Walking the runway is harder than people think, mostly because of all the landing airplanes. Look like a professional plane dodger with today's Groupon: for $40, you get $80 worth of upscale women's apparel, jewelry, and gifts at Valentina in Winnetka's Laundry Mall.
Valentina selects designer women's clothing for its ever-changing selection, nestling handbags, denim, and accessories next to eclectic displays of jewelry and hostess gifts. Hard-to-find lines such as Henri Lou Jewelry, Cut+Paste, and Lili Leather, along with brands Alice + Olivia, Trina Turk, three dots, and Splendid, deliver everything from jewelry and bags to basic layering pieces and party dresses, ensuring limbs stay stylishly swathed for occasions ranging from an elegant hotel brunch to a casual hotel dinner. Pull on a basic bobi T-shirt ($24+) or beglitter digits with a cocktail ring to dazzle visiting magpies ($24–$34). Shoppers can ward off fashion predators by shaking an armful of layering bangles ($18+) or donning a coveted Roberta Roller Rabbit tunic, which drapes and flatters physiques until they blush ($74).
566 Chestnut Ave.
Winnetka, Illinois 60093Get Directions