Clothing Stores

We all have love/hate relationships with our clothes, and travel only heightens the emotions. We forget to pack something, or we need something unexpectedly, or we just want to see what Chicago has to offer that our own city may not. That's why 10Best compiles a list of the best clothing stores in town. From independent boutiques to upscale chains, we tell you where to find terrific basics and quality fashions that will get you through any clothing crisis. Popular possibilities? Ikram and Gamma Player.

Lincoln Park


For completely guilt-free shopping in sophisticated Lincoln Park, try Nau, a unique clothing store with an environmentally-friendly mission. The clothes, all designed to last at least ten years, are basic, neutral-toned, timeless, and crafted...  Read More



The upscale store, whose smartly-clad staff are right at home among the shop's hardwood floors and stylish fixtures, features a veritable who's-who of prestigious international designers. It also offers impossible-to-find vintage clothing and...  Read More

Gamma Player


The Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods are giving the Magnificent Mile a run for its money. Among the hip boutiques lining the streets is Gamma Player, opened by Jeff Mills and his wife, Yoko Uozumi. You'll find original fashions from all...  Read More



One of the Windy City's hottest shopping spots for cutting-edge styles, Escada offers adaptable, high-fashion clothing that can easily suit a woman from afternoon to late evening. Patrons enjoy the fine quality and sleek look of the Escada line,...  Read More



A minimalist, modern showcase for the designer's line of upscale men's and women's clothing and accessories, this shop has a full line – suits, pants, belts, shoes, bags, and watches. In 1921, Gucci started the line of clothing after returning...  Read More



Fashion-conscious men frequent this shop for wonderful clothing. Zegna specializes in hand-tailored suits – double-breasted jackets, well-cut trousers, even shirts. Allow the professional staff to fit you in something from the...  Read More

Salvatore Ferragamo


Salvatore Ferragamo has long been known for enviable Italian shoe designs, and this shop ably displays a range of famous boots, loafers, and wingtips. The store stays a step ahead of fashion trends, and if your budget allows, you'll certainly...  Read More



Mass produced personalization is most definitely NOT what you are going to find at Habit. Instead, this design collective is about showcasing up-and-coming designers. Unique, well-crafted and (most importantly) cutting-edge clothing and...  Read More



Roslyn adds a new wrinkle to the business of selling unique designer clothing: each piece is accompanied by a framed biography and history of the designer. Owner Roslyn Dulyapaibul also takes great care in selecting her stock. Her handpicked...  Read More



Serving as the centerpiece for the boutique floor, the black and white portrait of a woman announces the ethos for Koros: beauty and glamor. Under the ownership of Kristen Skordilis, there is no shortage of either. Shoppers are pampered with...  Read More