Snag luxe designer kiddie duds from Odile (710 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, 312-255-0800), which holds its first annual Spring Flea Market on Saturday, April 28th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 29thfrom 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with up to 75 percent off European childrenswear from Baroni, La Stupenderia, and Le Nouveau Ne. Please bring new art supplies as a donation for the Association House of Chicago’s educational programs for children.
A dozen stores along Roscoe Street between Damen Avenue and Oakley Street host the 5th annual It’s in the Bag shopping night on Thursday, April 26th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Here’s how it works—with your first purchase, receive a goodie bag filled with gifts from participating stores. At each additional boutique, with any purchase you’ll receive more goodie bag items and mystery envelopes with gift certificates from Roscoe Village restaurants, salons, and pilates studios.
The Will County Mothers of Twins Club consignment sale runs Saturday, April 28th from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Doors close at 11 and reopen at 11:30 a.m. for half price sale on pink tag items) at the Romeoville Recreation Center (900 W. Romeo Rd., Romeoville). Admission is $1 and purchases are cash only. Bring a laundry basket to hold purchases; no strollers or wagons permitted
The children’s department at The Book Stall(811 Elm St., Winnetka, 847-446-8880) celebrates National Poetry Month on Saturday, April 28th at 3 p.m. using prompts and readings suggested by poet Shel Silverstein in his collection, Every Thing On It. The workshop is for kids aged 9 to 12. Free, but space is limited. Call to reserve a spot.
Madison and Friends (43 E. Oak St., Chicago, 312-642-6403; 2040 W. Roscoe St., Chicago, 773-697-7971) and The Denim Lounge (43 E. Oak St., Chicago, 312-642-6403; 2039 W. Roscoe St., Chicago, 773-935-2820) has marked down select new spring merchandise by 30 to 50 percent at all stores.
Take 15 percent off new summer arrivals at Boden for a limited time.
E-Street Denim (1876 1st St., Highland Park, 847-433-8338) is walking for Autism Days on Sunday, April 29th. Donate $40 to the walk for a 20 percent discount off any new purchase.
The Lincoln Park location of Kickin’ (2120 N. Halsted St., Chicago, 773-525-2120) hosts a Spring Fashion Show on Thursday, May 3rd from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. A combination of maternity, nursing, and non-maternity summer clothing will be shown, and a shopping discount will be offered to all attendees. Appetizers start at Topic Coffee Lounge (2122 N. Halsted St.) next door. Call to reserve a spot; the price is $15.