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Supermodels in Glass Boxes; Bow Tie World Records; More!

And now the latest from Racked Chicago, covering everything you need to know about the city's shopping, style, and retail from the sidewalks up.

THE LOOP—This week, Victoria's Secret Supermodel Erin Heatherton climbed inside the glass box at the top of the Willis Tower to launch the new Victoria's Secret VSX sportswear line and we were there to catch it all... and ask her what's on her iPod.

THE LOOP—This Sunday, August 28th is National Bow Tie Day and thousands upon thousands of Chicago bow tie enthusiasts are descending upon Millennium Park with Chicago bow tie maker, TheTieBar.com to attempt to break the world record for the most bow ties being tied at one time.

GOLD COAST—The nation's first shopping festival, In Fashion invades the Magnificent Mile with celebs, sales, promos, lounges and specials. Presented by Mercedes and Mastercard, the festival starts today and runs through September 8th.

BUCKTOWN & WICKER PARK—If you don't have enough reasons already to get off your ass and go spend some money this weekend, a whole lotta shops in Wicker Park and Bucktown are getting together to have one last big sale before all the fall merchandise starts arriving. Over 50 stores like Trillium, Penelope's, p.45, and The T-Shirt Deli, Joe's Jeans are all on major sale (like 70%). They're billing it as "The Last Call Summer Sidewalk Sale" and believe us when we tell you- it is absolutely something you don't want to miss.