The Best Shopping in Chicago

900 North Michigan

With a dedication to eclectic, unique and quality fashion, Chicago’s sartorial offerings provide the elite traveler with an array of shops, department stores, boutiques and malls impressive enough to rival some of the most well known fashion cities in the world.

Whether you are pacing the sidewalks of Michigan Avenue, sifting through some truly unique vintage clothing in one of the city’s many boutiques, or wandering among the floors of Chicago’s fantastic malls, the Windy City has it all.

Shopping in Chicago means a trip to the city’s heart, North Michigan Avenue or, as it is more affectionately known the ‘Magnificent Mile’. Some of the biggest department stores in the world call this street home; the likes of Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s sit beside hundreds of specialty shops, boutiques and high-rise malls. If you make it down to the Oak Street end of North Michigan Avenue you’ll find the designer label stores and boutiques such as Hermès, Mulberry and Prada. It is also well worth taking a trip to State Street, Chicago’s original go-to shopping district. By World War I, seven of the largest department stores in the world were situated here; it is worth a visit for the architecture alone.

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