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River North Walmart Opens With Drama; Ten Local Designers' Fall Collections; DSW Opens in Loop

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And now, the latest from the experts at Racked Chicago, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.

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RIVER NORTH - Opening day for the city's newest Walmart Express in River North was all kinds of drama complete with protesters and produce. Join us on our early morning liveblogging escapades.

LAKEVIEW - Just as the River North Walmart Express has opened, World Market in Lakeview is liquidating, making room for the next Walmart. The last day of business could be as soon as May 30th or as late as June 17 depending how fast merchandise continues to sell.

RIVER NORTH - StyleChicago's The Art of Fashion showcased 10 local designers. We've picked some highlights from the collections for your review.

LOOP - DSW in the thick of it on State Street opened with a big ribbon and scissors to match, other minor fanfare as well. This is the newest store in Chicagoland, a two-level suede-smelling shoe lover's paradise.

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