MADE FOR WALKING
Chicago-based line Ifeanyi Chuku offers a colorful take on a classic loafer: the Omu ($275) (above). Crafted from suede in Bologna, Italy, the shoes are designed to become softer over time. Both men’s and women’s styles available at Ifeanyichuku.com.
SHOP FOR WU
Designer Jason Wu, who rose to fame when first lady Michelle Obama wore his gown for the 2009 inauguration, is making a personal appearance at Nordstrom Michigan Avenue (55 E. Grand) to debut a new contemporary line called Miss Wu (left). Sold exclusively at Nordstrom, the collection of silk blouses, flirty dresses and leather jackets starts at $195. View the collection at Nordstrom.com. Jan 10, 6-8 p.m.
ONE STOP, LOADS OF SALES
There are New Year’s deals on every level at the 900 North Michigan Shops, but here are a few of our favorites: Karen Millen (level 3) offers up to 70 percent off everything in the store; Cache (level 4) takes an additional 60 percent off already reduced items until Jan. 10; Jane Weber, Ink! (level 5) offers half off all boxed Christmas cards; Yolanda Lorente (level 4) offers 50 to 70 percent off select items while supplies last; and Charles David (level 6) offers up to 70 percent off shoes and up to 50 percent off boots through the end of January. See more sales at Shop900.com/events/