The city's unofficial fashion week, Fashion Focus Chicago, starts today and is scheduled to run through Oct. 21st.
The theme -- "You saw it on runway, now buy it!" -- says it all.
Local designers like "Fashion Star" Barbara Bates, Borris Powell and Lara Miller will be on hand to show their latest designs, and those in the audience will have an opportunity to buy the ones they love.
Tickets for each show are $35 for general admission and $95 for VIP, which includes a pre-party and preferred seating.
There will also be a host of shopping events throughout the city during Fashion Focus Chicago. Find out where here.