall jewelry will be marked down by 30-40% of. Get there early for the best selection!


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


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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