Chicago Sidewalk Sale

July 16, 2012 10:41:14 AM PDT
Local fashion designers have set up shop at the Daley Plaza this week for the Chicago Sidewalk Sale. Fashionistas will get a one-stop shopping experience to shop for the latest looks. From accessories to dresses, Ann Hickey with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is here with a preview of what you might see.


  • Kahindo Mateene- Designer and Owner of Modahnik
  • Anastasia Chatzka (Model is Miss Chicago Marisa Buchheit)

Print dress is an original Anastasia Chatzka print. It is limited edition to the summer 2012 collection. There are 4 dresses in the collection that use the print. The fabric is a silk crepe de chine 2. The dress has a fitted/tailored body with a flaired flowing hem.

You can purchase this dress exclusively at Floradora in downtown Chicago at Dearborn & Jackson. You can also purchase my garments at Mgo in wicker park & online at She also makes customs orders.

Design studio is located at 912 W. Chicago Ave. Unit 204 in the River West neighborhood.

  • Ayssa Thomas - Comfort Me Boutique

Top: Name: Finley Top Candy Box Description: Coral Eva Franco sleeveless blouse with zipper in back and pink peplum near waist Price: $186

Jeans: Name: Lilly Indie Skinny Description: White skinny jeans by M2F w/ gold stitching Price: $130

Jewelry: Nicki Jean necklace and bracelets


THE SIXTH ANNUAL CHICAGO SIDEWALK SALE RETURNS TO DALEY PLAZA, JULY 17 AND 18 Shop local designers and independent boutiques during this FREE two-day outdoor fashion event

CHICAGO (May 16, 2012) - The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents the sixth annual Chicago Sidewalk Sale at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St. The two-day shopping event, held on Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., will be the perfect place to peruse an assortment of affordable apparel and accessories by Chicago designers and from independent boutiques.

With 40 participants showcasing everything from hats and handbags to shirts and shoes; the Chicago Sidewalk Sale offers head-to-toe Chicago looks for everyone. In addition to the shopping, a runway show will take place at 12:00 p.m. on both days featuring the latest styles from the participating fashion talent.

The following Chicago designers and independent boutiques (as of May 16, 2012) will be participating in the sixth annual Chicago Sidewalk Sale at Daley Plaza. For more information on each of the participants, visit their respective websites listed below.

Accessory designers

Apparel designers

Jewelry designers

Home to over 400 local designers and 300 independent boutiques, Chicago boasts one of the most creative fashion communities in the country. The City of Chicago's Fashion Initiative, started 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 .

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to promoting and supporting Chicago's arts and culture sector. This includes, but is not limited to: fostering the development of Chicago's nonprofit arts sector, independent working artists, and for-profit arts businesses; presenting high-quality, free or low-fee cultural programs accessible to residents and visitors; and marketing the City's cultural assets to local, regional, and global audiences. DCASE produces nearly 2,000 public programs, events and support services annually, generating millions in economic benefits for the City of Chicago.

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