Chicago

A potent concentration of famous retailers around Michigan Avenue and neighborhoods bursting with one-of-a-kind stores combine to make Chicago a shopper's paradise. Michigan Avenue's legendary Magnificent Mile lures thousands of avid shoppers every week. How often can you find Neiman Marcus, Macy's, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue,
A potent concentration of famous retailers around Michigan Avenue and neighborhoods bursting with one-of-a-kind stores combine to make Chicago a shopper's paradise. Michigan Avenue's legendary Magnificent Mile lures thousands of avid shoppers every week. How often can y
A potent concentration of famous retailers around Michigan Avenue and neighborhoods bursting with one-of-a-kind stores c

A potent concentration of famous retailers around Michigan Avenue and neighborhoods bursting with one-of-a-kind stores combine to make Chicago a shopper's paradise. Michigan Avenue's legendary Magnificent Mile lures thousands of avid shoppers every week. How often can you find Neiman Marcus, Macy's, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Barneys New York within walking distance of one another? In recent years State Street has regained some of its former glory as well, with discount department stores sharing prime real estate with trendier clothing boutiques and the Block 37 retail development.

Neighborhood shopping areas, like fun-but-sophisticated Lincoln Park, eclectic Lakeview, and the hipster haven of Wicker Park/Bucktown, offer countless independent stores that cater to every desire, whether Prairie tyle furniture, cowboy boots, or outsider art. And there are countless smaller shopping enclaves within these neighborhoods that have concentrated clusters of antiques stores, home-furnishings shops, high-end boutiques, and other specialty stores. Those averse to paying retail won't have to venture far to unearth bargains on everything from fine jewelry to business attire. When it comes to shopping, this is one city that has it all.

Be forewarned that a steep 9.5% sales tax is added to all purchases in the city except groceries and prescription drugs. Neighborhood shops on the North Side, especially those in Wicker Park and Bucktown, tend to open late—around 11 or noon. Most stores, particularly those on North Michigan Avenue and the North Side, are open on Sunday, although this varies by type of business (galleries, for example, are often closed on Monday); where applicable, more information is provided at the beginning of each category.

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  • 1. Architectural Artifacts

    Far Northwest Side | Antiques/Collectibles

    The selection here matches the warehouse proportions. A mammoth two-story space contains oversize garden ornaments, statuary, iron grills, fixtures...Read More

  • 2. Woolly Mammoth Antiques, Oddities & Resale

    Far North | Antiques/Collectibles

    In the market for a stuffed giraffe head? How about a bracelet made of human hair or some vintage medical supplies? Woolly Mammoth has an ever...Read More

  • 3. Antique Resources

    Lakeview | Antiques/Collectibles

    Choice antiques from Europe and elsewhere are sold at fair prices here. This is an excellent source for stately desks and dignified dining sets...Read More

  • 4. Broadway Antique Market

    Far North | Antiques/Collectibles

    More than 75 hand-picked dealers make it worth the trek to the Broadway Antique Market (known as BAM by its loyal fans). Mid-20th century is...Read More

  • 5. Edgewater Antique Mall

    Far North | Antiques/Collectibles

    A couple of blocks north of the Broadway Antique Market, this mall specializes in 20th-century goods. ...Read More

  • 6. Evanstonia Antiques and Restoration

    Lincoln Square | Antiques/Collectibles

    Dealer Ziggy Osak has a rich collection of fine 19th-century English and Continental antiques that are prized for being as functional as they...Read More

  • 7. Father Time Antiques

    Lakeview | Antiques/Collectibles

    Father Time bills itself as the Midwest's largest retailer of vintage timepieces. In addition to pocket watches and clocks, it carries accessories...Read More

  • 8. Harlan J. Berk

    Loop | Antiques/Collectibles

    Travel back to antiquity amid this wondrous trove of classical Greek, Roman, and Byzantine coins and artifacts. Don't miss the gallery rooms...Read More

  • 9. JRoberts Antiques

    River North | Antiques/Collectibles

    The sprawling, 50,000-square-foot showroom once known as Jay Robert's Antique Warehouse holds 17th- to 21st-century European furniture—ranging...Read More

  • 10. Lincoln Antique Mall

    Far Northwest Side | Antiques/Collectibles

    Dozens of dealers carrying antiques and collectibles share this large space. There's a good selection of French and mid-20th-century modern...Read More

  • 11. Modlife

    Lakeview | Antiques/Collectibles

    The emphasis here is on mid-20th-century furniture, accessories, and lighting from well-known designers like Paul McCobb, Eames, and Eero Saarinen...Read More

  • 12. P.O.S.H.

    River North | Antiques/Collectibles

    It's hard to resist the charming, piled-up displays of vintage hotel and restaurant china here. There's also an impressive selection of silver...Read More

  • 13. Pavilion

    Bucktown | Antiques/Collectibles

    The specialty here is French, Italian, and Scandinavian antiques, but you'll be lured in by the altogether uncommon mix of industrial and decorative...Read More

  • 14. Rita Bucheit, Ltd.

    River North | Antiques/Collectibles

    Devoted to the streamlined Biedermeier aesthetic, this shop carries choice furniture and accessories from the period along with art deco and...Read More

  • 15. Salvage One

    West Loop | Antiques/Collectibles

    An enormous warehouse chock-full of leaded glass, garden ornaments, fireplace mantels, bathtubs, bars, and other architectural artifacts draws...Read More

  • 16. Smythson Yeats Antiques

    Lakeview | Antiques/Collectibles

    The always-changing selection here includes plenty of art deco and art nouveau treasures, with a particularly impressive assortment of lamps...Read More

  • 17. The Golden Triangle

    River North | Antiques/Collectibles

    In a block-long, 23,000-square-foot space, Asian furnishings and artifacts are arranged in vignettes depicting various eras and regions, from...Read More

  • 18. Urban Artifacts

    Lakeview | Antiques/Collectibles

    This store's superb collection of furniture, lighting, and decorative accessories from the 1940s to the '70s emphasizes industrial designs. ...Read More

  • 19. Antiquarians Building

    River North | Antiques/Collectibles

    Four floors of dealers in Asian and European antiques display their wares; some examples of modernism and Art Deco are thrown in for good measure. ...Read More

  • 20. Chicago Antique Centre

    Lakeview | Antiques/Collectibles

    Open seven days a week, this one-stop, bi-level spot houses about 30 dealers selling art, jewelry, furniture, and many other items. ...Read More

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