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Celebrate Dads and Grads with Westfield Old Orchard

Father's Day and Graduate gift ideas and events at Westfield Old Orhcard

 
PRLog - May 16, 2012 - CHICAGO -- Skokie, IL (May 2012)  - With Father’s Day just around the corner and high school and college graduates off to start the next phase of their lives, the question at hand seems to be: “What can I get them that they’ll love?”  With the incredible selection of retailers offered by Westfield Old Orchard (Skokie Boulevard & Old Orchard Road, 847-673-6800), gift-giving for your dad or grad can be simple and fun.  

Yes, sometimes it’s difficult to shop for dad, but Westfield Old Orchard makes it easy with great gift ideas for every dad’s taste. For the fashion conscious dad, sophisticated specialty retailer Brook Brothers pulls out all the stops.   Get him the Silver Train Cuff Links for $195 and he’ll look dapper all the way to the office.  If dad is one that lives in the gym and loves to stay in shape, Westfield Old Orchard Finish Line has a huge variety of options for him.  The Reebok ZigRee Trek Running Shoe is perfect for his next 5K run for $114.99 or get him the Nike Free 4.0 V2 Running Shoe; a Finish Line exclusive for only $89.99.  

Dad has a skin care regimen too!  Help him get his youthful glow back with a set of custom selected products from The Art of Shaving.  Gift him with The Art of Shaving Skin Care Kit which includes Facial Wash, Facial Scrub, Moisturizer, and After-Shave Mask® for $65.  Or, he can get that super close shave he loves with the Fushion Contemporary Shaving Set in Black or Ivory for $255.

Who doesn’t love supple leather goods?  Dad is no exception, so perhaps set your sights on the Leather Snap Case for his iPad for $145, or the Alpha Large Soft Leather Travel Satchel for $575 from world renowned leather retailer Tumi.

Let’s not forget about the grads!  As they embark on new adventures wouldn’t it be nice, if they take a wonder gift along for the ride? For the sentimental graduate who’ll always want something to remember her good times at school, Westfield’s Pandora offers the LP WG, pavé bracelet, 0.14ct for $770 available in Sterling Silver or 18k Rose Gold.

College-bound graduates will have something to write home about for graduation if they un-wrap the new Macbook Air notebook.  Available at Westfield’s Apple Store, it starts at $999. Or, send your grad off to college with something to make their dorm room feel more like home with fun gifts from Crate and Barrel like a set of 18th Street Dinnerware for $39.95 or a color 4’ x 6’ area Zak Rug for $299.

The “Spring Fling” Carnival returns to Westfield May 16

Westfield’s “Spring Fling” Carnival is back in a big way!  This year’s festivities commence May 16 – 20 in Westfield Old Orchard’s West parking lot.  Rides, games, food and fun are on the horizon, so mark your calendars and bring the whole family. Tickets are required to participate in rides and games and can be purchased for $1.25 each or $22 for “Unlimited Ride” daily passes.

See below for the full carnival schedule:

Date   Time
Wednesday, May 16   6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 17   6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday, May 18   6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 19   1:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 20   1:00 p.m. -  9:30 p.m.




Monday Night Car Shows this summer at Westfield

Starting Monday, June 4 Westfield Old Orchard will begin its Monday Night Car Show series. Every Monday night from 5 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.

Car enthusiasts, novices and everyone in-between can 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.

French Market coming to Westfield Old Orchard June14

Beginning Thursday, June 14 North Shore and Chicago area shoppers will enjoy a Parisian style street market at Westfield Old Orchard. The outdoor market, located near Macy’s, will house a variety of artisan vendors selling fresh produce, breads and cheeses and other local artisanal products.  Also available will be unique gifts for the home and family.  The market will be open for business from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. every Thursday through September.

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 at Westfield Old Orchard

eCosway will be setting up a new location at Westfield Old Orchard this June.  The new retailer specializes in health, beauty and nutrition products and will be located near Champps Americana.

Located next to Coldwater Creek and The Gap, The North Face’s new 6,278 square foot store will carry all of the high endurance and high performance apparel, equipment and footwear that it is internationally known. This will be the third location in the Chicagoland area, joining others in the John Hancock Center in Chicago and Sherman Plaza in Evanston.

C.D. Peacock is making a grand entrance in Westfield Old Orchard this summer near Nordstrom and Tiffany & Co.  The Chicago-based jeweler will offer collections that are not available at any other Westfield Old Orchard retailer.  Collections like Hearts on Fire and timepieces from names like Tocari, Hermes, Panerai, Chanel, IWC, Corum, Montblanc and Henri Daussi will be exclusively available at C.D. Peacock, opening this summer.  The 3,500 square foot store will be located next to Nordstrom and Tiffany & Co.

Rolex will be opening a boutique operated by C.D. Peacock located next to Tiffany & Co.  The world renowned timepiece crafter will be setting up shop in Westfield Old Orchard this fall.


Free Sip & Shop Wine Series kicks off with Sip, Shop Spa June 28

Thursday, June 28 marks the first in a series of three celebrating beauty and wellness, fashion and home decor.  Sip, Shop Spa will get you started on your summer beauty regimen, highlighting health and wellness tips that are suited for any lifestyle! Update your beauty routine and learn the tricks of the trade with new techniques and products on skin and hair maintenance and protection, fitness and make-up trends.  Beauty and wellness enthusiasts can come and enjoy a free wine tasting, small bites, live music, free make-up applications, beauty tips and spa treatments from participating Westfield retailers from 6 p.m.  – 9 p.m. Guests must be 21 and over to enjoy this event. Space is limited and registration is required.  For more information and to RSVP, visit www.westfield.com/oldorchard

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