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Making holiday shopping fun, one free food-fueled party at a time

We've said it before, we'll say it again: Holiday shopping should not (repeat: SHOULD NOT) be a chore. If you're making a list and checking it twice, you're already going about it all wrong. And, those of you waiting until Dec. 24? Don't even get us started.

All you need is a little inspiration, and quite possibly, some incentive, to get into the swing of things. Two West Loop boutiques are taking it upon themselves to make your gift buying obligations a party this year. (We mean that literally.) Tomorrow night, grab your best shopping buds and hit up the holiday soirees at both Tribeca and Pivot for deep discounts and festive refreshments.

At Tribeca's "Retail Therapy" event, you'll get 50 percent off when you buy any two items in the store (excluding jewelry), all of which is already marked down 20 percent. (You do the math -- that's like getting 70 percent off!) Tribeca's inventory of trendy jeans, sexy tops and flirty cocktail dresses is a no-brainer for gifts for your friends, sisters, nieces, oh, and, most importantly, you. There will also be champagne and holiday treats served from 5-9PM to fuel your present-buying conquest.

Eco-aware boutique Pivot is hosting a holiday party from 5:30-9PM to offer 20 percent off its stock of locally made and environmentally friendly products. Browse through accessories, jewelry, baby gifts, clothing, handbags, artwork and holiday cards and revel in the fact that you're both a do-gooder and a good gift-giver. You can even enter to win a $250 Pivot gift card. Now, that's the gift that keeps on giving.

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