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A Guide to Chicago Shopping

by Jaclyn Abergas | September 22nd, 2009 | Fashion, Travel Shopping
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nordstrom-on-magnificent-mile2If you’re in Chicago and you want to shop, where will you go?

1. Magnificent Mile

Located on Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile is the place to go to to find the best in designer and signature labels. You’ll find Hugo Boss, Bottega Veneta, Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo, among others. You’ll also find Cartier, Harry Winston, Levi’s, Louis Vuitton, as well as Macy’s, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue here. If you’re shopping here, be sure to adjust your credit card limit to its maximum spending limit.

625 North Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611; Tel. (312)642-3570

2. Downtown Loop

If you’re looking to shop at a more historic part of Chicago, drop by the Loop in downtown Chicago. This is the home of the historic Marshall Field’s store (which is now Macy’s). The Marshall Field’s store is known for its celebrity sightings and appearances, magnificent annual holiday window display and the twin clocks, which the locals always turns to for the time. Other stores include Old Navy, Gap, Brooks Brothers, Nine West and The Children’s Place.

3. River North

River North is probably the best Chicago neighborhood to visit when antique and furniture stores are needed. Cosulich Interiors and Antiques as well as Christa’s Antiques are the best antique stores to start with. The Ambiente Collection and Hastens Bed Shop are probably the best ones to shop around for furniture.

4. Wicker Park and Bucktown

If you’re looking to support local economy, be sure to drop by Wicker Park and Bucktown where local designers have set up shop. Check out Una Mae’s, Robin Richman and p. 45, as well as more famous stores including Marc by Marc Jacobs, Intermix and Cynthia Rowley.

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