Kate Stahl | March 9, 2011 8:00 amYou know when it comes to bags, scarves, jewelry, and more, no one does it better than Hermès (hence those high price tags and coveted Birkin bags), and starting Friday, you'll be able to check out how that mastery comes to life at Hermès Festival des Métiers. The celebration of craftsmanship starts on March 11 at the Hermès store (25 E. Oak St., 312-787-8175) and is open to the public — even it the closest you've ever been to an Hermès bag is through the pages of US Weekly.Read More
Kate Stahl | December 3, 2010 8:03 amIf you've never experienced the awesomeness that is a Renegade Craft Fair, now's the time. The holiday craft fair comes to Chicago this weekend, and it's the perfect place to find unique gifts for all those hard-to-buy for creative types.
More than 150 vendors from all over the country will be heading to Pulaski Park (1419 W.Read More
Kate Stahl | November 28, 2010 2:36 pmForget the chain stores that are now saturating Damen Avenue (not that I don't love you, Marc Jacobs and Club Monaco). Instead, head a few blocks south to Wicker Park's hip Division Street to find a slew of independent shops that are totally unique — and happen to be surrounded by some of the yummiest fare just west of the city's skyscrapers.
Make your first stop at Pump Shoes and Accessories (1659 W.Read More