Tommy Hilfiger Sale Set for Gurnee Mills Woodfield Mall Casting Its Net for Help during the Holidays

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The fashion conscious shopper looking to save a few dollars may want to hit the Tommy Hilfiger sale at Gurnee Mills.

The warehouse sale runs through Oct. 1 in a store near Spiegel. Shoppers can expect merchandise to be marked 70 percent off retail prices.

The store is mainly filled with men's jeans selling for $28, women's jeans for $25, sweaters with $32 pricetags, $10 hats, $10 T-shirts and jackets selling for $40.

The sale is taking place in temporary store at the mall. Plans are underway to open a Tommy Hilfiger Jeans store at the mall this fall. Hot clothing designer Hilfiger describes his clean-cut clothing as "traditional with a twist."

Extra cash needed?: As fall is just kicking off, stores at Woodfield Shopping Center is preparing for the Christmas season.

The Schaumburg mall is now hiring holiday help.

In an effort to find these employees, a job fair takes place from noon to 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Marshall Field's Court.

The fair provides full-time, part-time and seasonal employment opportunities at more than 60 stores. No appointments are necessary for candidates to meet with management-level representatives from Woodfield's five major department stores, restaurant's and specialty shops.

Here kitty, kitty: If you can't find the kitty at Woodfield, that's because it's in a new location.

The San Rio store, featuring Hello Kitty and related accessories, moved to the upper level near J.C. Penney's. The shop is now more visible, according to mall management officials.

Scarecrow Olympics: A fall-themed parade is planned for

Oct. 3 at Charlestowne Mall in St. Charles.

Scarecrows will be on parade at the mall as kids are invited to compete in the Kid's Club Annual Scarecrow Contest.

Entries will be displayed in the food court and every entrant will receive a free carousel ride. Children are asked to bring their scarecrow to the Kid's Club meeting between 9 a.m. and noon Oct. 3 for judging. The first place winner will receive a $25 mall gift certificate. Second- and third-place prizes will also be awarded.

Also on tap for the club for kids on that day is a gymnastics demonstration sponsored by Energym Kats. Gymnastics instructors will lead children ages 6 and younger through a circuit of soft shape mats and materials. …