Chicago is one of the premiere shopping destinations in the United States, with everything ranging from extremely high end boutiques to bargain basement outlet malls.
The north end of Michigan Avenue, otherwise known as the Magnificent Mile, has long been known as the hot shopping destination for both locals and tourists alike. Anchored on the north end by the Water Tower Place mall and the 900 Shops, it also has flagship stores from retailers such as Nike, Nine West, Gucci, Forever 21 and more.
As the Greater North Michigan Avenue Merchants Association Says: "From major fashion houses to trendy retailers, Michigan Avenue shopping fulfills everyone’s retail fantasy. Whether it be “the little black dress,” the latest “it-bag” or the newest "gotta have gadget," the retailers of The Magnificent Mile offer everything your closet and home desires. Three vertical shopping centers tower over a district overflowing with luxury retailers, unique shops and popular stores, making for pure retail bliss. Shop Chicago on The Mile and accessorize with magnificence."
Oak Street Shopping
Just off of the Mag Mile is the Oak Street shopping district, lined with high end boutiques like Barneys, Hermes, Jimmy Choo, and Kate Spade.
As Water Tower describes it: "Where downtown Chicago comes to life. At the pinnacle of Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile, Water Tower Place is Chicago's premier shopping destination, featuring the largest number of stores exclusive to Chicago. Its stunning eight-level atrium features Macy’s, American Girl Place, the new Broadway Playhouse, and more than 100 stores including Forever 21, adidas Sport Performance Store, Billabong, Tourneau, Sephora, Pandora, Abercrombie & Fitch, Bare Escentuals, Teavana; plus unique dining experiences like Wow Bao, Mity Nice Grill, Freshii, and foodlife. It offers a unique, high-energy urban shopping experience you simply won't find anywhere else in the city. In short, Water Tower Place is the place to shop!"
Woodfield Mall, located in the nearby Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, is one of the largest shopping malls in the United States, and is a popular destination for Chicago tourists. Current estimates say that Woodfield has over 27 million visitors each year, and is one of the most popular Christmas shopping destinations in the Midwest.
Some of the featured shops at Woodfield are:
BOSS Hugo Boss
BOSS Hugo Boss offers men's collections that offer versatile fashion ranges with a rich array of sophisticated modern classics in business, leisure and formalwear.
COACH is a leading American designer and maker of luxury lifestyle handbags and accessories.
Dry Goods offers an ever-changing selection of today’s newest fashions. From clothing to jewelry to accessories, Dry Goods has everything a young women needs to be in style.
LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics is known worldwide for unique bath and beauty products, personalized customer service, and a fun and funky store atmosphere.
Bringing American jet-set luxury to your everyday life, Michael Kors offers accessories and sportswear that epitomize chic, sophisticated style and a polished yet sporty sensibility.
PANDORA is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of hand-finished and modern jewelry made from genuine materials and at affordable prices.
PUMA provides consumers with innovative products that successfully fuse the creative influences from the world of sport, lifestyle, and fashion.
White House | Black Market
White House | Black Market is the ultimate destination for the little black dress, polished work essentials and everything in between.
Anthropologie is an inspiring place to shop for women's clothing, accessories, and home decor. Visitors will find a beautiful collection of dresses, blouses, sweaters, shoes and more.