The latest in the retail scene: Krista K.,Bon-Ton Stores and the Waldorf Astoria’s Belle Vie Bridal Couture Fete.
Here come the brides — on Feb. 28, the Waldorf Astoria will host the Belle Vie Bridal Couture Fete (above), an exclusive event featuring the 2013 dress collections of designers like Lanvin, Elizabeth Fillmore, J. Mendel and Vivienne Westwood. Throughout, Jesse Deckard from Bliss Weddings & Events will dole out wedding-specific styling ideas that’ll have soon-to-be-brides saying “I do.” 6-8 p.m. 11 E. Walton. Tickets: $50 at Waldorfastoriachicago.eventbrite.com
Give and take
Spring-clean your style at Southport boutique Krista K. During the remainder of February, donate any pair of gently worn denim and receive 20 percent off of any new pair in-store. It’s the perfect opportunity to snatch up fresh skinny jeans from designers like J Brand, Hudson Jeans and Mother. 3458 N. Southport, Kristak.com
From the heart
Spread the love with Bon-Ton Stores. Through Feb. 28, the department store chain, which operates as Carson’s in Chicago, is partnering with the American Heart Association to raise heart-health awareness through the “Promise to Love Your Heart” campaign. There’s plenty you can do to get involved: Text “Heart” to 266866 to donate $1 to the AHA and receive a $10 off $25 coupon to use in any Bon-Ton store nationwide, visit Bonton.com for heart-healthy tips and recipes, and promise to “Love Your Heart” on Bon-Ton’s Facebook and Twitter pages for an additional $1 donation to the AHA. Visit Carson’s at 7601 S. Cicero or Bonton.com.
In with the new
Update your worn-out winter beauty regimen with a little help from Neiman Marcus. Through March 3, spend at least $125 on any cosmetic or fragrance and you’ll get a glamour goody bag stocked with samples of perfumes, shampoos and body washes from brands like Kiehl’s, Tom Ford and Cle de Peau. Call a cosmetic consultant for more details at (312) 642-5900. 737 N. Michigan, Neiman marcus.com