The week in engaging with your local economy:

—So a little bird told me that Wildfang may be considering a move across the river from their current SE Grand fort, which one can't imagine gets the best afternoon-shopper foot traffic. That's where a good store party comes in handy, and these tomboys are always ready to throw down. Tonight is meant to celebrate their new "Band of Thieves" collection, with boozes, a photobooth, and DJ sets from Natasha Kmeto and Felisha. Wildfang, 1230 SE Grand, Thurs, May 22, 6-9 pm

—No less than 10 brands are emptying out for this "Spring Clean" sample sale, and "big discounts" are promised from the likes of Bridge & Burn, BLTN Jewelry, Make It Good, Wood & Faulk, and more. Ace Cleaners, 403 SW 10th, Sat, May 24, 11 am-5 pm

Consign Couture is three now, and celebrating with raffles, swag bags, 20% off apparel, handbags, and shoes, plus wine/cake/cocktails. Consign Couture, 7400 N Lombard, Sat, May 24, 4-8 pm

—Graduates of the joint MFA in Applied Craft + Design program from OCAC/PNCA are having their graduate show, "Mixed Messages," which if earlier work can be trusted, means there'll be a ton of interesting concepts on display that mix up the approaches of craft, art, and design. Bison Building, 421 NE 10th, Sat, May 24, 6-9 pm

—Studio mates Reif and Seaecho are hosting an intimate "happy hour" with bubbles and deals on "turbans, bags, clothing, fabric and more," including one-of-a-kinds and samples at up to 70% off. 3115 NE Sandy #230, Sat May 24, 2-6 pm

—The gorgeous textiles and relaxed shapes of Ace & Jig are having a huge moment, and half of the design team—Jenna Wilson—will be on hand for a trunk show thrown by stockist Frances May. Shop 20% exclusive designs, samples, an SS14 (online use code: ace&jig20). Frances May, 1013 SW Washington, Sun May 25, 1-4 pm

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