Simona Callá Division Street
2124 W Division
New Handbag Line Release, April 1
Simona Callá, the newest boutique to come to Division Street, is releasing their second line of handbags that will liven up all spring wardrobes awakening from the long winter hibernation. The line is made up of pastels to brighter colors including some lovely artistic prints and woven patterns. Most of the line is made of vegan leather and nylon materials that are eco and animal friendly, light weight and easy to care for.
Since their opening five months ago they have been welcomed to the neighborhood by repeat clients who have fallen for their fun, fashionable and functional pieces at great price points as bags are under $200.00. Carmen Boada (owner) and Katherine Loftus are the two ladies in this handbag shop and ready to introduce you to their collection and shop with you to find the perfect bag for yourself or gift idea for mom as Mother’s Day is fast approaching! Whether you are looking for stylish work appropriate bag, a small cross body to jet around the city with or lager tote to accompany you on weekends at local farmer’s markets Simona Callá has it all.
photo: Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale events courtesy of REP3
DO-DIVISION STREET FEST AND SIDEWALK SALE
Dates: May 30 – June 1
Location: Division St from Ashland to Leavitt
Cost: $5 donation
Hours: Fri, 5 pm to 10 pm; Sat & Sun, noon to 10 pm
Kicking off the 2014 fest season is the annual Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale. This signature Chicago street fest pits great shopping, live music and family entertainment together under the summer sun. Spanning a lengthy 10-city blocks, this year’s bash features the Family Fun Fest, a Do-Fashion section, a multi-block sidewalk sale, and great food, crafts and artisans – highlighted by some of the best live music of fest season (band lineups TBA). Music critics and fans alike typically rate the lineup among the best of the music fest season – and at only a fraction of the price ($5) compared to the other top guns. The bottom line: Do-Division Street Fest gives the estimated 70,000-plus attendees each year a taste of what makes West Division (aka, “Do-Division”) one of the hottest destination corridors in Chicago!
WICKER PARK’S GREEN MUSIC FEST
Dates: June 21 – 22
Location: Damen Ave b/w North and Schiller
Cost: $5 Donation
Hours: Noon to 10 pm both days
The popular Vintage Garage Chicago will continue Uptown for a 3rd season. If you’re unfamiliar with Vintage Garage Chicago, it’s a “drive-in” flea market that’s helped bring life to a cool stretch of Broadway in Uptown. We’d love for you to join us for Chicago’s only all vintage monthly event!
To kick off the season, bicyclists dressed in vintage garb will gather April 27th at the Garage at Foster and Broadway for the annual Vintage Style Ride.
Randolph Street Market’s Spring Fling
RANDOLPH STREET MARKET KICKS OFF SPRING FLING MARCH 29+30
FEATURING A LETTERPRESS CLASS, FLOWERS GALORE, DÉCOR, FURNITURE, JEWELRY, FASHION ACCESSORIES AND MORE
Sally Schwartz, the Chicago Vintage Market Pioneer, is thrilled to announce Randolph Street Market’s “SPRING FLING”, bringing vintage aficionados the best indoor Winter Shopping Market to Chicago March 29+30 with a treasure trove of goods for every taste. It might still be freezing, but Randolph Street Market is thinking SPRING! To prove it, shoppers who don their finest Easter bonnets will gain free entry and there will be hidden Easter Eggs containing Market Bucks, Season Passes, sweet treats and more. Join the treasure hunt to uncover these hidden gems and pose for your digital Easter Card in the Fotio Photobooth, 11am-3pm both Saturday and Sunday!
Randolph Street’s “SPRING FLING” is a perfect peep at the season Midwesterners yearn for. Expect jellybean bright flora and fauna, fresh flowers galore, decorating, artisanal chocolates for Easter basket stuffing, and live music: a visual and edible shopping feast for all who attend! For the first time, the Market will feature a Letterpress class withTandem Felix Letterpress for a one hour DIY letterpress postcard making lesson both Saturday and Sunday. Seats are limited, so take advantage of this DIY must-do and buy tickets online, randolphstreetmarket.com. For $25, you can shop the Market and take part in this DIY lover’s dream.
New webseries, American Dealers, will be on site Sunday mingling with vendors and interviewing Sally on her expert take on the antiques industry and her all-star dealers like 29 Palms and Maria Brazas 20th Century.