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BEST SHOPPING IN CHICAGO: 15 PLACES TO EXPLORE

The Windy City offers a lot of options when it comes to retail therapy. Here are some of the places where you can experience the best shopping in Chicago:

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Best Shopping in Chicago: Department Stores

Bloomingdale’s

With 2 locations in Chicago, you can have your fill browsing the upscale collections on display at Bloomingdale’s. There’s one in 900 North Michigan Shops and another in The Shops at North Bridge.

Macy’s

This department store chain has 2 locations in Chicago: one in the Marshall Field and Company Building and the other at Water Tower Place. Here, you can select from brand-name clothing, fashion accessories, home furnishings and other household items.

Saks Fifth Avenue

Designer fashion pieces, household items and other high-end goods abound in this classy department store chain.

Best Shopping in Chicago: Malls and Arcades

Andersonville Galleria

This artsy mall features more than 90 independent vendors offering clothing pieces, gift items, artisanal wares and gourmet food.

Water Tower Place

More than a hundred retail shops, restaurants and spas find their home at Water Tower Place in Chicago.

Best Shopping in Chicago: Neighborhoods and Streets

Andersonville

Swedish businesses dominate the commercial strip in Andersonville. Here, you’ll find locally-owned shops offering antiques, vintage items, confections, books, fashion pieces, household goods and a lot more – many of which have Swedish roots.

Lincoln Square

Cobblestone streets and charming storefronts give the retail experience in Lincoln Square a European appeal. There are several boutiques and galleries within the neighborhood, along with specialty shops and their quirky finds.

Magnificent Mile

The Magnificent Mile is by far the most popular shopping hub in Chicago. With various world-renowned shops, malls and department stores, you can definitely get your retail fix here.

River North

The neighborhood of River North in Chicago is a popular destination for original art shopping. It also has several shops that offer home décor and furniture.

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Wicker Park

Wicker Park is home to a number of shops that offer international brands, high fashion pieces, art work and household items. There is also a host of indie shops within the neighborhood.

Best Shopping in Chicago: Specialty Shops

diptyque

This fragrance specialist offers a selection of perfumes, scented candles and beauty products.

Dusty Groove America

With a spiffy storefront, Dusty Groove attracts shoppers looking for new, used and rare LPs, CDs and DVDs from different genres.

Best Shopping in Chicago: Thrift Stores and Flea Markets

Maxwell Street Market

On Sundays, you can visit the outdoor Maxwell Street Market for bargain finds on various items.

Randolph Street Market

This monthly flea market lets you rummage for art, jewelry, antiques and other upscale wares.

Village Discount Outlet Store 11

Each day, Village Discount Outlet offers specials on extensive selections of second-hand clothing, toys and household items.