Reborn Gear: Hip Fit
Sat-Sun at 1513 W Foster Ave, at Clark; Andersonville; 773.878.4447
After closing its doors in February, Hip's reopening with a recessionary focus on discounted, off-season merch. This weekend, they're knocking an additional 20% off the entire store, including tees from Heavy Rotation, Threadless, and Loyal Army, whose childlike-yet-sophisticated designs include a ghoulishly amorous, boom-box-chested robot proffering a rose (Danger, Will Robinson).
Merch peep at MenNeedStuff.com
Kind of Angry Gear: Bonnie & Clyde's
Through May 3 at 1751 W Division St, between Hermitage and Wood; Wicker Park; 773.235.2680
Mention Thrillist for 25% off coolly brooding clothes from Wrath Arcane, plus the same discount on shoes from Creative Recreation and Alexander McQueen by Puma, an aesthetics/athletics fusion not seen since Kathy Ireland in Necessary Roughness.
Hit them up at Bonnie-Clydes.net
French Gear: Akira Men
Through May 5 at 1922 W North Ave, between Winchester and Wolcott; Bucktown; 312.423.6693
50 to 80% off Paris-based Billtornade's slim-cut dress shirts and sport jackets. Mention Thrillist and they'll knock any purchase (including Billtornade) down another 20%, which due to the vagaries of math will somehow never add up to 100%.
Become a franco-style at AkiraChicago.com
Dashing Gear: Haberdash
While supplies last at 1350 N Wells St, at Schiller; Old Town; 312.440.1300
Hab's "Mini-warehouse Sale" is knocking up to 70% off denim (James, Serfontaine, Stitch's, Habitual, Chip & Pepper), footwear (Gola, Converse by John Varvatos) and neckwear from Ted Baker, whose frenetic, colorful ties will juxtapose cleverly with the frenetic but colorless job that requires you wear one.
Check it at HaberdashMen.com
Top Gear: Futurgarb
Through May 15 at 1369 N Milwaukee Ave, between Wolcott and Wood; Wicker Park; 773.276.1450
Drop "Thrillist" for 20% off all long-sleeved gear, including 7 Diamonds wool button downs, Five Four spring jackets and Pop Icon blazers, clearly inspired by Raef LaFrentz.
Click your way to smashingness at FuturGarb.com
Sport Gear: Stellar26
While supplies last at 4164 N Lincoln Ave, between Berteau & Warner; North Center; 773.388.2626
Both long and shortsleeve woven shirts, sweaters, and shorts (Penguin, Quiksilver, O'Neill, and Billabong) are going at 26-50% off -- the 26 being a nod to the store's name, but the 50's what's actually stellar.
Jump in at Stellar26.com
Leg Gear: Riley
Through May 3 at 1659 N Damen Ave, between Wabansia and Concord; Bucktown; 773.489.0101
20% off all shorts (Jet Lag, Union, Canterbury), plus the same off super-soft, lightweight, handcrafted-in-Italy Jet Lag cargo pants, which come with a riveted belt to keep people from being riveted by your bits.
Feel the gear at ShopRiley.com