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Reminder for CeCe & Melinda – Shop In Chicago: RSVP Today

The holidays are right around the corner.  Get all of your shopping done under one roof while supporting the top local Chicago designers and businesses at this anuual shopping extravaganza.  Click the flyer below to RSVP for an amazing shopping experience on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 5:00PM-9:00PM at the legendary Drake Hotel.  See you there!

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Posted by on November 18, 2011 in Fashion, Free, Holiday, Shopping


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Shrine Haberdashers One Year Anniversary

Shrine Haberdashers One Year Anniversary

When: November 17, 2011 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Grand Room at the James Hotel
55 East Ontario Street
Chicago IL 60611
What: Get a wiggle on this very special evening with the always spiffy Master of Ceremonies, Jeff Conway. The event will feature 1920s style cocktails and appetizers, live entertainment and a fashion presentation.


Please RSVP to by November 14, 2011.

FREE but space is limited.

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Posted by on November 14, 2011 in Fashion, Free


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CeCe & Melinda’s Annual Shop In Chicago 2011 – Be A Vendor

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Posted by on November 5, 2011 in Fashion, Free, Holiday, Shopping


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Reminder Chicago – It’s Latino Fashion Week 2011



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Posted by on October 31, 2011 in Fashion


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November Fashion Industry Mixer


Fashion Industry Mixer

Brought to you by Chicago Fashion Connect, an opportunity to connect with local fashion talent and entrepreneurs

Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

120 Ultra Lounge at Lake Point Tower
580 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611

What to expect?

Fashion Industry Mixer, a niche networking event where you can expand your network and find business opportunities. Held at a refined venue, surrounded by a vibrant ambiance and low volume music. Color coded tags will help you navigate the crowd and find the right people to connect with.

Enjoy complimentary wine open bar – 6-7 PM with hors d’oeuvres.

Featured Designer

Opulent, classic and beautiful appropriately describe Shavonne Dorsey Designs. Specializing in powerfully feminine dresses, the line adorns the bodies of curvaceous women who love to confidently express themselves with great sophistication. Shavonne Dorsey’s line creates unique and figure flattering dresses for women up to size 24.

Shavonne Dorsey will be showcasing her designs at the Nov Fashion Industry Mixer. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the designs up close and meet the designer.

Who is this event for?

Fashion designers, photographers, stylists, makeup artists, models and fashion bloggers. Anyone who is looking to increase their exposure and get new contacts. Makeup artists who are looking for talent to collaborate on photoshoots and fashion show. Fashion bloggers looking to find out about the new talent. Fashion designers looking to announce their new line.

About the venue

120° Ultra Lounge is Chicago’s newest, upscale Ultra Lounge that brings a little bit of New York and LA to the lakefront, just steps away from Navy Pier. Located within the historical walls of Lake Point Tower just off of Illinois Street, the name 120° Ultra Lounge is inspired by the three-wings of the tower, each 120° apart. 120° Ultra Lounge offers a nightclub atmosphere with an intimate lounge vibe designed by Chicago’s own award winning Interior Designer, Jordan Guide. The space exudes a distinct industrial-chic ambience that has become a favorite hot spot among Chicagoans. Kick back, relax and enjoy a fine bottle of champagne, wine or spirits.

Check-out this video from the September Fashion Mixer with first featured designers GOCA:

Sep Fashion Industry Mixer feat GOCA Designs from Chicago Fashion Connect on Vimeo.

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Posted by on October 28, 2011 in Fashion


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Hot Diggity Dog Vintage Sale

Hot Diggity Dog Vintage Sale

Friday at 5:00pm – Saturday at 6:00pm
Chicago Party Animals

1133 W. Fulton Market
Chicago, IL

Join us for two days of vintage, drinks, food trucks, and dogs!!!  This event is FREE!

Facebook Event Page


Vintage Vendors include:

jenstyle chic vintage

Dethrose Vintage

Venus Meets Vintage

Bombshell Shocked

Lovestory Vintage

Tangerine Vintage

Pure Vintage Chicago

Psychosurplus Vintage

Zzouzi Vintage

Bunny’s Trunk Show

poly golightly vintage

Food Trucks participating:

Culture, The Yogurt Society

Ste. Martaen, The Vegan Food Truck


This event will benefit The Friends of the Chicago Animal Care and Control.
Dogs will be available for adoption.

