Maternity shop Kickin’ (2142 W. Roscoe St., Chicago, 773-281-6577; 2120 N. Halsted St., Chicago, 773-525-2120) is offering a Father’s Day treat. Order cufflinks, dog tag necklaces, or bracelets customized with his kid’s names from jeweler Hot Mama. Place orders by Friday, June 8th for Father’s Day arrival. (Orders accepted over the phone.)
Local bedding line Unison (2000 W. Fulton St., Chicago, 877-492-7960) hosts its summer warehouse sale from Friday, June 8th through Sunday, June 10th, with discounts on bedding, blankets, pillows, and samples discounted up to 80 percent off, home accents discounted 50 percent off, and even discounted photo shoot props and fixtures. Use the entrance off Carroll Avenue to shop the warehouse sale, and the Fulton Avenue entrance to shop the main collection.
Local eco-friendly retail site Grasshopper510.com is closing. Use the coupon code “byebye510” to get 40 percent off purchases. All sales are final.
Beloved but spendy children’s line Hanna Andersson (Northbrook Court, Northbrook, 847-291-9275; Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, 630-684-0442; Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, 847-413-9110) hosts its twice-yearly Hanna Sale, with up to 50 percent off merchandise.
The Second Child (954 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, 773-883-0880), an upscale children’s resale shop, has marked down swanky brands such as Baby Lulu, Mini Boden, Janie and jack, Citizens of Humanity, Cadeau, and Chip and Pepper by 20 to 40 percent off.
Oak Park’s Geppetto’s Toy Box (730 Lake St., Oak Park, 708-445-9906) suffered smoke damage from a fire on the roof, which destroyed their neighbor, the Velvet Rope nightclub. The shop plans to re-open by June 16th.
The Printers Row Lit Fest runs Saturday, June 9th to Sunday June 10th from 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Printers Row, on Dearborn Street from Congress to Polk. The fun fest sells all manner of books (including children’s tomes) and includes readings and entertainment to keep the kids happy. Click here for a list of child-friendly activities.