Some might say a Chicago winter is a little harsh (okay, a LOT), but we say it also comes with some fabulous perks. Specifically, the exceptional Winter Sale. It's a Chicago reality that spring fashion arrives well before spring. Take advantage of this nature vs. fashion conundrum by checking out these amazing cold-weather steals. Better be quick though, Chicago boutiques are swiftly cleaning house to make room for all the sunnier goods we can't wait to get our hands on (that goes for the sunshine that goes with them, too).
1. In Bucktown, Riley's got your favorites from Cynthia Steffe, Ted Baker, and Bobi at up to a whopping 70% off through January 31! Riley, 1659 North Damen Avenue (at Damen and Wabansia streets); (773) 489-0101.
2. Practically all of Clever Alice is on sale at 50% off, including some choice pieces from Barlow, Casting, and Chicago fave LinQ! Clever Alice, 1920 North Damen Avenue (at Damen and Cortland streets); (773) 276-2444.
3. This is getting really good—not only is p.45 having a huge 40-70% off winter sale, but if you mention Refinery29 Chicago, you'll get an extra 10% off sale prices! p.45, 1643 North Damen Avenue (1/2 block north of North Avenue); 773-862-4523.
4. Koros is getting serious with 60-70% off ALL Fall/Winter 2010. Sale ends January 31, so grab a bestie or two and get moving! Koros, 1039 West Lake Street (at Lake and Carpenter); (312) 738-0155.