***This event is Dog Friendly***

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Posted by on October 26, 2011 in Fashion


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Xaxii Costume Ball

Xaxii is pleased to invite you to its world premier fashion event , Xaxii Costume Ball, on Oct 27th in Chicago. This is the first in the series of events to be held around the world over coming months.

 Xaxii Costume Ball

Time: From 6 pm to 11 pm
Date: October 27, 2011
Address: 540 North Wells Street / Chicago, IL
Phone: 312-595-2300

Supporting the community is at the heart of what we at Xaxii believe in. Part of the proceed from this event will be donated to PAWS Chicago.

We have designed this to be a fun filled evening with music, dancing, fashion show, food, drinks (courtesy our sponsors like Heineken and others) and lot more. There will be a pre-party lounge to get you ready for the party with massage, face painting and some surprizes.

There will be a catwalk for fashionistas and cash prizes. So bring out your inner fashionista, preferrably with a costume, and get ready to rock the catwalk.

Event details:

• Location: Sushi Samba restaurant in river north area of Chicago

• Fashion show by Chicago designers

• A catwalk for all fashionistas

• Pre-party lounge (opens at 6 pm)

• Courtesy headshot by a professional photographer

• Premium beverages

• Brazilian, peruvian and japanese food

• Dance floor and a top chicago dj

• Cash prizes

• Much more!

The tickets:

  • For Xaxii members $40/person when booked in advance
  • For non-members $45/person when booked in advance
  • Or you can buy tickets at the door for $50/person

Please note that we have limited number of tickets and they are non-refundable. We encourage you to buy them in advance as the tickets at the door are on first come first serve basis based on availability.

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Posted by on October 26, 2011 in Fashion


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Halloween Party: Exorcise Your Fashion Fears!

Join our favorite Chicago Street Style Blogger, Amy Creyer, for a fun pre-Halloween bash of style. 

Come to Cynthia Rowley in Bucktown on Friday, October 28 from 6:30-8:30PM. 

Cynthia Rowley Boutique
1653 North Damen
in Bucktown

Enjoy a ‘stylish’ Halloween with complimentary “bloody” champagne cocktails and Vosges chocolates, along with a hefty 20% discount on all new and sale items. This is perfect party to kick off the Halloween weekend, since it runs from 6:30 to 8:30 on Friday evening, October 28. You can easily head to your rowdy Wicker Park bars and house parties afterward. Why not start the Halloween weekend with fashion!

The event is open to the public, but you must RSVP to be placed on the list. In order to make sure you get in, RSVP on the Facebook invite here by selecting to “attend” the event or by emailing


Posted by on October 19, 2011 in Fashion, Holiday


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Posted by on October 18, 2011 in Fashion


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Next Fashion Chicago Kicks Off Fashion Focus Week 2011 In Style

Wow!  What a way to kick-off Fashion Focus Week 2011 in Chicago, a highly anticipated series of fashion events showcasing the incredible talent of local designers.  Everything about the evening embraced the city of Chicago bringing the spotlight to so many amazing local successes.  Executive Producer, Rose Mandel of Mandel Productions, chose a gorgeous space to host the event, Germania Place – full of class, elegance, and style.  Two of the cities top media personalities, Marcus Riley of NBC5 and Candace Jordan of Candid Candace hosted the night’s affair.  They are a perfect pairing as they play off of each other very well keeping the audience entertained and the show moving.

Guests were invited to mix and mingle prior to the big show sipping cocktails and enjoying hors d’ouevres catered by Kenmare.  The VIP reception was held in the balcony area overlooking the event space which was well-arranged by show producer Benjamin Cottrell who has been working hard for several months organizing the event with Mandell Productions.  He was also responsible for styling and in charge of the models during the show.  He maintained such a cool, calm demeanor throughout and impressed the audience with a spectacular fashion extravaganza.

During Fashion Focus Week in Chicago, you can expect to see anyone associated with the fashion industry whether through work or just personal enjoyment of the fashion world.  Last night, EVERYONE was there.  They packed the room full and familiar faces were spotted throughout the evening.  And we all couldn’t wait to see the stunning fashions of eleven local Chicago designers.


