Shopping in Chicago

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Shopping in Chicago

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  • joe-chicago-23
    Chesterfield, MO1,052 contributions
    It's huge, it covers a full city block. Plenty of selections, not a lot of help. I'm glad it's still open following the closing of the Water Tower Place store.
    Written 26 July 2021
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  • Sherri Gool
    Austin, TX90 contributions
    We went to lunch and then did the Harry Potter magic at play experience. The butterbeer was phenomenal. Harry Carey’s was cute.
    Written 6 June 2023
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  • Grover R
    Pensacola, FL17,984 contributions
    This building dominates the Chicago River just east of the river branch junction. You will get great views of it from a river tour. It was the largest building in the world when completed in 1930 as the consolidation market for Chicago's wholesalers. Along with the Chicago Board of Trade building, they are the best examples of Art Deco architecture in Chicago. Along the river, the building displays bust of the great US retailers, most of whom were from Chicago. Another great building in this city.
    Written 24 November 2022
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  • Rasjohnson80
    Noblesville, IN34 contributions
    It was very busy on a Saturday, there was a DJ playing music and me and my dog visited the bar on the 2nd floor and had a glass of wine, everyone was friendly and it was a pleasant experience!
    Written 2 April 2023
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  • Bee80204
    Denver, CO3,902 contributions
    Fancying a walk in a luxury department store, I entered 900 North Michigan Shops when I saw the Bloomingdale’s sign. Venturing into the beauty section I sampled the lipsticks with help from the sales associate and took advantage of the free gift offer and made a purchase. I love MAC cosmetics, especially their lipsticks so I was excited that I could indulge my weakness.
    The rest of the store was just as pleasant to walk through and admire the merchandise. There were lovely displays including a flower cart where a fragrance purchase qualifies you for a lovely bouquet. I would definitely visit again if I ever needed more MAC items.
    Written 26 September 2021
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  • GlobalExec
    Bowling Green, OH508 contributions
    Decent food options and a vast array of upscale shopping locations. Stopped by on a Sunday afternoon and there was a very sparse crowd (good for us, but not for the merchants) and the food court was an excellent selection of cuisines. If you go, you must try the TopGolf Swing Suite (6th floor). Great bar and fun 'adult' gaming activities on two large interactive screens.
    Written 6 October 2021
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  • Sue B
    Edinburgh, UK2 contributions
    Great selection of food, desserts, and international cuisine, even without all of the vendors being open when we were there!
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • Edie S
    28 contributions
    The Thorne Miniature Rooms were absolutely a highlight of my first visit to Chicago and, in fact, one of the most enjoyable museum exhibits I have ever experienced.
    They are AMAZING!!
    If this is the type of thing that appeals to you, then you probably already know it. I don't suppose it would be everyone's thing. But if you enjoy interior design (especially English style), history, crafts, whimsy, imagination, or tiny, fascinating things, you will not be disappointed!!
    There are 68 rooms in this collection (Several more are located elsewhere.). They are wonderfully displayed in framed boxes set into the wall, with thoughtful lighting that contributes so much to their appearance.
    I visited with my teenage son, and we were both enchanted. I hope to return someday with my daughter when she is old enough to appreciate it!
    Written 28 February 2023
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  • zracoon
    Sandy, UT604 contributions
    We visited and had breakfast at the market on a rainy Saturday, of tamales, a cheesy breakfast sandwich, a cinnamon roll, and a whole bunch of other free samples. Everyone was super friendly, good quality produce and food, and lots of cute dogs.
    Written 1 October 2019
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  • Lynn C
    Cleveland, OH54,311 contributions
    Saks is the place to go for high end purchases. One of the premier stores in Chicago. Beautiful department store
    Written 24 March 2018
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China158,685 contributions
    Shops at North Bridge is located on Michigan Ave centred around a multi-floor Nordstrom anchor along with around 50 mid-range to luxury brand name shops and eateries. It makes for a good mall experience and contribution to the shopping scene along the Magnificent Mile. If helpful, check the North Bridge website for directory of businesses that can be found here.
    Written 18 May 2023
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  • isabella k
    2 contributions
    Amazing tour provided by the tour guide Elena. Not only is the art truly amazing, Elena cares what she is talking about and makes it an excellent tour from the start. Her knowledge of all the art, the Ukrainian art and that are that's not Ukrainian, is fantastic and she really makes it a great tour!
    Written 12 September 2023
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL8,746 contributions
    Native Chicagoans, like me, remember when State State in downtown Chicago was known as The Great Street, before there was a Magnificent Mile on the north side of the Chicago River. It was the street of Marshall Field's, the Chicago Theater, the Palmer House and Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company. Today, Carson's is known as the Sullivan Center, a 943,944-square-foot, three-building complex that houses the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and national retailer Target. Located at 1 South State Street, at the corner of East Madison Street, the structure is mostly known for its architecture. It was designed by Louis Sullivan in 1899 for a retail firm. Another famous architect, Daniel Burnham, also did work on the building. It is remarkable for its steel-framed construction, which allowed a dramatic increase in window area created by bay-wide windows, which in turn allowed for the greatest amount of daylight into the building interiors. The design was the first use of what became known as the Chicago window. At street level, the broad expanses of glass allowed for larger displays of merchandise to outside pedestrian traffic, creating the idea of the sidewalk showcase. Sullivan designed the unique corner entry to be seen from both State and Madison. The attractive ornamentation above the entrance gave the store an elegant and unique persona important to the building's competition with neighboring stores, including Marshall Field's. It was designated a Chicago Landmark and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975.
    Written 22 October 2020
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  • jgbtravels
    Louisville, KY3,386 contributions
    This place is the king of mid century finds. Truly a gem in Chicago. There’s a lot of cool stuff here, however, bargains are hard to come by. Still it’s a great place to browse and marvel at these finds. Staff is friendly and it’s well maintained compared to other antique malls we have been to. It’s metered street parking on Broadway and close in on the side streets. On the plus side you are less than a block away from Ann Sather’s on Granville. Think cinnamon rolls to die for.
    Written 25 May 2021
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  • Rolf A
    Chicago, IL460 contributions
    Though it's many miles from downtown Chicago, this node of culture is well worth a visit for fine arts exhibits but also for its film programming that often accompanies a current exhibition.
    Written 17 March 2019
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