BIN 36: The River North staple has moved to a new, 4,500-square-foot space in the West Loop. The wine-focused kitchen is helmed by Chef Shane Graybeal, and includes dishes like pimento cheese fritters ($6) and spring risotto ($24), which pair perfectly with sangria. 161 N. Jefferson; Bin36.com
Time for mom: Check out Shinola for quality Mother’s Day gifts like watches, leather accessories or bicycles — May is National Bike Month — and enjoy special in-store bonuses like flowers from Asrai Garden sold upon exit (May 9-10, $25-$40). 1619 N. Damen; Shinola.com
RETURNABLE RETAIL: Luxury fashion is about to become more accessible: On April 30, designer rental company Rent the Runway will open its 2,940-square-foot Chicago outpost, stocked with designer dresses (like this one by Carmen Marc Valvo, above, which rents for $85), jewelry and handbags available to rent.
Supporting the fight against breast and ovarian cancer is easier — and more fun — than ever, thanks to VIPink, a weekend-long team up between local charity Bright Pink and Westfield Old Orchard (4999 Old Orchard Center) May 2-3.
It’s a fairytale for the millennial fashion lover: Once upon a time, you could only see high-end couture on the runways, in your favorite magazines or on the star-studded red carpet.