Memorial Day sales 2012
Counting down the hours until the three day Memorial Day weekend? Me, too! And if you're staying in town (me, too!), your weekend plans surely include the beach and a BBQ or two. But don't forget to check out some of these can't-miss Memorial Day sales at a handful of Chicago shops. And with temps predicted to hit the 90s on Sunday and Monday (seriously), a nice, air-conditioned store featuring deep discounts sounds even more appealing.
Burton The townhouse-meets-ski-lodge will have you in a winter sports mindset the minute you step foot in this Gold Coast shop (pictured above). Burton promises deep discounts on a variety of snowboarding and winter sportsgear. You'll also get first dibs on the new spring/summer collection, and an extra 10% off all previously marked down gear. 56 E Walton St (312-202-7900). Thu 24–Mon 28.
CB Looking for designer duds? It might be worth it to head to this Lake Forest boutique. The newish store is offering 25% off select spring items. Look for discounts on women's brands such as Gryphon, sass & bide, Theory and more. 662 N Western Ave, Lake Forest (847-283-8888). Thu 24–Thu 31.
Fix This sister-owned boutique is closing its doors at the end of June. So, techinically, this sale is more of a closing sale that happens to also take place during Memorial Day. But it still means discounts for you: Look for 80% off all regular price items. For instace, a Rag & Bone yellow race pant was $472, but is now $283. 1101 W Fulton (312-226-4565). Sunday and Monday are by appointment only.
Gurnee Mills Outlet malls always offer lower prices, so when an outlet center like Gurnee Mills holds a sale, that means you're saving even more money. Lots of stores, including Guess factory Store, Gap Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger Company Store and more are participating in the sale. Plus, Last Call by Neiman Marcus is offering between 30% and 40% off your entire regular-priced purchase through Tue 29. 6170 Grand Ave, Gurnee (847-263-7500). Fri 25–Mon 28.
The Loft Vintage Showroom Do you get overwhelmed by all the offerings at the Randolph Street Market? The folks behind this sale like to think of the Loft Vintage Showroom as a "mini" version of RSM, but will still offer a large selection to choose from. Look for deals on high-end fashion, jewelry, furniture, home accessories, handbags and more. 4021 N Ravenswood Ave. Fri 25–Sun 27.
The Shop at Equinox Bathing suit season is officially upon us. Translation: Get your ass to the gym—but don't spend a fortune on gym clothes. This upscale gym has a great gift shop featuring a variety of great clothing and gear. And this weekend, you can scoop up items for up to 50% off. Look for selections by Splendid, Ella Moss, ALO and more. The sale takes place at Equinox's Loop, Lincoln Park and Highland Park locations as well. 900 N Michigan Ave (312-254-2500). Through Mon 28.
Trillium This Wicker Park shop is in full bloom with everything flirty. Think Twinkle tulip dresses, Steve Alan button-downs and Current/Elliott boyfriend shorts. And this weekend, all regular priced items are 15% off. Like those boyfriend shorts? They'll be $129 instead of $152. 1744 W Division St (773-698-8162). Thu 24–Mon 28.
(Additional reporting by Maura Brannigan)