Illinois Shopping

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Illinois Shopping

  • Magnificent Mile/Michigan Avenue

    Chicago Shopping

    North Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile, is one of the world's best shopping destinations, rivaling US streets like 5th Ave. in New York and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Shopping centers such as Water Tower Place and 900 N. Michigan offer hundreds of stores, along with plenty of other stores on the street, including: Hugo Boss, Armani, Louis...

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  • Marshall Field's

    Chicago Shopping

    I do not find anything especially unique or interesting about Water Tower Place. It's a big mall, that is about it. I would have you go to State and Washington for the 'original' department store (now a Macys)...Marshall Fields...This is truly one of the orginal dept stores in the country. There is a beautiful domed cieling with cermaic design by...

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  • Outlet Malls

    Chicago Shopping

    A question I see frequently on forum boards is regarding outlet shopping, mainly from visitors from overseas. There are no outlet malls located within the city of Chicago, most of them require that you have a car or take a commuter train and then a bus and quite honestly, I just don't think you get that good of a deal at the outlet malls. Many of...

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  • Clothing & Accessories

    Chicago Shopping

    The custom fitting and the attention to detail that is provided the second you walk into the store is really an exceptional experience. They go out of their way to make sure your clothing is custom tailored to your liking. If you are looking for men's custom clothes and that tailored to fit you then this is the place to go. It really depends on...

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  • Eating & Drinking

    Chicago Shopping

    One of my favorite things to do when I arrive in a foreign city is check out their grocery stores, whether it be to stock up on cheap water and soda, grab an inexpensive lunch or check out the candy aisle. Here are a few of the options for grocery shopping in Chicago, I've listed the locations closest to downtown: Jewel-550 N. State, 1210 N....

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  • Flea Markets & Antiques

    Chicago Shopping

    The hype on their website is a little overstated, the Randolph Street Market is nowhere near as large as Portobello Road in London or the Marche aux Puces in Paris but I think this is as close to those as there is inside the Chicago city limits. Plus it's only held one weekend a month AND it has an admission fee.

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  • Maxwell Street Market

    Chicago Shopping

    Last visit May 2013 The new Maxwell Street market is a misnomer as it's not on Maxwell Street at all. And for that matter, doesn't even resemble the market I remember being on Maxwell Street. The original market area, which was on Maxwell Street, was taken over by the expansion of the University of Illinois-Chicago campus so the market was moved...

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  • State Street

    Chicago Shopping

    Carson, Pirie Scott was one of the 2 major department stores in Chicago with a long local history. It was closed a number of years ago, but recently was taken over by Target. The discussions on how to display the Target logo were long, but I think it's worked out nicely. Inside it is very clean with bold colors, while retaining the old...

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  • Books & Music

    Chicago Shopping

    UPDATE - ALL BORDERS STORES ARE NOW CLOSED. Again, not a unique store to Chicago since there are any number throughout the United States. The Borders we visited last evening in Chicago is a little unique in that it is located in what I believe is an old bank building in the Uptown area of Chicago. This store has 2 floors and a very good selection...

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  • Cosmetics & bath products

    Chicago Shopping

    I originally heard about Lush products on a travel website, they were available only in London at the time and people raved about their fresh handmade bath products, made with natural ingredients. Lush came to the US sometime ago, the original store on Armitage opened in 2004 and since then they've opened retail outlets in Macy's in Water Tower,...

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  • American Girl Place

    Chicago Shopping

    This is THE Desitination place for little girls between the ages of 5 and 12. A venue for selling the American Girl dolls. The store has its own theatre- The Circle of Friends- a musical which features seven girls planning a birthday quilt for their friend Laura. Each girl has made a quilt square inspired by the story of an American Girl from long...

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  • Home Furnishings

    Chicago Shopping

    IKEA isn't so much a store as it is a way of life. Inexpensive home furnishings for the masses, displayed in clean, well-lit and spartan surroundings - a formula that has worked around the world. The Chicago-area IKEA, in suburban Schaumburg, is the company's busiest outlet in North America, with reported sales last year of $160 million. By some...

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  • Michigan Avenue

    The one-mile (1.6-kilometer) stretch of Michigan Avenue that runs north from the Chicago River to Oak Street is the main thoroughfare between the Loop and the fashionable Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. It is also the largest and busiest shopping area in Chicago, and caters mainly to the affluent and tourists. Known as the Magnificent Mile,...

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  • Shopping paradise for girls of ages 5 to...

    If you visit Chicago with children, do not forget American Girl Place. The three-story building is located off north Michigan Avenue and has proved to be an impressive Chicago tourist attraction -- at least for the preteen 5 to 12 year-old girls. But girls 13 to 99 years will also enjoy the place (hehehe). The store has welcomed more than a million...

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  • If You Are In Chicago With Female...

    If you are in Chicago with female children ages 3-12, it is probably imperative to at least visit the American Girl Place! It's located across the street from the historic Water Tower, and girls just love the American Girl Dolls, and they adore going to this Shoppe (it's way more than a shop!)Here's a summary of some of what you will see there:a....

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  • A haven for sport shoppers

    This is a multistorey store for sporting goods and clothing. We liked the location of the store and the stuff it had. Once you are tired and exhausted after shopping, you can drag yourselves and your newly acquired assets to Rock and Roll McDonald or the Rainforest Cafe for a lunch or dinner. They are loacetd just across the street. Footwear,...

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  • Economical shopping and dining

    We have been shopping at Lincolnwood Mall since ages. It is a world class shopping destination, newly rebuilt and in one of the finest suburbs of Lincolnwood, just north of Chicago main city and south of the city we lived in. This premier shopping mall provides three anchor stores, which are Old Navy, Kohls, and Carson Pirie Scott. The last two are...

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  • A mall with Rainforest Cafe

    This is reported to be Illinois' #1 Tourist Destination that is anchored by Nordstrom, Marshall Field's, Lord & Taylor, Sears and JC Penney. Woodfield has nearly 300 stores, restaurants, and specialty shops all under one roof. The beautiful and elegant Woodfield Mall in Woodfield has a Rainforest Cafe that a family with children can use to fill in...

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  • Women's shopping paradise

    All along we had thought that the UAE was the most economically priced country in the world due to its duty free nature. This was proven wrong at Burlington Coat Factory where quality and prices reigned supreme.When the 5 of us (including my nephew) went in, we shopped for about 3 hours for all clothings and footwear. It was awesome. Talisman...

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