5 Things to Do: December 4-6

This weekend, get some holiday shopping done at the ShopColumbia Holiday Market and the One of a Kind Show and Sale in Chicago. Or, shop in the suburbs during the Red Invitation Sale. You can also gather the entire family for two fun events in Skokie and Winnetka. ShopColumbia Holiday Market Dec. 3-5 Chicago Support […]

5 Things to Do: October 23-25

Chicago is the place to be this weekend as the Chicago Humanities Festival starts and Kristin Chenoweth comes to town. Or, stay in the suburbs for Halloween fun at Westfield Old Orchard and Chicago Botanic Garden. Plus, whether you’re ready or not, holiday shopping begins at the OLPH Holly Fair. OLPH Holly Fair Oct. 22-23 Glenview […]

New in Town: Shake Shack Old Orchard

Shake Shack has opened an outpost in Skokie, and all is right with the world. This is the third Chicagoland location for über-restaurateur Danny Meyer’s little burger stand that could, and the only one with unlimited free parking. It’s time to head over to Westfield Old Orchard and get in line – believe me, there […]

New in Town: Kate Spade New York Opens at Old Orchard

Shop for a sophisticated look at Kate Spade New York’s new Westfield Old Orchard location. The colorful store has everything from clothing, handbags and jewelry to home décor and desk accessories. The wide variety makes it easy to customize to your personal style or find the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Kate Spade […]

New in Town: Westfield Old Orchard's Spoil Me Kidz

As you may guess from its name, Spoil Me Kidz is the perfect place to take your children for the highest-quality clothing and toys. Don’t expect cookie-cutter overalls and Lincoln logs. Their clothing comes from unique high-end brands like Desigual, a colorful line based in Barcelona, and Deux par Deux from Montreal. For playtime, find […]

New in Town: Shop Garage at Westfield Old Orchard

Started in Montreal as a subsidiary of Groupe Dynamite, Garage moved to Westfield Old Orchard in May 2015. Groupe Dynamite prides itself on its open work environment and deep understanding of their customers, which led to the success of both Garage and Dynamite, a separate subsidiary. Garage’s women’s clothing is trendy and affordable, catering to […]

Best of 2015: Shopping & Fashion

Make It Better’s Best of 2015 drew more than 105,000 verified votes across 10 categories. Share your thoughts with us on social media using the hashtag #MIBBestof2015. Accessories Store ENAZ Energy. Nature. Attitude. Zest. For Life! This accessory store brings all of these to the table with their designer jewelry and spa products. 444 Central Ave., […]

TV’s Louise Roe Talks Fashion Tips and Trends

TV personality and fashion expert Louise Roe recently visited the North Shore for a fun-filled evening at Westfield Old Orchard’s Fash Bash. Alaina Kaczmarski—host of the evening and cofounder and editor of “The EveryGirl” blog—talked with Roe about this summer’s fashion trends. A three-look fashion show from Bloomingdale’s showcased three of the hottest trends: culottes, […]

5 Things to Do: July 24-26

We’re so ready for the weekend, especially with these events taking place around Chicagoland. First, stop by The Art Center Highland Park for their annual art sale using recycled and pre-owned items. Then, take in some Shakespeare in one of Chicago’s parks. And while you’re in the city, don’t miss the Newberry Book Fair or […]

Take Your Look From Work to Play

Summer temps bring a seasonal dressing dilemma: How do you abide by a corporate dress code when you have a chic post-work cocktail hour? If you have no time to spare in between, senior marketing director of Westfield Old Orchard Shannon Ridgeway has a few tricks to swap a cubicle look for an ensemble worthy […]