Our upcoming CRAVEparties in Portland and Chicago have a similar theme: “green” shopping! Portland’s Holiday Shopping Party Goes Green” and Chicago’s “Get Glam and Green Gifting Shopping Event for Women” proves that fashion and pampering can be practical AND environmentally friendly.

CRAVE Chicago’s Holiday Shopping Party on Tuesday, December 9th at the Chicago Cultural Center will feature shopping at more than 40 local boutiques and spas, Rain Organic Vodka cocktails, complimentary Vitamin Water, appetizers by Monogramme Events Catering, a complimentary photo booth and free eco-friendly Yelp tote bags for the first 300 guests! When you buy two tickets you save $10–perfect for a holiday shopping girlfriend get-together. Bring your mom, sister, daughter or your girlfriends. Or, network at the CRAVE Connection Café hosted by Step Up Women’s Network, shehive and Alpha Women. The ticket also includes a one-year subscription to Time Out Chicago magazine. So get your girls together, grab an organic cocktail and get that holiday shopping out of the way, the green way!

CRAVE Portland’s Holiday Shopping Party on Wednesday, December 3rd at LUXE Autohaus is the biggest and best shopping event of the season for local fashionistas. Shop for sustainable, local fashion and specialty retail and get all of your holiday shopping done in one place, with over 50 local designers and boutiques offering special deals you can only find at CRAVE, including 60% off eco-fashion at Greenloop and 50% off at local indie designer Sameunderneath. Gypsy Chic will headline the live holiday fashion show series on the catwalk at 7pm. Holiday raffle featuring prizes by local designers benefits Go Red for Women. $15 advance tickets online include a fabulous re-usable shopping bag filled with designer goodies, “holiday hands” treatment, CRAVE pampering services (waxing, henna, massage) and TAZO tea, SakeOne sake-tini, Bailey’s holiday cocktail sampler or a glass of white or red wine from Thirst Wine Bar.