Henri Bendel opens its newest location at Oak Brook Center Nov. 8. Modeled after the Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York, the Oak Brook location will have the brand’s coveted handbags, jewelry and gifts, all wrapped up in the iconic brown and white striped packaging. 100 Oak Brook Center, (630) 573-0700; Henribendel.com.
Runway to retail
Fashion and charity come together Nov. 8 at Fashion Forward, an exclusive runway show and auction at Northbrook Court. Guests will have the chance to bid on the clothing and accessories, which will be modeled on the runway by reps from six local charities (including the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and the Lynn Sage Foundation). A dessert bar from Whole Foods, a beauty bar from Neiman Marcus and a cocktail reception round out the evening. Tickets $25 in advance, $35 at the door. Visit Fashionforwardnorthbrook.eventbrite.com.
School of shop
St. Chrysostom’s Day School kicks holiday shopping into gear with its 25th annual Holiday Faire Extraordinaire. On Nov. 9 and 10, visit the Gold Coast school (1424 N. Dearborn) and browse 25 vendors, including Ladybug Vintage, Maze Home, Lisa Cotton Jewelry and others. There will also be options for kids, including singing, dancing, face painting, cookie decorating and holiday movies. Admission $10. Call (312) 642-3422 for more information.
Item available at A Faire to Remember
Now through Dec. 31, the 900 Shops (900 N. Michigan) play host to new pop-up shop Starr Couture. Fashion expert Starr Kondos brings her nearly 40 years of experience to the shop, showcasing high-end items from sportswear to evening attire, all sourced from Paris and Milan. Learn more at Shop900.com.