How to have a great Chicago shopping experience

New Years Eve Soiree 2017 at JW Marriott Chicago (272)
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Want to discover the most recent set of stylish Lucky Brand Denims? Trying to find a kitschy Chicago souvenir? Wanting to discover that ideal sexy piece of La Perla lingerie or a pair of genuine Ferragamo shoes? Or maybe you are just in the city to delight in the ambience of big city shopping and are curious about those unique offers that feature perusing the numerous Chicago boutiques and State Street sellers.

Whatever the factor, you have actually definitely made the ideal decision to visit Chicago, a first-rate location for shopping. The city’s “Splendid Mile” area boasts of varied retailers, 4 multi-level shopping malls anchored by classic outlet store such as Bloomingdales and Nordstrom, extraordinary dining experiences, and extraordinary hotel accommodations. “Oak and Rush” streets feature a rejuvenating mix of couture shops and high-end stores with prestigious brand like Kate and Jack Spade, Jimmy Choo, Prada, and Hermes (just to name a few!). Not to be surpassed, the center of Chicago areas, “State Street”, uses various specialized sellers for those shoppers trying to find a bit more inexpensive shopping experience.

There are many other shopping adventures to venture out on while you are in Chicago. Don’t simply stay downtown. Live a little and take a quick taxi trip or El ride into one of the lots of Chicago neighborhoods and store with the locals. If you are a hip designer conscious shopper who definitely loves fashionable, classic, and/or alternative digs, then the Bucktown and Wicker Park boutique circuit is a need to do! Casa de Soul, Eurotrash, Scoop New York City, and The Silver Space are simply a few of the stops along the method. Lakeview has its shopping highlights too. Gramaphone Records carries vinyl copies of rare and imported dance, rap, and various commercial records. Century Shopping mall is your common mall that went through a current restoration in 1999, nevertheless, the best function is its fine arts theater that reveals numerous independent films on seven screens. Boystown (which is East Lakeview) mostly deals with gay guys and the area includes many themed shops. Oh, and if you remain in for a day trip, Chicago (well suburban Schaumburg and Boilingbrook) has two IKEA areas!

Chicago shopping has a lot to offer! Sadly, you just can’t do it all in one day. In an effort to have a more enjoyable experience, please take in factor to consider the following:

1. How many dedicated shopping days do you have?
2. Exactly what is your shopping goal?
3. Exactly what is your shopping budget plan?
4. Are you going solo or are you shopping with pals, household, or perhaps children?
5. Transportation? Parking is not cheap even if you do find a meter! Public transport or taxi, if your spending plan enables, is better for the severe shopper.
6. Where is your hotel located?
7. Eating out or packing a lunch?
8. You definitely must have comfy shoes! There will be a great deal of walking involved.

So, struck the sidewalks, be brave, fight those crowds, and discover exactly what you’re looking for … right in Chicago.

RC Williams is an independent author and editor. She is a music fanatic and is passionate about writing, reading, arts and entertainment, and of course, shopping!

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