Chicago's Best Shopping Is In the Heart of its Neighborhoods

Megy Karydes

By , Local Expert, Chicago
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One of the best things about shopping in Chicago is the diversity and support for independent shops within neighborhood communities. Sure, the shopping along the Magnificent Mile and Water Tower Place is pretty sweet but if you want to get a real taste of what Chicago offers, step away from Michigan Avenue and hit up the neighborhoods.

For high-end boutiques like Tod’s and Prada, head towards tony Oak Street, literally steps away from Michigan Avenue. Just a touch west is River North where warehouses have been transformed into art galleries within walking distance of one another.

State Street, also known as That Great...  Read more »


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