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Deals and Events During Independent Retail Week


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Dovetailing with Fashion Focus, which kicks off this Thursday, is Independent Retail Week, seven days of special sales, installations, and other events at locally owned shops and boutiques.

All week long Nolcha, the fashion marketing company behind the effort, is hosting HotSpots where you can pick up a map and schedule of happenings around the city as well as swag and samples; you can also download a guide on the Web site(pdf). Today's HotSpot is from 5 to 7 PM at the Chicago Cultural Center and features French skin-care company Votre Vu.

Other beauty and fashion events include a beauty sample sale on Wednesday, an Akira pop-up shop on Saturday, and sales, makeovers, and free gifts at independent boutiques downtown and in Bucktown, Wicker Park, Lakeview, Southport, Lincoln Park, Old Town, and the West Loop.