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Founded in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie, TOMS—the fashion brand whose philosophy is “improving lives through business”— has landed in Chicago. The Wicker Park outpost (its fourth nationwide) showcases TOMS’ innovative lines of shoes and eyewear as well as its newly debuted TOMS Roasting Co. coffee. A nod to Chicago’s industrial architecture roots can be found in both the café and the boutique, which boast steel and brick accents as well as a giving-themed mural on the store’s brick-walled alley. The pet-friendly space offers a retail post and a community meeting space for those in the area looking to be inspired by the brand’s giving spirit. 1611 N. Damen Ave., 773-486-5882
His name is already synonymous with haircare, but now Chicago beauty guru Mario Tricoci aims to pluck an even larger share of the local beauty market with his latest concept: a wax and brow bar for both men and women. Services offered include eyebrow and lip wax, individual and full-strip eyelash extensions, and men’s beard and mustache grooming. Already a hit at the brand’s Mag Mile flagship and Oak Brook locations, the concept is set to debut across the rest of Tricoci’s 15 Chicago salons by spring. 900 N. Michigan Ave., 847-202-1900
This spring Escada unveils a new collaboration with pointillist artist Thilo Westermann, who is known for his innovative use of dots on glass to produce 3-D, experiential images. The limited-edition capsule, which comprises 10 pieces, including a blazer and a dress, borrows from Westermann’s black and white Vanitas painting series. 51 E. Oak St., 312-915-0500
Nordstrom has teamed up with Tank magazine fashion director and international street-style favorite Caroline Issa on a refined 25-piece collection of ready-to-wear spring styles, ranging from tailored jackets to foundation pieces ($225-$2,995). New items will be added to the line each season. 55 E. Grand Ave., 312-464-1515