Bump Couture, Chicago’s first high-end pop up shop for moms and moms-to-be, sets up this weekend in Wicker Park. The stock includes new products, overstock, and samples direct from designers, wholesalers, and retailers at discounted prices from brands such as Elle Mirai, Samson Martin, Sage Spoonfuls, and Oak Park-based Majamas. A limited selection of high-end consignment will also be available. The sale runs Saturday, March 31st from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 1st from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1943 W. Division Street in Wicker Park.
The spring sale at Initial Choice (226 E. Westminster St., Lake Forest; 847-234-5884) runs through Saturday, March 31st with 10 to 70 percent off everything in the store, including the new Vera Bradley collection.
And I’m sorry to report that Bucktown’s Urban Mom Salon has closed its doors. The brilliant concept paired salon and spa treatments with babysitting services—I loved being able to get a haircut in the middle of the day, and my son loved playing with the train table. Everybody wins. I only found out about the closure when I called yesterday to make an appointment and discovered that the phone was disconnected and the Web site was defunct. Bummer. Here’s hoping that this idea finds new legs elsewhere!