Chicago Shopping Guide

Chicago shopping is varied and the experience can be exhilarating and exhausting at the same time. Sometimes the choice and the whole experience can overwhelm you. From apparel to accessories, foods and restaurants, books, music, sports and leisure supplies, collectibles, art, boutiques, departmental stores, fashion stores etc the choices are many.

Magnificent Mile: is Chicago's most famous and well known shopping destination. It is reported that you can find anything from a fur coat to antique furniture at the Mag mile as it is popularly called. You can find things you are looking for and also find a treasure trove of the most unexpected trinkets and finds in Chicago. Some of the world famous brands that have prominent stores on the Magnificent Mile are:

  • Banana Republic
  • Benetton 012
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Burberry
  • Filene's Basement Inc.
  • Gap
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Gucci Shops Inc.
  • Guess?
  • Hermes
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Marshalls
  • Orvis
  • Paul Stuart
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Salvatore Ferragamo

State Street: post renovation in 1996 which brought on a new growth in businesses and real estate, State Street has renewed and maintained its position as one of Chicago's most widely visited shopping areas. Many prominent Clothing stores can be found here. A few of them are listed below:

  • Carson Pirie Scott & Co
  • Marshall Field's
  • Sears
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Lerner New York
  • Ashley Stewart
  • The Mens Wearhouse
  • Old Navy
  • Modern Tuxedo
  • The Gap

Chicago Malls: malls in Chicago offer a slice of Chicago shopping on a platter with amenities such as parking, ATM's and restaurants apart from world famous departmental stores, boutiques etc. some of the most prominent shopping malls in Chicago are as follows:

  • 900 North Michigan

    which Showcases more than 60 shops and boutiques including Bloomingdales, this mall has the facility for garaged parking of vehicles, restaurants, personal shoppers etc to make the shopping experience an unforgettable one.

  • Chicago Place

    located at 700 North Michigan Avenue, this mall houses more than 50 stores including Saks Fifth Avenue and Williams-Sonoma

  • Shops at North Bridge

    located at 520 North Michigan Avenue, with over 40 stores including Nordstrom

  • American Girl Place, is a place where historical dolls and performances take place. A must visit for those who are interested in historical performances. This is located at 111 East Chicago Avenue
Other shopping finds and areas:

Apart from the large departmental stores, world famous clothing stores and other prominent brands, there are several small boutiques that show and retail the work of upcoming new talent in the field of clothing, Jewellery etc. young designers who can surprise you with their work in a wide range of products from clothes and accessories to handcrafted Jewellery, art, antiques etc. Chicago also is just the place for you if you are looking for a customized product. The Areas around Bucktown, Wicker Park and Lincoln park are particularly noted for these kinds of shops and boutiques.