Chicago Sidewalk Sale

July 18, 2011 10:16:50 AM PDT
The largest two-day shopping market returns to Chicago's Daley Plaza.

The Chicago Sidwalk Sale features head-to-toe looks from local fashion talent with designs varying in price to as little as $5 to $500.

Karan Advani from the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture visits ABC7 to talk about her picks for some favorites from the dozens of designers that are participating.

(NEWS RELEASE)

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in partnership with the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture present the fifth annual Chicago Sidewalk Sale at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St. The two-day shopping event, held on Tuesday, July 19 and Wednesday, July 20 from 9 am to 3 pm, will be the perfect place to peruse an assortment of affordable apparel and accessories and see first-hand how local designers and independent boutiques are thriving in Chicago.

With close to 40 participants showcasing hats and handbags to shirts and shoes to ties and tees; the Chicago Sidewalk Sale will offer head-to-toe Chicago looks for anyone and everyone. In addition to the shopping, a summer-inspired runway show will take place at 12 pm on both days featuring the latest styles from the participating fashion talent.

The following local designers and independent boutiques (final and updated as of Thursday, June 23, 2011) will be participating in the Chicago Sidewalk Sale at Daley Plaza:

-Sandra Adams and her textile art apparel line The Nature of Things ($80-$400)
-Sharon Boucher and her line of eponymous classic blouses ($100-$200)
-Sherri Bourdage and her contemporary jewelry line Bourdage Pearls ($18-$500)
-Brandon Breaux and his t-shirt brand End Wealth Corp. ($20-$35)
-Rachel Brooks with contemporary men's accessories line The Style Cooperative ($20-$115)
-Tiffany Bullock with South Loop footwear boutique House of Sole ($35-100)
-Brynn Capella and her namesake Italian leather and fabric handbags ($20-$400)
-Jessica Constable and her creative jewelry line Jess LC ($18-$120)
-Brooke Costello and her line of accessories created from recycled neckties, Tongue Tied ($20-$168)
-Kate Coxworth and her tailored women's wear line Kate Boggiano ($16-$350)
-Leah Fagan and her style and sustainable women's apparel line Alidade ($75-$130)
-Julia Failey and her eponymous line of eco-friendly and reclaimed jewelry ($50-$450)
-Aaron Firestein and Raaja Nemani's socially conscious and limited edition footwear line, BucketFeet ($60-$75)
-Lynne Barnett with upscale Lincoln Park apparel and accessories boutique Panache ($10-$500)
-Kirsten Goede and her sparkle-filled jewelry line Objets d'Envy ($25-$350)
-Tracey Glibowski with the Lakeview boutique dedicated to local fashion, Cerato ($45-$385)
-Michelle and Melissa Gomez with Wicker Park's one-stop-shop M.GO Fashion ($25-$89)
-Julie Grabowski with contemporary accessories boutique Eulita ($5-$150)
-Anna Hovet and her namesake contemporary women's wear line ($25-$179)
-Katie Johansson and her handcrafted jewelry line Dollybird Designs ($25-$300)
-Eun Hee Kim and her children's apparel and accessories line Sam and Coop ($25-$50)
-Claudia Kleiner with her trendy Bucktown and Block 37 boutique Malabar Collection ($40-$350)
-Marco Lopez with hand printed tees and accessories from Black Market Caviar ($10-$50)
-Priscilla Lopez and her active wear line Peachy Tan ($5-$25)
-Christy Lucius and her handmade sterling silver jewelry line Lucius Jewelry ($25-$150)
-Annie Mauhopt and her locally made eco-friendly sandal line Mohop ($142-$188)
-Agnes Miles and her vintage inspired accessories line Love, Lulu Mae ($45-$400)
-Thomas Mui and his line of locally inspired tee shirts Tom & John's Chocolate Factory ($25-$30)
-Jenny Pfanenstiel and her one-of-a-kind hats line Forme Millinery ($30-$150)
-Law Roach with Pilsen's pre-eminent vintage fashion boutique Deliciously Vintage ($12-$200)
-Andrew Rueve with his unique milliefiorri jewelry line She Beads ($25-$250)
-Lisa Schaefer and her eco-friendly handbag line whether bags ($42-$130)
-Jules Schwanbeck and her hand fabricated artisan jewelry line jules. ($50-$450)
-Greg Shugar and his handmade silk, wool and cotton necktie line The Tie Bar ($15-20)
-Susanne Siegel and her namesake travel inspired jewelry line ($50-$500)
-Michelle Tan with her eponymous deconstruction and detailed women's clothing line ($29 to $500)
-Lesley Timpe with her carefully crafted clothing and hat line Squasht by Les ($28-$148)
-Helen Tsatos and her vintage inspired jewelry line Rock Candy by Helen ($15-$300)
-Lidia Wachowska and her playful yet classic women's wear line Evil Kitty ($22-$350)

Home to over 400 local designers and 300 independent boutiques, Chicago boasts one of the most creative communities in the country. The City of Chicago's Fashion Initiative, started by Mayor Richard M. Daley in 2006, partners with the industry on resources and high-profile events for local designers and independent boutiques to gain visibility, learn about the business of fashion, and elevate the industry. For more information on the City of Chicago's Fashion Initiative and the Chicago Sidewalk Sale, visit www.chicagofashionresource.com

Along with the Chicago Sidewalk Sale, the following neighborhood sidewalk sales and markets featuring Chicago fashion talent are taking place throughout summer: Indie Designer Market at the Randolph Street Market (1340 W. Washington St.) taking place on Saturday, June 25 from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, June 26 from 10 am to 4 pm; Dose Market (435 E. Illinois St.) on Sunday, July 10 from 10 am to 4 pm; Chinatown Summer Fair (Wentworth Ave. from Cermak Rd. to 24th Place) on Sunday, July 17 from 10 am to 8 pm; Jewelry and Fashion Accessories Art Spree (100 W. Randolph St.) on Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22 from 10 am to 3:30 pm; Summer Sizzle Wicker Park and Bucktown Sidewalk Sale (on Division St., Damen Ave., Milwaukee Ave., North Ave., Western Ave., and Ashland Ave.) on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 from 11 am to 6 pm; Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Sale (along Clark St.) on Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31 from 10 am to 9 pm; Indie Designer Market at the Randolph Street Market (1340 W. Washington St.) taking place on Saturday, July 30 from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, July 31 from 10 am to 4 pm; Dose Market (435 E. Illinois St.) on Sunday, August 14 from 10 am to 4 pm; and Last Call! Wicker Park and Bucktown Sidewalk Sale (on Division St., Damen Ave., Milwaukee Ave., North Ave., Western Ave., and Ashland Ave.) on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28 from 11 am to 6 pm.

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), in partnership with the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture, presents thousands of high-quality free festivals, exhibitions, performances and holiday celebrations in venues throughout the city each year. DCASE is dedicated to promoting an ongoing celebration of the arts in Chicago, supporting the people who create and sustain them, and marketing the city's abundant cultural resources to a worldwide audience.

Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture

The Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture (COTC) is dedicated to promoting Chicago as a premier cultural destination to domestic and international leisure travelers, providing innovative visitor programs and services, and presenting free world-class public programs. COTC supports local artists through grants and other resources and creates vital opportunities for artists of all levels. For more information please visit www.ExploreChicago.org