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> 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 Re­bec­ca­ 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;

Fash­ion­ > 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; An­ntay­

< 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;

Lau­ra­ 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;


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