Tools You Can Use

Utilitarian never looked so sexy.

YOU TOOL:  Alice Supply Co. peddles 20" toolboxes that sport modish patterns, from bright green and orange, to wood veneer, to sherbet-colored stripes to a camouflage pattern -- so nobody'll see you fail to fix the faucet. Alice stocks fashion-friendly and technicolor dust pans, buckets, brushes and brooms, too.
Available at Elizabeth Grace, 2438 N. Clark St, at Arlington; 773.477.9830 or online at

MARKET MUST-HAVES: Polish up your gavel skillz; Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is having another Marketplace sale with heaps of original artwork and photos, furniture, trunks and garden accessories, hand-woven rugs, you name it.
August 16, starting at 11 a.m., or get there for the preview on Thursday, August 13 and Friday August 14 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday August 15 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
BETWEEN THE SHEETS: Ditch the Ambien and get to the bed sale going on now at Haastens. You'll sleep like a baby.  Certain models from super high-end mattresses (which rarely go on sale) are 30 percent off.
Last day to get these sweet deals is Saturday.  Hästens’s 430 N. Wells; 312 527 5337
THRIFTY FINDS: Get a few more summer duds before the snow rolls in – and get a helluva deal. This weekend Great Find thrift store in Lakeview is celebrating its one year anniversary, which means 50 percent off summer duds from brands like J. Crew and Theory.
August 15-16 at Great Find; 2919 N Clark St, at Oakdale Ave; 773-698-6899
STACKED: The ultimate sample sale is going on this weekend hosted by Beta Boutique. It’s called the Stacked Rack Sample and Overstock sale, and it features 40 to 90 percent off thousands of designer pieces for men and women. Pieces start at just $5 and everything is under $150.
Saturday, August 15th (10am – 6pm) and Sunday, August 16th (12pm – 5pm) 651 W Diversey Pkwy, just west of Clark and Broadway; 773.276.0905
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