The air around Chicagoland may be hot, but the chance for deep savings is even hotter at four summer sidewalk sales being held around Chicago and its suburbs this weekend, Thursday, July 21 to Sunday, July 24, 2011. Families willing to brave the heat can save money on children’s toys, clothing, and books, as well as on many other items ranging from pet supplies to fashionable outfits.
Downtown Downers Grove Annual Sidewalk Sale
WHEN: Thursday, July 21 to Saturday, July 23, 2011
WHERE: Downtown Downers Grove at Main Street and Curtiss Street
WHO: Around 22 merchants including small boutiques, gift shops, and a jewelry store.
KID-FRIENDLY DEAL #1: Visit My Favorite Toy Store on Thursday, July 21 (9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.), Friday, July 22 (9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.), Saturday, July 23 (9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), and Sunday, July 24 (11:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) for savings on toys, games, and other children’s items.
KID-FRIENDLY DEAL #2: Visit Anderson’s Bookshop (5112 Main Street) between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday to receive 50% to 80% discounts on books and other items.
Downtown Evanston Super Sidewalk Sale
WHEN: Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24, 2011
WHERE: Evanston and the Chicago/Dempster district
WHO: Around 200 businesses including both local independent shops and national chain stores.
KID-FRIENDLY DEAL #1: Receive 20% to 50% off select toys and games from Becky & Me Toys.
KID-FRIENDLY DEAL #2: In-store clearance event at Maya Papaya & Tony Macaroni (1917 Central Street), including Buy 1 Get 1 Free on all Tea Collection clothes.
KID-FRIENDLY DEAL #1: Clearance racks of art supplies and other items outside of Blick Art Materials (1755 Maple Avenue)
Summer Sizzle Sidewalk Sale
WHEN: Saturday, July 23 to Sunday, July 24
WHERE: The streets of Wicker Park and Bucktown (bordered by Division Street, Milwaukee Avenue, North Avenue, and Damen Avenue)
WHO: Over 40 local Wicker Park/Bucktown businesses, including Building Blocks Toy Store.
KID-FRIENDLY DEAL #1: Psychobaby will be offering savings of 30% to 70% off some of their favorite summer finds, including a deal of a free discontinued Psychobaby shirt when you buy two others for $8 each.
KID-FRIENDLY DEAL #2: Along with participating in the sidewalk sale, the Bucktown location of The Red Balloon Co. (2060 N. Damen Avenue) is holding their fall trunk show. Parents can order back to school clothes now in a variety of sizes, colors, and styles from quality specialty brands like Egg Baby, City Threads, Wonderboy, Stun, Morgan & Milo, and Kashwere.
16th Annual Lincoln Park Sidewalk Sale
WHEN: Saturday, July 23 (10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) and Sunday, July 24 (11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
WHERE: Along Armitage Avenue, Halsted Street, and Webster Avenue in the Lincoln Park neighborhood
WHO: Over 35 participating businesses (held in conjunction with the 43rd annual Sheffield Garden Walk)
KID-FRIENDLY DEAL: At urba baby, the new community baby store, shoppers can receive 20% off of The Wean Machine and their exclusive line of adorable Urba Gear and 10% off other select items.
Summer shopping in Chicago
Chicago families may also be interested in fun kid activities around Chicagoland for the coming week, the best summer toys of 2011, and summer reading programs.
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