Luxury Garage Sale, the upscale consignment boutique, hosts its first warehouse sale this week. From Wednesday to Sunday, hundreds of designer garments, shoes, accessories and costume jewelry from brands like Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and more will be marked down by up to 65 percent. It's an in-store only sale, so drop by 1658 N. Wells St. 312-291-9126
For student shoppers thirsty for fashionable basics, present a student ID at American Apparel'sWelcome Back Student Mixer on Friday to get 20 percent off everything. The sale doesn't last long, so hurry into any store between 5 and 8 p.m. Click for store locations.
News broke this week of the Sears flagship in the Loop closing, and the store plans to begin liquidating merchandise on Sunday in preparation for its close in April. 2 N. State Street.
The first Randolph Street Market of the year on Saturday and Sunday is off to a strong start with more than 75 vintage, antique, indie designer, global goods and food vendors expected to be present. With Valentine's Day approaching, the market is featuring the Poems While You Wait panel, who will type you a one-of-a-kind love poem in about 20 minutes, Katya & the Nude Sketch Salon (self-explanatory) and the Little Cupid Craft Table with activities and other treats for kids.The Four Girlfriends Ticket Package is a solid deal if you're going in a group. The package, priced at $30, includes discounted admission for four people, four beverage tickets for Market Bar Mimosas and one photo opportunity at the Randolph Market Photobooth (open noon to 3 p.m.). Package purchasers, be sure to arrive between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. General admission is $10 ($8 when purchased in advance online) and $5 for students ($3 advanced). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Beaux Arts Plumber's Hall, 1340 W. Washington St.
Moon Voyage is having a Super Sale through February to make room for spring attire. The young boutique, which opened last spring, has marked down merchandise by 20 to 50 percent on almost the entire store. There's also a $20-$40 sale rack. The store carries chic clothing, lingerie, jewelry and other accessories. Some of the brands on sale now are Dolce Vita, Show Me Your Mumu, Cameo, BB Dakota, Myne, Mary Meyer, LA MAde and La Fee Verte. Store hours: Mon. – Sat. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. 2010 W. Pierce Ave. 773-423-8853.
To celebrate its 2014 collection, Room & Board furniture store is hosting a kick-off event at three local stores Saturday and Sunday. The collection includes American-made seating, dining, accessories and more featuring natural finishes, asymmetrical lines and bold colors. Enjoy refreshments and hors d'oeuvres while you browse, and take advantage of an opportunity to win a $1,000 gift card. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Downtown Chicago (55 E. Ohio St.), Oak Brook (2525 W. 22nd St.) and Skokie (10071 Skokie Boulevard).
Diane Von Furstenberg's outlet store is now open at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago. Billed as the first Midwest DVF outlet store, the store is located across from Last Call and Prada. While you're there, pop over to Bloomingdale's for the Huge Year-End Clearance sale with up to 80 percent savings and additional price cuts on women's, men's and children's apparel, winter outerwear, cashmere sweaters and more. The sale lasts until Monday. See more sales and events at the Fashion Outlets at FashionOutletsOfChicago.com. 5220 Fashion Outlet Way, Rosemont, Ill.
Starting today, Neiman Marcus's Last Call sale takes 65 percent off regular prices. Marked down items include men's and women's apparel, shoes, handbags, designer jewelry and more. The sale lasts until Jan. 30. 737 N. Michigan Ave.
Florodora and Florodora Shoes in the Loop are having the Scandal Sale with 10 to 50 percent off its vintage-inspired fashions. The store features designers such as Nougat, Feral Childe, Yoana Baraschi and Twinkle and shoes by Coclico, Gidigio, Chie Mihara and All Black. 330 and 348 S. Dearborn St. 312-212-8860
Stock up on hip winter garb at Penelope's winter sale. Select styles for men and women, including A.P.C., Ace & Jig and Our Legacy, are marked down by 30 to 60 percent. There's tons online and even more in the store. 1913 W. Division St. 773-395-2351
Every Thursday at One Strange Bird is Thirsty Thursday this month. The Wicker Park boutique, which features hand-made gifts and apparel, also offers art classes and is giving half off its BYOB painting class on Thursdays throughout January. Take the class for $20 each Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit OneStrangeBird.com to register or call 773-276-4420. Must be 21 or older to participate. 2124 W. Division St.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun