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Get ready for a weekend of the best summer shopping! From July 27-29, independent retailers and national chains will set up shop with too-good-to-resist deals on the sidewalks throughout downtown. Find great deals on apparel, shoes, one-of-a-kind accessories, jewelry, decorative arts and more! 

New this year Downtown Evanston is hosting a Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest to add color and design to the downtown sidewalks and create a friendly, artsy competition between businesses, artists and families in Evanston! The sidewalk in front of storefronts will be decorated on Friday afternoon and evening. Come out on Saturday to view the outdoor art gallery while you shop and eat downtown. An asterisk denotes a participating business. 

Join us on Saturday and Sunday from 1-2pm for buskers at Fountain Square! Aaron Smith will play banjo and guitar on Saturday and Alisa Rosenthal will play ukulele on Sunday. We'll also have big games and other activities during the weekend.

Below are the businesses participating in the Sidewalk Sale with special sale information listed as available. 

 

Comix Revolution | 606 Davis St.

Comix Revolution | 606 Davis St.

Check out a great selection of graphic novels for $5 and hardcovers for $10!  

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Coucou & Olive | 1716 Sherman Ave. **

Coucou & Olive | 1716 Sherman Ave. **

Coucou & Olive will have new sale items -- in addition to the current Summer Sale of 30-50% off items -- plus Kellie's Barely Worn Rack (a collection of unique designer clothing from owner Kellie Poulos!)  Don't miss out on these sales!

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Uncle Dan's | 1600 Sherman Ave.

Uncle Dan's | 1600 Sherman Ave.

Up to 50% off past seasons' styles from your favorite brands.

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Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Ave. **

Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Ave. **

Stop by for lots of goodies outside including housewares and accessories and $1 sale bags inside. 


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Evanston Games & Cafe | 1610 Maple Ave. **

Evanston Games & Cafe | 1610 Maple Ave. **

Keep the kids busy during the last month of summer! Evanston Games & Cafe is offering 15% off games rated for ages 2+, 5+, and 8+, along with a general clearance sale. Plus, anyone making a purchase can roll jumbo-sized "prize dice" to win a prize such as a free drink, an extra percentage off, a mystery game, etc. 

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First Northern Credit Union | 1705 Sherman Ave. **

First Northern Credit Union | 1705 Sherman Ave. **

Stop by on Saturday, July 28 for a hot dog! First Northern Credit Union will have a hot dog cart outside of their business from 11am to 1pm. 

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Becky & Me Toys | 620 Grove St.

Becky & Me Toys | 620 Grove St.

Be sure to stop by on July 27-28 for great toys, books, games, novelties, and more marked down 20-50%! Brands include Playmobil, Corolle, Calico Critters, Brio, Creativity for Kids and more.  Plus, there will be $1, $2, $5, and $10 bins with items that are up to 90% off the original prices! 

Come early for the special "Christmas in July" sale Tuesday to Thursday from noon to 3pm for additional discounts on big Playmobil sets, Thomas and Friends, toy chests, and more!

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Close Knit | 1630 Orrington Ave.

Close Knit | 1630 Orrington Ave.

Stop by on Sunday at 2pm to learn how to make a pompom! Free and open to all ages -- great kids activity! 

Close Knit is also one of the stops on the Chicago-area Yarn Crawl which begins Saturday, July 28. Stop by to pick up a passport!

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Gigi Bottega | 612 Davis St.

Gigi Bottega | 612 Davis St.

Don't miss the awesome $10 & $20 racks as well as 50-70% off clearance items! 

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The Pop Up Gallery | 1627 Sherman Ave. **

The Pop Up Gallery | 1627 Sherman Ave. **

The Pop Up Gallery features arts and crafts by a variety of artists. Products range from jewelry to soap to illustrations to pillows and more! Stop by to welcome this new store to downtown Evanston and meet some of the artists!

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Campus Gear | 1722 Sherman Ave.

Campus Gear | 1722 Sherman Ave.

Stock up on t-shirts, hats and more all marked down 50-75% off! And, Cubs fans don't miss out on 1/2 off all Chicago Cubs Championship merchandise.  

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Underground Printing | 818 Clark St.

Underground Printing | 818 Clark St.

All retail is 20% off on Friday, July 28 -- that means t-shirts as low as $4! 



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Urban Outfitters | 921 Church St.

Urban Outfitters | 921 Church St.

Stop by Urban Outfitters for some great deals! Take 25% off all women’s tees, tanks and bras, 25% off all men’s tees and an additional 30% off all sale merchandise. We’ll be open 9a-9p Friday and Saturday and 10a-7p Sunday!
 

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Asha SalonSpa | 1604 Sherman Ave. - 2nd Floor **

Asha SalonSpa | 1604 Sherman Ave. - 2nd Floor **

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dragonfly-df | 1501 A Chicago Ave. **

dragonfly-df | 1501 A Chicago Ave. **

Lots of great sales on clothing and accessories...racks inside and outside the store on July 27-28. Note that the store is closed on Sunday, July 29.

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Bloom 3 | 1503 Chicago Ave.

Bloom 3 | 1503 Chicago Ave.

Stop by for unique and vintage finds outside at Bloom 3! 

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Vinic Wine | 1509 Chicago Ave.

Vinic Wine | 1509 Chicago Ave.

Stop by Vinic for surprises inside and outside the store and enjoy a glass of wine. 

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Stepping Out on Faith | 1632 Orrington Ave.

Stepping Out on Faith | 1632 Orrington Ave.

Step into something new at Stepping Out on Faith! Take 25% off all clothing and accessories outside of the store. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

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Beck's Book Store | 716 Clark Street

Beck's Book Store | 716 Clark Street

Take an additional 30% off all sale merchandise including Northwestern University t-shirts, sweatshirts and gifts! Stop by Friday, 10am to 5pm and Saturday, 10am to 3pm. Closed Sunday.

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Bottle & Bottega | 1016 Davis St. **

Bottle & Bottega | 1016 Davis St. **

Looking for a new piece of art for your home? Stop by Bottle & Bottega for a discounted painting and get 15% off if you sign up for an art & wine night while you're there! 

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Accents Plus | 601 Davis St.

Accents Plus | 601 Davis St.

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Williams Shoes the Walking Spirit | 710 Church St.

Check out racks and racks of shoes on sale! 

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One River School of Art + Design | 1033 Davis St. **

One River School of Art + Design | 1033 Davis St. **

Check out the art installation inside and outside of this new art school and gallery!

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CycleBar | 1702 Maple Ave. **

CycleBar | 1702 Maple Ave. **

Head over to CycleBar for 25% off select merchandise! While you're there, ask about special offers for first-time riders! Don't miss the Christmas in July special on classes only available through July 29! 

20% off a 20 pack --> Promo code: 532851613998
25% off 50 pack (plus 2 extra rides) --> Promo code: 437930404503
30% off 100 pack (plus 5 extra rides) --> Promo code: 441043554566

Check out CycleBar website for more info. 

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The Little Mexican Cafe | 1010 Church St. **

The Little Mexican Cafe | 1010 Church St. **

Grab some tasty Mexican food while you shop and get inspired by the chalk art design!

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SPENGA | 1026 Davis St. **

SPENGA | 1026 Davis St. **

Stop in to check out the newest fitness studio in downtown Evanston! Check out the studio and the chalk art design! 

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La Cocinita | 1625 Chicago Ave. **

La Cocinita | 1625 Chicago Ave. **

Refuel with some arepas or tacos and check out the chalk art!

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