Fashion Week events in Chicago powered by FashionBar move to its biggest venue to date for runway shows and events on October 26-28. The Shows will be featured at the Spiegel Administration Building located at 1010 West 35th Street in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood.
Join us as we pay homage to this famed Chicago icon that became an innovator of apparel distribution and a beacon of fashion to many in the U.S. and abroad who would have not had access otherwise. In addition to The Shows, the Spiegel Bldg. will also host The Marketplace, a unique fashion, beauty and wellness shopping experience that is open to the public during the day and during event shows at Spiegel Oct. 26-28.
The Spiegel Admin. Bldg. is a six-story Art Moderne-style industrial structure served that served as the main administrative headquarters for Spiegel Inc., a nationally-known mail-order house that was founded in Chicago in 1907 by German immigrant Joseph Spiegel. The building is the last remaining structure from the original Central Manufacturing District (CMD), one of the first planned industrial developments in the United States, and serves as the center of one of the nation’s most innovative and successful mail-order businesses from its founding in 1907 to until the early 1990s. Click on the link to read about on the history of fashion at Spiegel: https://www.spiegel.com/history-of-spiegel/ .