Adorable gifts boutique Virtu, 2034 N. Damen, is offering a handful of sales this month: 10 percent off everything in the store; selected items are 20 to 40 percent off. All sales are final, and the sales last through January 31.
The cute little Bucktown shop offers stationary, greeting cards, candles, jewelry, ceramics and other home items. Virtu also sells a line of jewelry I love called Poppi, which makes beautiful cocktail-style rings made of glass beads. I'm a huge fan of the rings because they look great with either a dress or a casual, T-shirt-and-jeans look.
If anyone gets the Virtu newsletter, you'll know owner Julie Horowitz Jackson loves to chat. Her lengthy e-mails include in-depth descriptions of new store items, sale announcements, and she loves to thank her customers for being so faithful over the years.
Now you can follow her on Facebook, where she'll post information -- in much shorter form -- about sales and store events.
Happy sale shopping!