Open House & Fashion Show

19 November, 2019
Department of Curiosities News

Such exciting times at Department of Curiosities! We are finishing up production of our first round of preview orders and gearing up for more events centered around curiosity and beauty. We are humbled and grateful for the support we’ve received from our Chicago community. Preview sales have been instrumental in launching this venture. To that end, we would like to cordially invite you to one final “Preview” event. Please join us this Saturday, July 30, from 2 – 6 pm at our storefront/workshop at 3013 W. Armitage. This event will be the last time we offer our special preview pricing. As always, we’ll have some French rosé and perhaps a cooling punch to take the edge off of the summer heat as you peruse our luscious silks.


Saturday, July 30th: 2 – 6 pm
3013 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647


Wit Pop Up: 
One of our in-house lines, Production Mode, will be setting up shop at theWit Hotel during the month of August. TheWit Hotel is located at 201 N. State St. in Chicago’s downtown Loop. Boutique hours are W-F 2 – 7 pm and Saturdays 12 – 7 pm.

Corsetry Class: 
Designer Gerry Quinton of our in-house corsetry brand, Morua, will be offering a three day workshop for intermediate and advanced stitchers entitled “Corset making for Beginners”. The class will be held here at Department of Curiosities on August 12 – 14. This course runs only once per year and only two spots are left. Email gerry@​moruadesigns.​com to secure your place. More information can be found here.

Fashion Show: 
We end August with our first Fashion Show, at ROOF, the beautiful atrium space atop theWit Hotel. Sip a cocktail and enjoy the work of Production Mode and Department of Curiosities against the backdrop of Chicago’s grand skyline. Save the date: the show will be on Thursday, August 25th at 7 pm. Space is limited so we recommend arriving early.

Do stay tuned as we have many more exciting affairs in the coming months, including the launch of our e-commerce shop, and more events in Chicago and beyond.

Department of Curiosities is a partnership of designers Gerry Quinton and Jamie Hayes and their respective brands: Morua & Production Mode. The storefront/studio is open every Friday from 12 – 7 pm and by appointment. Please follow us on Instagram @departmentofcuriosities.

Special thanks to Sarah Ann Wright, whose photographs are featured above.