For any dude, March madness means one thing, and it has nothing to do with fashion, unless you're favorite squad is wearing some throwback uni-s. But for the ladies, the month of March now offers something more than watching your man betting on brackets.
March Fashion Madness
A month-long shopping series for locals
By KIM PEIFFER
Vamp up your spring wardrobe with a month-long series. Oh, and eat pizza too.
Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 Updated at 8:00 AM CDT
Tocco Italian restaurant is partnering with four top Chicago boutiques to offer shoppers a discount on dining and a closer look inside spring fashion.
Tocco's "March Madness for the Fashionista" features a different boutique each week and a reception to showcase it. The four chosen stores are Veruca Salt, Sarca, Koros and Havilah.
Week of March 8: Koros kicks off the series, featuring its spring collection hand-picked by fashionable owner Kristen Skordilis. A reception will be held March 11 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Week of March 15: New Gold Coast staple Sarca takes over with a reception on March 18 from 7-9:30 p.m. Look for international, high-fashion label Sass and Bide as a highlight.
Week of March 22: Dresses, denim and accessories are the highlights at Veruca Salt when they showcase their goods. During the March 25 reception from 6-9 p.m., expect a trunk show featuring the English Muffin line of everyday wear from owner Amber Warren.
Week of March 29: Last but not least, save some of your monthly allowance for Havilah. The reception on April 1 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. features some of the boutique’s irresistible spring fashion-forward lines.