Bundle up and get out there, because there's lots going on through the weekend, perhaps in anticipation of Fashion Focus next week.
Crescendo Apparel and Kate Boggiano host a Social Media Shopping Party (pdf), featuring nibbles, cocktails, and a raffle for clothing from the designers or an overnight stay at the Sutton Place Hotel. It takes place at the hotel from 6 to 9; RSVP at rsvp@crescendoapparel or call 312-235-1062.
Get 25 percent off all denim and sample offerings from Lush Wine & Spirits at the Denim Lounge in Roscoe Village, 2004 W. Roscoe, from 5 to 9.
There's a trunk show for Meg McGuinness's belts and bags and Gabriella Rose Jewelry from 9 AM to 2 PM at 442 W. Wellington.
Local designers Melissa Serpico Kamhout, Agga B, Lidia Wachowska of Evil Kitty, and Anna Fong will be on hand at a runway show featuring designs inspired by Toyota's tri-wheeled i-REAL, a "cutting-edge personal mobility vehicle." Toyota is also plugging a new "creative lounge" in Wicker Park that will function as a space for the car manufacturer to collaborate with designers and artists. It's from 10 AM to noon at Navy Pier in room 329.
Jewelry and clothing designer Claudia Kleiner shows her latest work today and Saturday from 11 to 7 at her store, Claudia Kleiner Malabar Collection. She'll be joined by Sarah Radford of Chic Gems and there'll be wine tastings from PRP.
Check out jewelry (as well as antiques, home accessories, and food) at the Lycee Francais de Chicago's Fall French Market today from 10 to 5 and Sunday from noon to 4. Admission for adults is $5, free for kids.
Renovar, aka designer Alma Wieser, pits Coco Chanel against Elsa Schiaparelli at a runway show of reconstructed vintage clothing in the style of the two great fashion artists. It's at Heaven Gallery at 7 PM; suggested donation is $10.