Last-minute shopping events
These shopping events arrived in our inbox too late to include in this week's print edition, but they're still worth checking out:
H&M If you've visited the H&M's State Street location during the last few months, you probably noticed some renovations taking place. The construction is over and the store is ready for its big reveal. Stop by tomorrow for the grand re-opening (although it never really closed), where the first 250 shoppers will get an "Access to Fashion" pass worth $10–$300 (doors open at 9am). The party continues at 2pm (until 7pm), when you'll find more giveaways, refreshments and deals. 22 N State St (855-466-7467). Thu 7, 9am; 2–7pm.
Carson's Friends & Family sale This department store's slogan is "Come to the right place," and it looks like it's the right place to be this weekend, thanks to its current sale. The "friends and family" discount includes an extra 25% off shoes, watches, apparel, luggage and more; and an extra 10% off cosmetics and toys. The deal is good for regular and sale-priced items. Plus, it you can't make it to the store, just use this promo code (JFRFAMBP012) to access the deals online. 7601 S Cicero Ave (773-581-5555); 9800 S Ridgeland Ave, Chicago Ridge (708-425-5115).
Meredith Wendell trunk show New York based husband-and-wife team Meredith and Wendell German pop into space519 this weekend to show off their resort-inspired accessories. Look for handbags, belts, jewelry, totes (pictured above) and more—all featuring the line's fun use of color and sporty American style. In addition to meeting the designers and enjoying Champagne and chocolate, you'll also get the chance to pre-order pieces from their upcoming collection. space519 (900 N Michigan Ave, 312-751-1519) Sat 9, 11am–3pm.