> Oak Street Expect a change of (fashion) scenery in the Gold Coast this season. Jimmy Choo jumps across Oak Street and, in a bigger space, debuts its custom footwear program; Versace opens its designer doors mid-April at 935 N. Rush; and Rebecca Minkoff is slated for a later spring opening. In the meantime, we’re loving the label’s spring pieces (pictured on the runway at right), available at Rebeccaminkoff.com. Keep
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< FASHION HANG-UPS Avoid a faux pas this gala season with these hanger tags, created by North Shore native Stacey De Luca. The cards let you record where, when and with whom you wore a particular garment, and keep track of the perfect finishing touches. $15 for a pack of 8, available at Gracie’s, 1939 Central, Evanston, and Oui, Madame, 550 Lincoln, Winnetka;
Fashionhang-ups.com > ANN INC. FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Girl power! March 8 marks International Women’s Day and to celebrate, the company behind Ann Taylor unveils a collection of accessories created by a female collective in the Indian Himalayas — a part of the company’s commitment to empower 100,000 women with health and financial education. We love this pashmina scarf ($128) for keeping off the early-spring chill. Ann Taylor, 600 N. Michigan; Anntaylor.com
< LAURA COLLINS The local visual artist takes a look at the downside of fashion — literally — with her “Runway Model Falling” series, depicting real tumbles taken by models like Candice Swanepoel and Agyness Deyn. Find more of Collins’ pop culture paintings, collages and drawings ($75-$475) at Dollop Coffee Co., 345 E. Ohio and 343 S. Dearborn;
Lauracollinsart.com STUART WEITZMAN + PENCILS OF PROMISE The designer shoe label takes a step in the right direction with this block-heel sandal — in limitededition yellow suede — benefiting the education nonprofit. Proceeds from the shoe, hitting stores later this month, will help build schools in Ghana, Guatemala and Laos. $398. 520 N. Michigan;