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Pets Dressed in Costumes; Live Blogging SOFA; More

...And now the latest from your intrepid shoppers over at Racked Chicago, covering everything you need to know about the city's shopping, style, and retail from the sidewalks up.


STREETERVILLE—For the 18th year in a row, SOFA Expo is invading Navy Pier with expensive taste and we're in house live blogging the first day - taking it all in. The festival is open all weekend until 6 p.m. on Sunday so if you like what you see it might be worth a trip to Navy Pier.

GOLD COAST—Love cute pets? How about cute pets in costumes? From an Will & Kate to "Hide Yo Kids Hide Yo Wife" Tails in the City pet store in the Gold Coast held their annual pet parade and costume contest for Halloween and we've got the pics to prove it.

LOOP—Our lovable and relatable duo, Bill & Giuliana Rancic will be at Macy's Walnut Room tomorrow lighting up the big tree to kick off the holiday shopping season. If you can't make it but you want to see our time lapse video of the Great Tree being built, we've got that too.

GOLD COASTShrine Haberdashers in the Gold Coast (like we can't get enough of 'em) is celebrating their one year birthday and giving away a $500 shopping spree to celebrate. Click through to find out how to win and items you could buy if you win. Good luck and may the best (gentle) man win.