Shopping In Chicago

Chicago is a shopper’s heaven; you will find everything and anything in this city. There are expensive shops, budget shops and bargain shops. Shopping is as much fun in Chicago as sightseeing is.

The city has everything you would want to buy, it offers all types of shopping centers and fun filled malls for tourists, visitors and all Chicago residents.

The most popular shopping area is Chicago is The Magnificent Mile, situated on the Michigan Avenue at the Near North. It has numerous designer boutiques, and many huge malls with renowned departmental stores. The most prominent names which are not to be missed at any cost are Water Tower Palace, which houses more than hundred stores and a one of its kind restaurant and a food court at the mezzanine level.

Chicago Place, situated at 700 North, contains Saks Fifth Avenue, around 50 stores and a floral shop along with a food court on the eighth floor. 900N Michigan, which has the Bloomingdale’s Fashion store with six floors of trendy retails shops and a number of restaurants, a spa and a salon. North Bridge is another great specialty store on the trendy Michigan Avenue.

More Fashionable boutiques and shops can be found on the North Side areas in Armitage and Halsted, and also around North, Damen and Miwaukee on the West Side. Wicker Park gives you a distinctive shopping experience with its presence in the artsy bohemian neighborhood. The State Street is the historic district of retail buildings. On the South end of Chicago River, you can enjoy amazing shopping stores, with stores like Macy’s , Sears and also the Jeweler’s Row, which is the biggest  jewelry district located in the Midwest , where you can find fine gems and diamonds.

State Street is the most happening place in Chicago, where most of the festivals and parades take place throughout the year, it is also full of interesting shopping centers and is a busy and interesting place to visit.For some home décor shopping and designer stuff, you should visit River North. It lies between the Chicago Avenue Brown Line and the Merchandise Mart.

The Gallery district of this River North is said to be the biggest design and arts district in the whole of North America. It is fun to window shop in this area and watch the beautiful and amazing art pieces if buying them is not on your list. For the ones who love to buy wonderful books and browse through them, Hyde Park is the place to go check the independent bookstores and find some amazing used books sometimes you can even find some rare editions and old age originals.

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