Best Chicago, IL Shopping

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    9. Andersonville

    Long ago Swedes settled into this North Side neighborhood, leaving the name Andersonville behind to more contemporary residents. Catering to their disposable income and refined tastes, the stretch of Clark Street...

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    8. River North

    Just a few blocks from Michigan Avenue is Chicago's gallery district in the River North neighborhood. While there are several pockets throughout the city that is home to great art galleries, this has the city's...

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    7. Roscoe Village

    Next door to Wrigleyville, the refreshingly quiet neighborhood of Roscoe Village has a growing presence of locally owned shops. Spend hours looking through specialty stores along Roscoe Street from children's...

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    6. Magnificent Mile & Streeterville

    Apple, Cole Haan, Vince, Ermenegildo Zegna, Giorgio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry, Cartier and Tiffany and Company all have homes on this one mile stretch but nestled within towering skyscraper malls you'll...

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    5. East Lakeview/Boystown

    Like every neighborhood in Chicago, local stores reflect local tastes. Shops in East Lakeview, also known as gay-friendly Boystown, carry everything from adult novelty gifts to faddish clothes and accessories. This...

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    4. State Street

    Shopping on State Street is Chicago's downtown area is divided in two parts: North and South. North of the Chicago River is a cluster of exclusive boutiques, especially near Rush Street. To the south of the River is...

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    3. Lincoln Park

    Some of the city's trendiest shops, bars, and theaters call this neighborhood home, as does the famous Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Named for the park that encompasses its eastern border, the neighborhood of Lincoln...

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    2. Oak Street

    Oak Street is at the top of Chicago's most prestigious shopping destinations. Prada, Barney's New York, Tod's and Agent Provocateur are just a few high-end shops that adorn the one block shopping district, many of...

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About Chicago, IL Shopping

Shopping in Chicago boils down to where, not what. Front and center, Michigan Avenue is the well-traveled main drag, covering basics to the most revered names in fashion. The doors at American Girl's flagship store are constantly turning out happy girls with big red bags. Beyond the crowds, luxurious streets accommodate a haven of high-end shopping. West Town looks a bit different from the polished facades. Wicker Park's collection of independent boutiques draw the bulk of its visitors. Artists make themselves known among the emerging yet thriving gallery scene. River North is undoubtably the prime spot for apartment therapy. Interior designers heavenly browse the shops and enormous warehouses of furniture and home design. In every neighborhood, trendy consignment shops attract the urban fashion you'll see all over the Chicago.

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