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A messenger bag for everyday wear and tear

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A VISION IN VISVIM: Function meets subtle design with the Ballistic Messenger bag from Visvim. Leather bottom, nylon base, rubber coated hardware and waterproof riri zips gives it the carry-all functionality for everyday wear and tear. Coupled with a laptop sleeve and an iPod pouch with cable exit means it’ll be there for you, technologically speaking, for better and for worse. Available at Saint Alfred; 1531 North Milwaukee Ave; 773.486.7159 or online at

FASHION FORWARD: Get a sneak peek at all the yummy Autumn trends at Le Dress this week. The store is hosting its Fall fashion preview week, where shoppers get 10 percent off dress designers such as Liquid, Tt Collection, Postella and Young, Fabulous & Broke - and they’ll score a gift with purchase. Happening now until August 28 at Le Dress; 1741 W. Division; 773-697-9899

FLY LIKE A BIRD: Score a sweet tee with a trip to Fly Bird. Now through August 31 take 25 percent off T-Shirts like this hot dog teeFly Bird (719 Lake St., Oak Park; 708-383-3330,
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