This Week’s Best Shopping Events

April 30, 2012 | by —Elle Eichinger & Nicolette House | Homepage

New store Milk Handmade offers colorful, hand-crafted pieces just in time for warmer weather.

Milk Handmade Opens
Tuesday, May 1, 11 AM-7 PM
Hallie Borden brings a brand-new shopping experience to Andersonville with Milk Handmade. Set to open its doors tomorrow, the retail store combines basics with one-of-a-kind pieces, all handmade by independent or local designers. Chicago brands of note include Lavender in Brown, Mohop Shoes, Glam Rocks, Bees’netta, and more. In a clever nod to the boutique’s name, milk and cookies will be served all day tomorrow. 5137 N. Clark St., 847-833-6309

Neiman Marcus “Art of Fashion”
Thursday, May 3; Breakfast, 9 AM; Fashion Show, 10:30 AM
This Thursday, Neiman Marcus Northbrook celebrates the Art of Fashion with a breakfast at its famous Zodiac restaurant followed by a fashion show upstairs. All proceeds go to the Wood Family Foundation, which raises funds and awareness for children’s charities. Sarah Wood, wife of Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry, plays host, and Lana Bramlette, whose jewelry has been spotted on major celebrities like Cameron Diaz and Eva Longoria, will also be in attendance. For $75 tickets, woodfamilyfoundation.org. 5000 Northbrook Ct., Northbrook, 847-509-6704

Hudson LouLou Denim Comes to Cityblue
Beginning Friday, May 4
LouLou de la Falaise played muse for Yves Saint Laurent’s famous “Le Smoking” tuxedo suit, but now she’s inspired something a little more modern with Hudson Jeans. The Hudson LouLou Tuxedo Crop Super Skinny Jean ($198) boasts three variations in vibrant hues—Ziggy (navy/orange stripe), Chopin (olive/yellow stripe), and Manson (burgundy/pink stripe). Sold exclusively at Cityblue Apparel & Denim; limited quantities available. 1444 N. Wells St., 312-664-2222

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