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FROM LEFT (AND BEFORE THE 50 PERCENT OFF!): Bird T-shirt, $22.99; Hearts tank and skirt set, $32.99; Guitar hoodie, $22.99.

I've written about this site before. I have 11 nieces and nephews and too many friends popping out babies, which means I get tired of gifting the same H&M hoodie every year (though H&M clothing is still awfully darn cute). SlickSugar.com, started by edgey moms who like to dress their kids in fun, youthful, rocker clothing, offers adorable duds I haven't seen anywhere else.

Normally I'd warn you all to stay clear of the full-priced items -- they can be a little pricey -- and stick to the clearance section site. But right now, in honor of the Fourth of July, SlickSugar if offering 50 percent off all regular-priced items. This is by far the best sale I've seen the site have. I'm about to stock up for the rest of the year!

Clothing starts at infants and goes up to size 8. Sale runs now until "supplies last."

Here's the coupon code to enter when you check out: bigbang.

It just starting heating up in Chicago, and summer clothing is already going on sale to make room for fall merchandise.

A little early, I'd say, but good news for us nonetheless.

Cute Bucktown boutique d.marie handbags, 1867 N. Damen, has just marked down all summer handbags to 50 percent off. If you go, let me know what you find!

You seem to like when I post photos of celebrities on the red carpet. To hell with shopping news! You want to see sparkles and shiny teeth!

This week celebrities came out for the film premieres of Francis Ford Coppola's new film "Tetro," the new comedy "The Hangover," which opens tomorrow, and the romantic comedy "The Proposal." Also, the new Showtime series "Nurse Jackie" had a nice little party in New York, complete with a hunky blond vampire on the red carpet. But I'll get to that in a minute.

Here's a quick sampling of red carpet looks, with a few after-party photos thrown in for good measure. As we saw on the red carpets at the Cannes Film Festival last month, black continues to be a favorite right now (six of the actress below wear the color nearly head to toe). As always, let me know what you think of the fashion -- who you like, and you don't!:


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Sofia Coppola, here at her father's premiere of "Tetro" in L.A. Wednesday, is on my girl-crush list, mostly since I'm such a huge "Lost in Translation" fan. But I've wondered why Sofia is considered such a fashion diva. She always makes the best-dressed lists, yet she usually just wears all black. I'm not sure if I get it. Thoughts?

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Get 25 percent off all jewelry and 20 percent off any one handbag Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, at d.marie handbags, 1867 N. Damen in Bucktown.

And you'll need the discount, too. The boutique offers beautiful designer leather handbags, but you won't find much under $100.

The gorgeous bag to at left is $178. Most handbags are between $120 and $300.

Hours are Noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; Closed Monday.

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Shop local designers from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, June 4, and Friday, June 5, at 233 N. Michigan (on the Concourse Level next to Delmonico's restaurant).

Designers will include Brynn Capella Handbags, Chic Gems, etc. and Juliet Jewelry.

Sales will run up to 50 percent off! If you go, let me know what you found.

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