Summer Events, New Stores at Old Orchard Mall
Did you know that every Monday night Westfield Old Orchard features a car show? They also host a wine tasting. Meanwhile, a new Rolex retail store, among other new stores, will be opening at the mall soon. Check out all the details here.
From the community ~
Summer is officially here and Westfield Old Orchard (Skokie Boulevard & Old Orchard Road) wants to celebrate by taking you down to the shore. Saturday, July 7 from 11:30 a.m. -12: 30 p.m., Westfield’s Wfamily series will present its monthly hour-long story time and craft session for North Shore and Chicagoland families and their youngsters. This month, families will enjoy a beach themed program entitled “Summertime Fun” with a reading presented by a staff member from the Skokie Public Library featuring a story about visiting the shoreline and an arts and craft project using beach sands. Bring the family to the Westifield’s Barnes & Noble for the fun in the sun themed event. This event is complimentary and registration is not required.
Sip & Shop Wine Series continues with Sip, Shop SAVOR, July 26
Sip, Shop SAVOR is Thursday, July 26. The second installment of the Westfield Summer Wine Series will get you on track to be the perfect summer hostess. With grilling season in full swing, participants will learn how to give the best barbeque on the block with cooking demos and decorating tips from industry professionals. Prizes and giveaways will be provided by participating Westfield retailers. Guests must be 21 and over to enjoy this complimentary event. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.westfield.com/oldorchard.
The North Shore Festival of Art returns July 27
The fifth annual North Shore Festival of Art presented by Amdur Productions will once again return to Westfield Old Orchard. July 27-29 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., North Shore and other Chicagoland residents can come and enjoy the weekend long festival celebrating more than 150 of the country’s finest artists. Their one of a kind works will be featured throughout Westfield’s inner court of the shopping center and will showcase works constructed from an array of mediums that include ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, sculpture, mixed media, paintings, drawings, photography, printmaking, wood and furniture. The open-air exhibition will span throughout the center.
Additional fun and prizes will complement the art festival as live music will be featured with performances from celebrated bands and musicians. Children will enjoy a train, crafting projects and more. To top things off, daily drawings will take place giving festival-goers the chance to receive “Art Buck$” to spend on a piece of art at any future 2012 Amdur Productions festival.
Admission and parking for the North Shore Festival of Art is complimentary.
Monday Night Car Shows this summer at Westfield
Monday Night Car Shows are now in full swing at Westfield Old Orchard! Every Monday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., as many as 200 classic and vintage cars will be on display in the West parking lot of the shopping center.
Come and enjoy a night full of great music, food, prizes, hourly raffles, and fun. Monday Night Car Shows run every Monday night through September 10.
Monday Night Car Shows, Inc. is a non-for-profit organization comprised of local businessmen and citizens dedicated to the Classic Car Hobby and the Community at large. The mission is to advance the Classic Car Hobby through community awareness, camaraderie, contributions to programs that teach automotive skills to the next generation through scholarships. To learn more about Monday Night Car Show, Inc., or if you want to register your vehicle, visit www.mondaynightcarshows.com. You can also ‘like’ the show in Facebook.
Westfield French Market, now running every Thursday through September
The Westfield French Market is now open every Thursday from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. through September. The outdoor market, located near Macy’s, offers a variety of artisan products including fresh produce, breads and cheeses and gifts for the home and family.
This is the first time Westfield and Bensidoun USA have partnered together in an effort to create a completely new shopping experience for Chicagoland customers. By adding the artisan outdoor market and selling fresh and local goods, Westfield’s goal is to create a greater sense of community in the area which includes residents of Chicago and surrounding suburban areas, as well as Westfield retailers. In supporting the French market and participating vendors, Westfield hopes to provide a greater recognition and appreciate for local artisans. For more information on the upcoming French Market at Westfield Old Orchard, call 847-673-6800
New Store openings and updates at Westfield Old Orchard
Westfield Old Orchard continues to bring to its patrons a valued shopping experience through its selection of luxury and specialty retailers. To enhance that experience this summer and fall, a slew of new retailers will be opening, as well moving locations within the center.
Rolex will be opening a boutique operated by the 3,500 square foot C.D. Peacock located next to Tiffany & Co near Nordstrom. The world renowned timepiece crafter and the Chicago-based jeweler will have its grand opening this fall.
eCosway will be setting up a new location at Westfield Old Orchard this summer. The new retailer specializes in health, beauty and nutrition products and will be located near Champps Americana.
Hugo Boss will be one of Westfield Old Orchards newest luxury retailers just in time for the holidays. The men’s and women’s designer, known for its sleek and stylish collections worldwide, will be opening in part of the old Akira space near Nordstrom.
Specialty women’s clothing store, Ann Taylor is currently closed for renovations and will re-open in September.
Coach will close at the end of June for remodeling. The designer handbag retailer will re-open before the end of July.
J. Crew will close at the end of July for remodeling but won’t be gone long! The men’s and women’s shop known especially for its classic and sophisticated silhouettes will re-open at the beginning of August.
Chicago-based women’s specialty store, Akira will open in its new location on the North end of the shopping center this July next to Cheesecake Factory and Ann Taylor Loft. It will be open in its current location until the move.