Chicago Fashion Incubator Pop-up Store
It's your last chance to check out dozens of locally designed wares under one roof.
For the past two years, most of the Chicago Fashion Incubator program—designed to nurture emerging fashion designers—has taken place behind Macy’s closed doors. This season kicked off by placing the designers directly under the spotlight with a month-long pop-up shop at the 900 Shops. In addition to offering anywhere from 50 to 100 items from 17 alumni designers at any given time, the shop’s neighboring space hosts weekly events ranging from runway and trunk shows to art gallery–esque exhibits. Somewhere in between assisting this year’s class in the Macy’s studio and working on her own eponymous line, the program’s executive director, Lara Miller, squeezed us in for a guided tour of the shop.
The CFI Pop-up Store (900 N Michigan Ave, fifth floor) is open Thursday through Sunday through April 17.