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Local Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Sales

Holiday Shopping

It's the most wonderful time of the year! As soon as you're done digesting your Thanksgiving feasts, there's only one more thing to think about: holiday shopping.

Instead of standing in line at a big box retailer, support local business on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday for all of your holiday needs (and maybe a few goodies for yourself).


All Aboard for Amtrak's Pop-Up Holiday Store!

Amtrak Store

Thousands of commuters rush through Union Station on their way home every day and many curious tourists make it a point to take photos of the Great Hall as part of their visit to Chicago. This holiday season, there's one more reason to stop on by: Amtrak's pop-up holiday store.


Weekend Alert: November 14-16

Chillfest

"Baby, it's cold outside," is no excuse to stay cooped up indoors. Chicago's bringing it every weekend, this one especially. Tons of free events are going on this weekend, including the always awesome 2nd Fridays on the Cultural Mile, the Annual Holiday Bazaar, Diwali Festival at the Art Institute, and the chill Chillfest. In the meantime, check out the Lincoln Park Zoo's Sleepover with the Animals and the Lively Water Whiskey Festival at The Field Museum (fortunately those don


12 Family-Friendly Must-Dos for the Holidays

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I wouldn't want to be anywhere other than Chicago around the holidays. The lights, the shows, the special events - and sometimes even a sprinkling of snow - make the season merry and bright. Here are 12 family-friendly holiday must-dos in Chicago!  


A Tour of Pilsen's Shops and Boutiques

Modern Co-op

Although there's plenty of Chicago memorabilia in most major downtown retail establishments, it's always a fun idea to go on a search for something a little more authentic, unusual or one-of-a-kind. This is especially true if you're in search of that special gift or simply something new to add to your home.

Take a day trip south to Pilsen and check out some of the neighborhood's shops and


Indian for Everyone: Chicago Author Anupy Singla Shares Her Picks for the City's Best Indian Culinary Spots

Anupy

Chicago-based Anupy Singla is a former broadcast journalist turned author and entrepreneur. Her commitment to simple, healthful, family-style cooking were reflected in her first book, The Indian Slow Cooker, named a Top 10 Cookbook of 2011 by The Atlantic, and her newly released second book, Indian for Everyone: The Home Cook's Guide to Traditional Favorites, promises to make Indian cuisine even more accessible to the home cook.


Weekend Alert: Oct. 17-19

Fall 2014

Let your autumnal ardor spring forth, Chicago! We've got some coolness headed your way, with the 9th annual Mexican Folk Art Festival, CAF Open House, Fashion Focus Chicago, and a haunted river tour. Spooky! Enjoy this weekend.


Fashion Focus Chicago Preview

Fashion Focus - Blog

Fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris might be over, but now it's Chicago's turn with the city's annual Fashion Focus Chicago, celebrating and exhibiting all things fashion in Chicago.

From Oct. 14-19, the week is jam-packed with fashion shows, shopping events and panels all around the city, exhibiting different levels and styles of fashion in Chicago.

Below is a selection of Fashion Focus Chicago events for the week. Put on your best look and get ready for an


Q&A with Chicago Design Duo Remi Canarie

Remi Canarie

Remi Canarie is the exciting new Chicago-grown label from School of the Art Institute graduates Lisa Panza and Liz Patelski. The duo graduated SAIC in 2011 and have been designing together ever since, most recently launching their online store. Choose Chicago sat down with the girls behind Remi Canarie and asked about how they became fashion designers, the brand's inspirations, why they love working in Chicago and more.


Shop Whitney Eve Pop-Up Oct. 11-12

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The weather has officially decided: fall is here to stay. No need to be sad about it, just an excuse to update your closet for the season!


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