Category: Shopping

The Thriftista Guide to Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2013

The Thriftista Guide to Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2013

Love it or hate it it, Black Friday is much-anticipated by retailers and deal mavens alike. Here, a guide to the madness and avoiding the worst of it and making out with some great...

Good Food Festival hits Chicago

Good Food Festival hits Chicago

Local farming and fresh, organic ingredients have been buzzworthy for a few years now, and there’s no time like the present to learn about the nitty gritty: cheesemaking, making preserves, finding a good CSA...

The Thriftista Guide to Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2012

The Thriftista Guide to Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2012

Black Friday seems to start earlier every year—before your pumpkin pie is even ready, the stores are open! A number of retailers, including WalMart, Target and others are opening at 8 or 9pm on...

Christkindlmarket Chicago

Christkindlmarket Chicago

Sipping hot, spiced Glühwein on a crisp, cold day. What could be better? Shopping! The annual Christkindlmarket begins on 21 November and will be open through Christmas Eve. Lots of shopping stalls to either buy...

Fashion’s Night Out Chicago 2012

Fashion’s Night Out Chicago 2012

FNO turns four this year, and the parties sound wonderful—and even better, they’re free! I’m referring to the official FNO list, but here are my picks for this Thursday night: Ann Taylor An evening of shopping,...