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Also tonight, Akira hosts a benefit for Lyric Opera's Young Professional Chapter, featuring a viewing of costumes from Lyric and a fashion show inspired by its past with clothing by Ben Sherman, J. Lindeberg and Akira Black Label. It's from 6 to 9 PM. Tickets are $25-50, go to shop.akirachicago.com to buy.
Read on for more upcoming and ongoing events:
On Friday, Florodora kicks off its three-week Scandal Sale (it runs through February 13) with discounts on clothing starting at 35 percent and going up another 5 percent each week. There'll also be a special rack with steeply discounted items—such as a ruffle dress by Manoush that was originally $189 and is now $35. Accessories and jewelry are 20 percent off throughout the sale.
The earlier you get to Wicker Park's Le Dress on Saturday, the more you'll save: the store is offering 40 percent off from 11 AM to 1 PM, and the discount goes down from there.
Ongoing sales include Robin Richman's eagerly awaited end-of-season event—get 75 percent off selected fall and winter items through the 25th. Over at Eskell they've teamed up with Lucky mag to offer 40 percent off items bought online with the code LUCKYWEEK2. On the south side Sensual Steps has shoes and boots on sale for 50 to 60 percent off. And Lakeview accessories boutique Spare Parts has stuff on sale all month, including men's wallets and jewelry for 15 percent off.