Take advantage of holiday specials at Sarca, November 23-December 4.
Starr Couture Pop-Up
Since owner Starr Kondos sources fashions from up-and-coming designers in Milan and Paris, this Walton Street pop-up shop is chock-full of luxury pieces you won’t find anywhere else in the city. A few labels to look for: Giorgio Grati, Maria Grazia Severi, and Stizzoli. Kondos runs a full-service Starr Couture boutique in Barrington, but the Gold Coast pop-up will only be open through December 31. This week, enjoy 30 percent off and a complimentary gift with $300 purchase. 75 E. Walton St.
Alexis Cozzini’s ultra-cool Sarca is celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas a little early. Beginning Black Friday, November 23, shoppers will get 20 percent off, plus a 20 percent off card to use in 2013. Some Sarca goods we’re coveting? Bod & Christensen leather jackets, Jerome C. Rousseau shoes, and Lizzie Fortunato jewelry. The promotion runs through December 4. 710 N. Wabash Ave., 312-255-0900
Masha Archer Trunk Show
The jewelry designer behind wearable art brand Masha Archer brings her wares to Chicago this weekend (November 23-25) for a trunk show at Saks. A sister piece to the necklace Archer created for Sarah Jessica Parker to wear in Sex and the City: The Movie will be available. The main items on display, however, will be from Archer’s more recent Ancient White City series—intricate, multi-strand pieces of neutral-colored glass beads, contrasted by colorful accents. 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-6500
Cotton Candy Couture
Though currently only available through e-commerce, Chicago-based dress label Cotton Candy Couture isn't missing out on the Black Friday frenzy. (In fact, shopping online is the best way to beat the crowds.) On November 23 only, enjoy 50 percent off of the luxe label's dresses, plus free shipping, with the code "Black" at checkout.