5 shopping and fashion events to hit this weekend
Ancestry Quarterly party at Dovetail Stop by West Town vintage shop to celebrate the first issue of Ancestry Quarterly. The new publication is based in Chicago and New York and focuses on the exploration of aesthetic space. The party also features wine and 20% off all vintage clothing. Dovetail. Sept 6 at 7pm.
Cassette Store Day Give your cassette player a change of tunes by participating in this years cassette store day. Bric-A-Brac is the only participating Chicago store in this world-wide event dedicated to the nostalgic device. Several bands such as Animal Collective and Haim have released cassettes of albums to be sold at the event. Attendees can also enjoy music by local bands like the Sueves and Hollow Mountain. Bric-A-Brac Records. Sept 7, 12–8pm.
Edith Hart Fall Fashion event Forget about your Saturday afternoon chores and errands and head to Edith Hart for a fall fashion fix. The Bucktown boutique is showing off its fall merch and stylist Hedy Best will be on hand to help find a look that suits you best. Oh, and did we mention that there's also a special discount on full-priced fall items? Edith Hart. Sept 7, noon–2pm.
Renegade Craft Fair Put a bird on it! Or a squid, a sloth or whatever member of the animal kingdom is trending in the world of felt iPhone covers. Aside from Portlandia punchline fodder, the summer edition of the twice-yearly mega craft and design sale offers DIY enthusiasts all manner of clothing, jewelry, prints and textiles—as well as a usually strong lineup of bands and DJs. Division Street at Damen Ave. Sept 7, 8, 11am–7pm.
Vintage Heaven Fair Skip the traipsing from one neighborhood to the next in search of amazing vintage pieces. Instead, dedicate a few hours this weekend to shopping the recurring vintage sale at Heaven Gallery, featuring a dozen local vendors. Proceeds benefit the art gallery. Heaven Gallery. Sept 7, 8, noon–6pm.