Nude Gianella T-bar heel by Pura Lopez, on sale for $217.60. Image courtesy of Bona Drag.

Bona Drag’s Open House and Annual Sale Starts July 9

Wear your sneakers and bring your cash.

Tomorrow, Saturday, July 9, Bona Drag, the high-fashion bohemian shopping site based in Bay View, will commence its annual tradition of letting its devotees through an actual – as opposed to digital – door. Once a year the site hosts a  sale at 2433 S Kinnickinnic Ave. from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Like a New York sample sale (minus overnight camping), lines will form about an hour before the sale starts, says Bona Drag owner Heather Wojner. Last year, she says, plenty of Chicago fashionistas drove north just for the occasion and some mega-brand loyalists even flew in for the chance to nab stylish separates with super-steep discounts.

This year, sale items will be discounted up to 85 perfect off the retail price, and non-sale items will be 20 percent off. If you bring cash, you’ll get an extra five percent off, and there’s no need to worry about stripping down in front of strangers as there will be a handful of fitting rooms. Perhaps more importantly, there will be cocktails.

And now, a few of our favorite items to watch for.

Blush empire Guipure dress by Zimmerman, on sale for $945.
Ochre empire heiress dress by Zimmerman, on sale for $910.


Hawaiian rum punch Shira dress by Rachel Antonoff, on sale for $102.



Claire Hanan worked at the magazine as an editor from 2012-2017. She edited the Culture section and wrote stories about all sorts of topics, including the arts, fashion, politics and more. In 2016, she was a finalist for best profile writing at the City and Regional Magazine Awards for her story "In A Flash." In 2014, she won the the Milwaukee Press gold award for best public service story for editing "Handle With Care," a service package about aging in Milwaukee. Before all this, she attended the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and New York University's Summer Publishing Institute.