Lots of stuff going on today:
Our winner in the “e-mail with the minimum amount of information” category: the West Loop boutique Koros hosts a shoe party tonight with “special savings” from 6 to 9.
Local women’s clothing designers Orlando Espinoza and Vika Brown and Libertyville based shoe designer Katherine Kerrigan will show their spring collections tonight from 4 to 9 PM at Espinoza’s studio (1932 S. Halsted, suite 200). Also: handbags by African Sanctuary. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 312 829-4009.
Lincoln Park’s Guise/Chic celebrates its first year as a co-ed clothing shop from 6 to 8. Festivities include an Earnest Sewn trunk show, free “clean-ups” and blow-outs in the in-store salon, and 25 percent discounts on merch. It’s followed by an afterparty from 8 to 10 at Cagney’s Chicago. Respondez to email@example.com.
Chicago Fashion Resource, the city-sponsored entity that puts on Fashion Focus Chicago and other style-related programs, kicks off a discussion series, Fashion Cafe, tonight from 5 to 8. Melissa Gamble, the city’s fashion czarina, chats with local jewelry designer Rebecca Zemans from 6:30 to 7; during the rest of the event you can get a manicure or shop a selection of items from Bess & Loie, House of Sole, and Christopher Augmon. It’s at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington.
East Ukrainian Village boutique SoKo starts a “buy one, get one 50 percent off” deal today.
Shop Southport’s seven-year-old Krista K online through May 22 and get 20 percent off your purchase with the code “7YEARS” at checkout.