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Inside Veronica Sheaffer's Bridal Studio; Major Deals at Clever Alice Pop-Up; More

Here are the latest style bites from Curbed's shopping blog, Racked Chicago.

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WICKER PARK—Veronica Sheaffer knows how to make a bride ooze grace and style. We spoke with Sheaffer at her simple yet stately studio, which is situated just where Wicker Park verges into Humboldt Park. She shared details about her creative process, what it takes to be a beautiful bride, and what to expect at her first-ever sample sale, which is coming up on October 4 and 5.

RIVER NORTH—Who doesn't love a good sale?We stopped in Clever Alice's pop-up shop in River North and got a preview the hottest pieces by Porto, Inizio, Casting and more. We recommend you hurry because the merch is good and quantity is limited for some of our favorites.

OLD TOWN—Earlier this week, Luxury Garage Sale in Old Town was victim of another "smash and grab". The thieves broke in and stole dozens of designer handbags, totaling an estimated $100,000. They did however leave one Chanel bag behind; that bag alone has a retail value of nearly $1,500.

EVERYWHERE—School's back in session, so sharpen your eyeliner pencils and start studying the latest beauty trends. Here, we've rounded up five local spots to brush up on your makeup skills, whether you want to perfect the art of the eyebrow, learn more about skincare, or transform yourself into a ghoul with a few scary strokes.