GIN IN A JIFFY: The Pro Bar Set assures that no matter where you go or what you are doing (or who you have over, for that matter), a stiff cocktail can be whipped up at a moment’s notice with all the essential tools. It even has a lemon zester. Available online at www.uberbartools.com
All the essential tools to make a stiffy
By KIM PEIFFER
ITALIAN INVASION: These hand-made Italian bags use the same leather that’s inside a Bentley. Sounds like something we could add to our closet. Indeed. Ssaucy Inc. celebrates its new Chicago showroom with a mini fashion show of hot clothing, shoes and jewelry. Saturday, August 22nd, 10 a.m-3 p.m. (fashion show at 1 p.m.). 5027 N. Broadway St.; 708-439-7192, ssaucy.net
DREAM DRESS: Find “the one” – ahem, the wedding dress of your dreams that is – this weekend at the Caroline DeVillo Semi-Annual Sample Sale. For two days, hand-crafted, couture gowns will be 30-70 percent off. Saturday, August 22nd 11am-5pm and Sunday, August 23rd 11am-4pm; 1616 N. Damen Ave.; 773.342.0096),
POP IT UP: The Chicago Indie Collection is a pop-up boutique with goods from 19 independent Chicago designers including Kate Boggiano and Killion. It happens Saturday, August 22 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 23 form 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The boutique will "pop up" in a courtyard near Crate & Barrel at Oakbrook Center; 100 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook; 630.573.0700; oakbrookcenter.com
ROCKIN’ CLOTHES: Head to Moonshine in Wicker Park this weekend for the The Rockaholic fashion fest and fashion show. Think local clothing, music, food, and cocktails with an shopping market and fashion shows scattered throughout the day. The evening ends with a Rock n’ Roll show that evening at 9 p.m. Saturday, August 22nd at Moonshine; 1824 W. Division St.; 773.862.8686.