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Last Thursday I wrote a Shopping column about the adorable little white dress.

Since I'm the queen of mustard and coffee stains (they just come out of nowhere, don't they?), I'm a little leery of sporting this trend myself. But I highly recommend it for others a little less clumsy. (My stain remover of choice is the Tide to Go stick -- fits in your purse perfectly!).

And so here is a lovely white lace dress that didn't make last Thursday's story due to space. Whether worn as a dress or a tunic over a pair of denim, this Kersh dress, $79.95 at Hubba Hubba, 3309 N. Clark St., could be a welcome and affordable addition to your summer wardrobe.

Hubba Hubba hours are: Noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call (773) 477-1414 for more information.

Check out a photo gallery of other little white masterpieces.

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If you'll be in or around East Lakeview this weekend, stop by gifts and accessories boutique Spare Parts for their sidewalk sale today, May 15, and Sunday, May 16. You'll find savings of up to 50 percent off.

Spare Parts, open for more than 20 years, is an East Lakeview staple, offering everything from custom jewelry by local designers to men's accessories to candles to quirky animal backpacks and clothing for children. Not to mention an incredible handbag selection for women (a purse-lovers dream)!

Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; closed Monday. Call (773) 525-4242.

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Save on men's and women's clothing at Fix Boutique, 1101 W. Fulton, at two events this weekend in the West Loop.


Although the West Loop shopping district lost a valuable addition this past year (the lovely eco-friendly Pivot boutique sadly closed its doors in October), there is still plenty of shopping to do.

And with two events this weekend -- both with sales and one with cocktails -- now is a good time to get acquainted with the stores of the West Loop:

WALK THE WEST LOOP: From 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 13, walk from shop to shop and sip while you save. Stores will offer up to 20 percent off select items, as well as complimentary cocktails. Stores include Fix Boutique, Spex, Oprah Store, Tribecca, Solo Salon and 2 Sisters Boutique.

EXPLORE FULTON MARKET:
During Fulton Market District's annual spring open house, stores will offer up to 20 percent off select items. Stop by Juniper Cafe, 1139 W. Fulton, to pick up a map and get your coffee fix for the day. Shops and galleries include Fix Boutique, Koros Art & Style, Mars Gallery, Jan's Antiques and Heidi Hess Designs.

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From 3 to 5 p.m. between now and May 16, bring a friend along to Happy Hour at Starbucks for buy-one-get-one-free frappuccinos!

Choose from Soy Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino (above), Extra Coffee Caramel Frappuccino and Mocha Light Frappuccino.

Afraid you'll forget? Sign up for a daily reminder at www.frappuccino.com.

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