Chicago being one of the biggest and busiest cities in the unites states of America, present shopping opportunities unparalleled by any other place. Every visitor or resident of Chicago must sample the fantastic range of shopping available to customers in this city. It is said that it is possible to find everything from furniture, to fur coats, children's, women's and men's clothing in vast ranges, sporting goods and electronics to every other conceivable item in Chicago.
All the shopper needs is to have access to his / her credit or debit card and plenty of time on hand to enjoy the experience. Chicago shopping presents great window shopping opportunities too.
Prominent shopping locations: Most prominent among shopping areas in Chicago are the Michigan avenue and state street, which have achieved must shop destination status. However there are areas such as buck town, Wicker Park and Lincoln Park to name a few which offer treasures to the explorer. Oak park, forest park, Forest County in the suburbs are popular shopping destinations.
Range of products: antiques, art, art supplies, bags, bath and body products, books, cosmetics, eyewear, custom made products, clothing items, furniture and fixtures, home accessories, leather products, men's products and accessories, paper goods, tableware, vintage furniture, shoes and jewellry are just some of the products that are available in Chicago.
Chicago shopping malls: the most prominent among the malls in Chicago are 900 north Michigan which houses over 60 boutique shops showcasing the best of brands and designer boutiques. Chicago place at Michigan Avenue houses about 50 prominent shops.
In north Michigan Avenue is located the mall called shops at north bridge which houses more than 40 prominent stores. American girl place in east Chicago Avenue is also a prominent mall. The attraction here is the historical dolls and performances.
One of the most prominent of all Chicago shopping destinations is the "magnificent mile" or the Greater North Michigan Avenue. This is home to the best offerings for shopping opportunity in Chicago with over 460 stores and close to 300 restaurants.
Shoppers are attracted to the Magnificent mile all year around. There are many famous boutiques located here such as the Cartier boutique, Hermes's, tiffany and Co. and many of the world famous departmental stores such as Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Lord and Taylor.
Outlet malls in Chicago: there are many outlet malls in Chicago which offer the shopper merchandise from many upscale designers ar discounted prices.
Premium Outlet Mall: this is one such mall located in downtown Chicago in Aurora. It has over 120 stores which offer merchandise at up to 65% discounted prices.
Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall: is a mall that is located some 45 miles north of Chicago. It houses about 200 stores. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Chicago as it houses attractions such as the Reptile Zoo, Rainforest Café, Disney Store and a Cineplex for the benefit and entertainment of the shopper.
Prime Outlets Huntley Mall: is a mall that has recently undergome renovation works and many stores such as the Ann Taylor, Calvin Klein, Banana Republic etc have been added. This mall is located about 50 miles northwest of Chicago and is a favourite haunt for bargain hunters.