The latest shopping news from Mario Tricoci, Diptyque, Hanae Mori, Water Tower Place and Eli’s Cheesecake World.
On Dec. 11 meet local icon Mario Tricoci, the man behind our city’s salon empire, and help celebrate the grand reopening of the Mario Tricoci Salon & Day Spa at Westfield Old Orchard (4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie). Drop by between 10:30 a.m. and noon for complimentary mini-facials, nail polish changes, makeup applications and hair consultations, all of which will help keep you primped for holiday parties. RSVP to Abbydunn@gmail.com.
’Tis the season for hostess gifts and thankfully, luxe Parisian fragrance line Diptyque has opened up its first Chicago boutique — and fourth in the country — in Bucktown, bringing along an array of aromatic candles, room sprays, body care and other deliciously scented goods. Drop by the store (1645 N. Damen) on Dec. 13 and 14 from noon to 8 p.m. to celebrate the opening and scoop up gifts that will ensure a return invite.
Visit Nordstrom at Oakbrook Center (100 Oakbrook Center, Oak brook) on Dec. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. for the launch of Hanae Mori’s first men’s fragrance in more than 15 years, HiM. Emmanuel Saujet, co-founder and CEO of International Cosmetics and Perfumes, which owns Paris-based Hanae Mori Parfums, will drop by to share the cologne’s regal history: Short for “his imperial majesty,” the new cologne boasts woodsy tones of bergamot and teak wood, and the first bottle was gifted to the prime minister of Japan.
Forget constricting changing rooms and unflattering lights. The new Me-Ality digital size matching service makes finding the perfect jeans, tailored blouse or LBD a cinch by detecting not just your proper clothing size, but your correct fit for specific brands and stores. The info is sent to your email, providing a cheat sheet for speedier and more accurate shopping. As part of the recent “Sized Just for You” campaign, Me-Ality provides matches to its participants for an additional 35 brands available in Nordstrom stores or online including J Brand, 7 For All Mankind, Paige Denim, Wit & Wisdom, Topshop, Citizens of Humanity, Lucky Brand and AG. Located in more than 70 malls nationwide, the Me-Ality machine is now available at Water Tower Place (835 N. Michigan).
Eli’s for sale
Make your holiday season even sweeter with a stop at Eli’s Cheesecake World (6701 W. Forest Preserve) on Dec. 15 for their dock sale, where you’ll get up to 50 percent off cheesecake and dessert purchases from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Or scoop up holiday-themed cookies, cakes, gift baskets and other goods for the perfect accompaniment to any event. Spend $30 and go home with a free 6-inch original plain Eli’s cheesecake.