Shopping in Chicago

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Shopping in Chicago

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  • Michele W
    14 contributions
    The architecture and content in this former library is worth the visit. Don't miss the restored glass domes, staircases, and interesting Civil War exhibit
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • joe-chicago-23
    Chesterfield, MO932 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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  • Xamot Tomax
    Fort Wayne, IN5,972 contributions
    Picked up a few Christmas gifts at the Lego Store. My nephews are Lego fanatics. The prices are higher up, but the vast selection makes up for it. Looking at some of them makes me wish I was a kid again. The rest of the mall has many restaurants on each floor. The lego store was my main objective so I don’t remember too many of the stores we passed.
    Written 16 January 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia14,133 contributions
    Huge, enormous, grandiose....are adjectives to describe this edifice.
    First we saw it during our 90 min architectural boat tour. The guide stated many hard to believe figures about its construction in terms of miles of wiring, concrete used, window numbers,...etc and that until recently this building only had its own zip number.
    Tomorrow we walked the Riverwalk and standing in front of it felt like ants.
    It's an enormous shopping and event venue with an odd mixture of Art Deco and massive brutalist Soviet architecture.
    Written 23 May 2022
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  • Sue B
    2 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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  • William C
    Toledo, OH121 contributions
    When you're on the Magnificent Mile, Nordstrom's is well worth a stop. To be candid, I'm not overly fond of their name brands of merchandise for men, but you have to admit that this is a very upscale store. While shopping in the men's department, you have to visit the bar. Yup ... the bar. Right smack-dab in the middle of the second floor just off the up-escalator is the full-service bar. It opens when the store does (10 AM), but hey, somewhere it's five o'clock as the old saying goes. When we get weary of walking The Mile or shopping 'til you drop, stop at the Nordstrom bar and refresh yourself.
    Written 18 July 2019
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  • psudino
    Weehawken, NJ3,731 contributions
    This mall is right off of Michigan Ave. The store selections tend to be higher end but the food court is perfect for quick bites. The design of the mall is quite nice and it was spotless when I walked through it. If you are looking for brand name stores (and some non-brand name too) walking distance from most of the hotels in the area, then North Bridge is a good stop.
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • zracoon
    Sandy, UT591 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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  • GlobalExec
    488 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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  • Barbara NYC
    New York City, NY5 contributions
    Wrightwood 659 has four floors of beautifully designed exhibition spaces. Contemporary art shines in the warm, spacious galleries. I used the handsome staircases, which offered birds eye views of the next art I was about to see. Not too big and not too small, Wrightwood 659 is perfect for an afternoon of art appreciation.
    Written 29 February 2020
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  • Bee80204
    Denver, CO3,844 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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  • Lori C
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Usa11 contributions
    I live in Milwaukee, long drive so slow with traffic! I don't know how people that live around there can deal with the traffic! Mix of old and new and things re-crafted? not to many vendors as I went in Dec and it's an indoor market only. I hear it's crazy in summer as there are many more vendors taking up the entire parking lot. I collect vintage Christmas and Jewelry and did find a few things
    Written 11 February 2020
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  • Kimberly M
    Kansas City, MO24 contributions
    Ok, there’s every designer you could wish for at this Saks. The store is rather large. Though, all designers are well marked as to which floor they’re located. The salesperson are wonderful. The variety of cosmetic alone can keep you there for hours.
    Written 11 February 2020
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL7,720 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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  • Jwkruz
    Downers Grove, IL184 contributions
    We stopped by to see how it had transformed since UIC had taken over its original location. It's a lot of food stalls (Mexican food) and the rest of the vendors are selling flea market junk. The Randolph St market would be a much better alternative.
    Written 3 September 2019
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