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Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How Akira Sold a $1,000 Gown in 30 Seconds

How Akira Sold a $1,000 Gown in 30 Seconds

Crain's recently wrote up a story so short and tidy about why you should use social media that it's practically a fable. Akira co-founder Erikka Wang told the publication about how her boutique -- which is known... Read »

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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By Marcus Riley

Chicago's Mad Men and Women

TresAwesome.com's Emma Arnold seeks Mad Men-inspired style at Chicago's Leo... See Full Gallery »

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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By Amy Olson, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Assemble a Successful Fashion Event or Runway Show

How to Assemble a Successful Fashion Event or Runway Show

Fashion shows come in all shapes, sizes and most importantly: budgets. Many times emerging designers will pull the trigger on a show, not knowing the scope of time and hours of production involved and,... Read »

Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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By Marcus Riley

Just One Drink: Borris Powell

Chicago designer seamlessly progresses to next stage of career. Read »

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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By Rachel Gillman, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Craft an Ironclad Business Model

How to Craft an Ironclad Business Model

Making your clients look good is critical for every entrepreneur. Pop Beauty Co-Founder Ashley Condron knows this. As a professional hair stylist in Chicago, she provides beauty lessons, training seminars and... Read »

Saturday, Apr 7, 2012 at 2:54 PM
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By David Wolinsky

A Peek Inside Threadless' Facility

A Peek Inside Threadless' Facility

A few weeks ago, the ever shape-shifting and enterprising Threadless invited me over to their West Loop facility to see how the T-shirt sausage is made. Here's a photo tour of what all goes down in their... Read »

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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By Marcus Riley

Chicago Designer Picked For NY Fashion Week

Chicago Designer Picked For NY Fashion Week

Elise Bergman to show at the Diet Pepsi Style Studio Runway Show. Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 2:51 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Akira's Empire Expands to Indiana, Hyde Park

Akira's Empire Expands to Indiana, Hyde Park

Not all companies are taking it on the chin in this rough economy. Akira, the Chicago-based clothing boutique, has lots of plans to expand in an impressive way in the coming year. More specifically, Crain's... Read »

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Threadless, Microsoft to Sell Shirts You Can't Wear

Threadless, Microsoft to Sell Shirts You Can't Wear

Twenty-four of Threadless' most popular T-shirt and hoodie designs quietly slipped onto the Xbox 360's online apparel store -- likely because this is one of those "let's see what the response is" sorta... Read »

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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By Kiran Advani, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Why You Should Sell at Holiday Shopping Events

Why You Should Sell at Holiday Shopping Events

With the holidays quickly approaching, everyone is getting ready to shop to find that perfect present. Aside from Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Chicago's own Unwrap Chicago: Eat,... Read »

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