Whale-come to Chicago (above): You no longer have to travel far to get some prep in your step. East Coast brand Vineyard Vines expanded in Chicago with new store locations at 932 N. Rush and 222 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. Vineyardvines.com
A new classic: As part of Barneys New York’s second Exclusively Ours XO footwear project, the luxury department store teamed up with Vans for a completely redesigned slip-on sneaker, featuring a leather and suede woven checkerboard pattern. $165, Barneys New York, 15 E. Oak; Barneys.com
Rock the runway: Chicago-based handbag line 84Rockwell hosts a model search for the face of its new collection — no prior experience necessary! Visit 84rockwell.com/model-search before September 12 to apply.
Shave it for later: Your morning routine just got a little smoother: Luxury men’s grooming retailer The Art of Shaving opened its newest location at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago. 5220 Fashion Outlets, Rosemont; Theartofshaving.com
Humor meets high fashion: “Bridesmaids” star and Chicago native Melissa McCarthy introduces all-size style with her new collection, Melissa McCarthy Seven7. For this comedian, personal style is no joke — the line was created to express her mission of helping women feel great. Available at Lane Bryant (129 N. Wabash), Macy’s (111 N. State), Bloomingdale’s (600 N. Wabash) and at Melissamccarthy.com
Breath of fresh air: European men’s boutique Urban Oxygen hosts a pop-up shop at theWit Hotel, where shoppers can find everything from casual daywear to belts and headphones. Items start at $100. Through Sept. 14. theWit Hotel, 201 N. State, 12-6 p.m; Urban-oxygen.com.
There’s an app for that: It’s like Uber for the spa: With Zeel Massage On Demand, a massage therapist comes to you wherever and whenever you want. Just download the Zeel app, book a time and enjoy a Swedish, deep tissue or even a couples massage in your home, office or hotel room (massages start at $99). Available on the App Store and Zeel.com
Dream come true: To benefit Almost Home Kids, The Design Center at the Merchandise Mart is giving away a BRADLEY fur ottoman from the DreamHome display. To enter the contest, post a picture in the model bedroom, designed by Frank Fontana, with the hashtag #DreamHomeSweeps or visit Merchandisemartdesigncenter.com. For each entry, the Design Center will donate $5 to Almost Home Kids.
Fuschia fashion: Highland Park’s “Mile of Style” is going pink for its annual “Women’s A-WEAR-NESS — Inside and Out” fashion show. The event, hosted by Highland Park Bank & Trust, features 20 local businesses and benefits the NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center. September 10, 6:30-9 p.m., 1949 Saint Johns, Highland Park; To RSVP, visit Eventbrite.com.