Saturday, July 28, 2012
Two shopping junkies explain the similarities between a sidewalk sale and a Costco run (and why it's so hard to buy a winter coat in the summer, no matter what the discount).
We love sidewalks. We love sales. Combine the two and what do you get? Shopping bags filled with half-priced-no-return-nirvana. It’s hard to resist these summer sales. Everywhere you turn there are vendors outside, hawking the stuff we’ve looked at through the safety of plate glass windows for months. That cake plate that looked fetching in the display case? Irresistible under the tent. Remember the year we thought Crocs were going out of business? Mesmerized by sidewalk sale mania, it seemed like a good idea to buy two pairs in every size larger than what our kids were currently wearing. We were so impressed with how much we saved… until the company restructured and our kids decided they no longer liked Crocs. Even harder though, is …
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Customers and merchants call weekend event a success.
Shoppers were finding bargains at Deerfield Square’s annual Sidewalk Sale Thursday through Sunday and merchants were pleased with the event. At b friends, Mckayla O’Neal of Deerfield found three rings for $1, according to her mother, Lisa O’Neal. That section did particularly well, according to Ricki Goldstick. “The $1 table went real fast,” Goldstick said. Earlier: Heartache Tonight Kicks off Sidewalk Sale Debbie Applebaum of Glenview was looking at numerous dresses at Avenue Fashions while Debbie Hickey of Deerfield was seeking bargains at Footloose. “Anything that is a good bargain I desire,” Hickey said. Footloose owner Larry Rosen was happy with the three-day event as well. “It was great, excellent,” he said. “The advertising was …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Eagles tribute band entertains crowd at Deerfield Square. Sidewalk Sale continues through Sunday.
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Saturday, July 21, 2012
Music returned to Deerfield Square Thursday along with this weekend’s Sidewalk Sale when Heartache Tonight, an Eagles tribute band, performed before more than 200 people. In addition to the music, children were enjoying balloon twisting and face painting while the line for free popcorn was continual. Earlier: Free Concerts Return to Deerfield Square The pop corn machine was operated by Deerfield High School seniors Liz Avalon and Rachael Magnus. Sidewalk Sale continues through Sunday. American English, which specializes in Beatles music, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday. To better keep up with Deerfield news follow Patch on Twitter and Facebook.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
This week's Patch Portraits also feature Evanston's hot dog stand entrepreneur and Des Plaines' mayor.
This week's Patch Portraits also feature Evanston's hot dog stand entrepreneur and Des Plaines' mayor. The streets of downtown Highland Park were crowded with shoppers this past weekend to cruise the sidewalks full of sales. Sponsored by the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce, the event has been happening for the past four decades. This was its 38th year. Julie Silverman, a resident visiting the sale on Sunday, said, "I've been coming to the sidewalk sale since I was in high school. Every year we look forward to it." (Earlier: Check out the entire Patch Portrait Series archives.) Stores along Central Avenue as well as local vendors put out greatly discounted merchandise, restaurants and food vendors sold delicious treats, and a group of …