Designs being showcased included Elda de la Rosa, Fraley Le, Gary Gonzalez (paired with handbags by Furla), Sofia (paired with handbags by Furla), Cleons Clothing Company, Cache, Sahar Dada, Hector-Javier MonArrez, Sujata Gazder, Bottega Contessa (whose pieces were accompanied by the incredibly talented violinist, Katarina Visnevska), and Mira Couture.  It was hard to take your eyes off the runway as you didn’t want to miss even one of these amazing garments.  If my budget allowed I would have bought at least half of the pieces being modeled.  A girl can dream, though, can’t she?  And stare… as the grand finale completed the show and all the models walked down the runway one after another showing off the designers fashions one last time.


Other highlights from the event included the ever-talented artist/illustrator Rosemary Fanti sketching guests and models throughout the night.  She never ceases to amaze me and I just love when she is part of any event  You have superb talent combined with such a warm and vibrant personality… you can’t go wrong.  Steve Starr and Amie Hana were the main event photgrapher’s for the evening.  There were so many amazing contributors and sponsors for this event such as Grace Public Relations, IT Factor Agency, Katie Von Fossan, Fifth Third Bank, Fletcher Jones Audi, and Today’s Chicago Women just to name a few.


More photos can be viewed HERE!

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Posted by on October 18, 2011 in Fashion, Where We've Been!


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Block 37 will be hosting Fashion Pops @ the Block during this year’s Fashion Focus Chicago

Block 37 will be hosting Fashion Pops @ the Block during this year’s Fashion Focus Chicago

Five pop-up-shop boutiques featuring fall’s finest frocks will surface on the 3rd floor at Block 37 from 10 A.M.-5 P.M. on Tuesday, October 18th through the 21st. Boutiques Cityblue Apparel & Denim, Borris J. Powell Designs, Frill Accessories, Spare Parts and International Academy of Design and Technology will all be there. What makes this event so spectacular is the fact that some of these pop-ups are not normally located in the heart of the city. Thanks to Fashion Pops, shoppers will have the opportunity to check out looks hailing from various city locales, which will all offer 10% off at the following shops throughout the week. All that shopping can wear a person out. While you’re here, don’t forget to stop by the new Magnolia Bakery for their famous banana pudding.

It just keeps getting better, doesn’t it? See you there!

Alternatives Shoes
Claudia Kleiner Malabar Collection
Simply Thalia
Eileen Fisher
Steve Madden
L&G Aveda Salon and Spa
Sunglass Hut
Local Charm
Which Wich
Beard Papa’s
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Posted by on October 17, 2011 in Fashion


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Luxury Management & Envieux Style present Mind Over Body by GaricStephens

Friday, October 21 at 10:00pm – October 22 at 2:00am
Lumen I 839 W. Fulton | Chicago, IL 60607  
Mind over body melds together the power of ones mind and the strength and structure of ones body.

GaricStephens is a Mens/Woman’s wear designer who focuses on androgynous wear for both men and woman. specific tailoring for coats, slacks and suits make up the basis of his collections. After studying menswear in college he decided that he should follow the basis of the… trend for woman’s wear but alter it to keep himself individual and focuses on whats most important, really great tailored clothing that never goes out of style. Please come and support your local designer as he presents his Fall 2011 collection.

Here are the details:

Mind Over Body
Brand & Designer: Garic Stephens, by Stephen Curd
Date: Friday, October 21, 2011
Time: 10PM-12AM, 11PM Runway Show
Location: Lumen, 839 W. Fulton
Door Donation: $20
Sponsors: Luxury Management, Envieux Style, Agency Galatea, Lumen, & JFilauri Photography

*door donations go to the Living Legend Scholarship Fund
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Posted by on October 17, 2011 in Fashion


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KörperKultur Spring 2012 SHOW

Maison de LaCour Spring 2012 from Maison de LaCour on Vimeo.

KörperKultur Spring 2012 SHOW

Thursday, October 20, 2011 I 7:00PM-9:00PM

Palm Court The Drake Hotel Chicago

A Fashion Focus Chicago event
Presented by Luxury Management & Envieux Style

8pm Showtime

Cocktail Attire Preferred

VIP Single $25.00
VIP Table of Four $90.00
*VIP Includes exclusive reserved seating, private server, appetizers, 2 cocktails, and gift bag

General Admission RSVP $10.00
*Guarantee your seating today as seating is not guaranteed at the door.

