Got some old clothes you’d like to swap for something new to you–or just want to get rid of them? Head over to the “Saver’s Swap” today from 1 to 5 at the Chestnut Street Cafe with gently used clothes and accessories (as well as books, electronics, and “small home goods”). It’s sponsored by ING Direct. Leftovers will be donated to Howard Brown Charities.

New vintage shop/showroom Sofia Vintage holds a “Summer of Love” fashion show tonight at the Underground. Doors open at 9 but the clothes don’t go down the runway till midnight. RSVP to

The shoe boutique Sensual Steps holds a trunk show at the South Loop location of WineStyles at 6 PM. Wine, of course, will be served, as well as chocolates from Mama’s Picky.

On the local designer front, Jake has an all-day trunk show of new pieces by  Agga B, and Kate Boggiano is having an open house in her Pilsen studio (2150 S. Canalport) from 5 to 9 that also features pieces from local jewelry line Objets d’Envy.

The city continues its Fashion Cafe series with sustainable styles from Abigail Glaum-Lathbury, Lara Miller, Elise Bergman, and other designers and eco-friendly shops. Fashion czar Melissa Gamble will also chat with Biana and Michael Alexander of Conscious Living TV. It’s from 5 to 8 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph.


Tel Aviv Couture, a showroom for over 20 clothing and accessories designers from Israel, hosts a trunk show and sale at Galleria Unico. It runs both Saturday and Sunday.

Clever Alice has a sample sale of both men’s and women’s clothing from Friday to Tuesday. Get up to 80 percent off current season pieces by Plisse, J Campbell, and SULU, and others.