90% of ticket sales will go to the Luxury Management Living Legend Scholarship Fund

To purchase tickets, please visit:!events

Other contributors include:
Restoration Salon
Agency Galatea
MAXIM Magazine
minibar Ultra Lounge
Juto Design

Official After Party
minibar Ultra Lounge
3339 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60657
*Special VIP Pricing for Bottle Service
Contact Ricardo Sebastian for details:

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Posted by on October 16, 2011 in Fashion


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Fashion Focus Chicago 2011 Designer Accessory Show

Fashion Focus Chicago 2011


Monday, October 17, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Renaissance Hotel
1 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Come join unique clothing accessory designers, as they showcase their latest collections during Fashion Focus Chicago.  Sumptuous yet affordable unique designs, including hats, scarves, gloves, bags, fascinators, jewelry and more! Participating designers include: My Creative Moments, LeAnita Jewelry, Formé Millinery, Hampton’s Resource,Tom’s Creations, ROhm handbags, Astonement, Joy Scott Millinery and Sevigne Atelier.

Tasty cocktails and melt in your mouth hor d’oeuvres  (included in ticket price), all make for a great evening and a simply marvellous start to your week!   An event not to be missed, if you are looking for a one-of-kind piece of wearable art!

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Women for Women International.

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Posted by on October 16, 2011 in Fashion


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Fashion Focus Chicago 2011 at Killion

Fashion Focus Chicago 2011 at Killion

1006 W Armitage
Chicago, IL

Date: Saturday October 22, 2011 I Time: 11:00AM-7:00PM

Fashion Focus Chicago, a celebration of Chicago’s thriving fashion industry returns for its seventh year starting Monday, October 17 through Sunday, October 23. Showcasing some of the city’s top designers, runway shows, shopping events, and industry seminars.

Chicago designer Dana Killion joins Fashion Focus Chicago this year and will be hosting a shopping event to introduce her new line of contemporary women’s clothing. Stop by her new store at 1006 W. Armitage to enjoy refreshments, product giveaways, and meet and greet with the designer. Saturday October 22, 2011 from 11am- 7pm.

Killion is a contemporary women’s clothing boutique featuring relaxed, elegant, effortless apparel designed exclusively for our store. Killion was established in 2008 as a clothing line sold directly to the consumer via trunk shows, website, and other fashion events. In September of 2011, our first retail boutique opened in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. The store features the Killion clothing line along with accessories from small independent jewelry, handbag, and belt designers.

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Posted by on October 14, 2011 in Fashion


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Fashion Focus 2011, Macy’s Chicago Fashion Incubator Runway Show

Designers of the Chicago Fashion Incubator presented by Macy’s

Join CS Magazine and Macy’s at a runway exclusive in support of the Chicago Fashion Incubator (CFI).

Stay ahead of the trends with a preview of the Spring 2012 collections from the names-you-need-to-know at CFI.  Spend the evening with the best and the brightest in business and fashion, including Marcus Riley, Kevin Hauswirth, Stephanie Neely, and Nicole Loftus.

Special live music performance by DJ Megan Taylor of Fig Media, Katarina Visnevska, and the Gold Coast All Stars.

All proceeds benefit the Chicago Fashion Incubator, a 501(c) (3) organization and a portion of each ticket is tax deductible.

VIP Tickets: $80

6pm Reception: Mix and mingle while enjoying cocktails with sweet and savory bites from Pure Kitchen Catering and KIND Snacks.  Includes specialty drinks, vitaminwater, and Chicago-brewed Finch’s Beer.

7pm VIP seating: Special pre-seating to the best seats in the house!

General Admission Tickets: $35

7:15pm Seating.

21 years of age and younger are welcome.

Tickets must be purchased online or by phone. Visa and Mastercard Only. You must present your ticket for event admission. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 6:00 PM
Fashion Focus Tent at Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 781-5267
Map & Directions

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Posted by on October 12, 2011 in Fashion


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Friday, October 21, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

636 S Michigan
Chicago, IL


On Friday, October 21st, designer Anna Fong will close out an extraordinary week of fashion events with the much anticipated viewing of her Spring 2012 Collection! 

Drawing inspiration from her recent trip to Central America, Fong introduces “A MAYAN TALE” which pays homage to her Guatemalan heritage.  Presented at the landmark BLACKSTONE RENAISSANCE HOTEL, guests can expect a presentation of rich, colorful hand-woven fabrics, in functional yet feminine silhouettes.    Stunning models from the ROCK AGENCY will hit the runway to give a glimpse of the ‘effortlessly chic’ ensembles that Anna Fong has crafted for next season.

Guests arriving at the fashion show will also be among the first to view the newly debuted 2012 MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Coupe to be displayed at the red-carpet event entrance.

‘A Mayan Tale’ will be an interactive affair, commencing with cocktail hour and a Styling Preview by  industry veteran TONY DE PASCA of CARISSIMA SALON. 

After the fashion show, attendees will have the chance to win several different prize packages with values ranging from $250 – $1,000 each provided by generous sponsors – BANG & OLUFSEN, SUNDA RESTAURANT, ZAZU SALON & DAY SPA, THE UNDERGROUND and BELLA COLLETTA JEWELRY. All proceeds from the auction will go to benefit a respected charity.    

DIET PEPSI – our diet beverage of choice – will also provide fashionable SWAG bags to the first 100 guests!

The Anna Fong Fashion Preview for Spring 2012 is sure to be an experiential affair to be remembered!  


Susanna Negovan



RSVP required for entry

limited 2 per RSVP

early arrival encouraged to ensure entry

Press Inquires Contact:

Kai Bandele  @ 917-830-6351 or

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Posted by on October 12, 2011 in Fashion


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Champagne Chic: Bubbles & Bites

Champagne Chic: Bubbles & Bites at Le Bar
Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m.
Featuring the very best in sparkling cocktails, appetizers and your favorite fashion flicks
The Launch is Wednesday, October 19. One Wednesday per month, we will feature a local designer/retailer/artist, etc. We will launch with local handbag designer Diego Rocha on the 19th. From 5-8pm, a special menu will be available at Le Bar with Bubbles and Bites (all price-friendly at $10). In addition, fashion movies will be showing on the TV screens during this period of time – think The Devil Wears Prada and the latest runway shows from top designers

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Posted by on October 7, 2011 in Dining, Fashion


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Modern Vintage Chicago – October 22nd & 23rd


Referred to as “a fashionista’s paradise” by; touted as a “Random Act of Kindness: 5 things we are loving this week” by the Tribune’s Red Eye; and “cool vintage personified” by, Modern Vintage Chicago is the only place you will find vintage clothing, jewelry and vanities by style icons such as Halston, Balenciaga, Patrick Kelly and Chanel alongside Chicago’s leading Indie Designers. Presented by the producers of the Randolph Street Market, Modern Vintage Chicago is designed to fuse the worlds of forward contemporary design and classic vintage fashion for shoppers that appreciate both worlds.
Fall Fashion & Jewelry Explosion

Saturday, October 22, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
10am to 5pm Plumbers Hall
1340 W. Washington – Chicago, IL

Purchase Tickets for October 22-23:
$8 discount online General Admission or $10 at the gate. New in 2011: Every paid admission gets a $5 or $10 Shopping Voucher good toward purchases. Online tickets are NOT mailed, just print your Paypal receipt.BUY ADVANCE DISCOUNT TICKETS
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Posted by on October 6, 2011 in Fashion


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Fleet Feet Sports Fashion Show: Seen And Be Seen

See and Be Seen at the 2011 Fleet Feet Sports Fashion Show. You are invited to this exclusive event, which is only open to our Personal Rewards members!  

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 

Location: Second City ETC theatre followed by an after party in Fleet Feet Sports Piper’s Alley store.

Featured Vendors: adidas, Asics, Brooks, Craft, CWX, Horny Toad, Icebreaker, Lole, Mizuno, Nike, Pearl Izumi, prAna, Salomon, Saucony, Smartwool, Sugoi, Under Armour, Zoot

Beneficiating Charity: Gilda’s Club  

Fleet Feet Sports See and Be Seen Fashion Show 

TONIGHT – Wednesday, November 9 at The Second City ETC Theatre

First Show: SOLD OUT

Second Show: Limited seating available

Doors open at 8:45pm. Show is 9pm – 10pm. 

Ticket Price: $20  

Click here to get your tickets. 

LAST CHANCE tickets to our 4th annual Fashion Show held in the Second City ETC theater are available. Afterwards join us for an after party in our Fleet Feet Sports – Piper’s Alley store. Each attendee will receive a premier goody bag filled with great gifts from our vendors, sponsors and more, valued at $85 !

We will also debut our Fleet Feet Sports Chicago flag shirts available for sale after the fashion show in our Piper’s Alley location. These limited edition tees are $20 each – show your love for the best city to run in!


Posted by on October 4, 2011 in Fashion


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