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Best Shopping Along Chicago's Magnificent Mile

Michigan Avenue boasts some of the best shopping in the United States. People flock to the Magnificent Mile from around the world to check out the myriad shops. Below you'll find some of the best destinations to check out, including multiple malls! - Lisa Koivu
Water Tower Place is just steps from the Museum of Contemporary Art. (Credit:

Water Tower Place

835 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-3166

Water Tower Place boasts more than eight levels of shopping fun and includes more than 100 stores! Stores include the American Girl Doll Store, Bare Escentuals, Teavana, Macy's, and an impressive food court. While Macy's may be the first store you see, continue past the Macy's where you will find the rest of the mall. If you're in need of a snack make sure you stop by the delectable Wow Bao steamed bun stand.


Banana Republic

744 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 642-0020

Banana Republic lovers must check out the store on Michigan Avenue, as it has an impressive three levels of shopping! Men get the top level while women get the first two levels. There's also a very impressive selection for petites.



840 North Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 640-0060

H&M tends to be filled with teenage girls, but if you don't mind the crowds, the noise, or getting bumped around then you should definitely head in here because the prices and styles can't be beat. H&M is a European transport, so you'll primarily find European styles for the entire family at bargain basement prices. They also offer a great selection of inexpensive basics

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This J-Crew military-inspired field jacket is one of 900 North Michigan's top picks for fall. (credit:

900 North Michigan Shops

900 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 915-3916

Pre-register for the 900 Card before heading to the 900 Shops and you'll get special savings only available to card members. You'll find more than 70 luxury retailers at this shopping plaza including Gucci and MaxMara. Teuscher Chocolate of Switzerland is a must-see stop inside the mall if you're in need of a little snack.

Northbridge offers more than 50 stores including a huge Nordstrom as its anchor. (credit:

The Shops at North Bridge

520 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

The Shops at North Bridge comprise a large shopping area, though people may best know this shopping destination as the home to Nordstrom. Continue past Nordstrom and you'll find more than 50 shops and 20 restaurants inside The Shops at North Bridge, as well as five hotels!


Saks Fifth Avenue

700 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 944.6500

Shoppers in search of designer items must stop by Chicago's own Saks Fifth Avenue. You'll find a truly impressive selection of designer items here and shoe lovers will not want to miss checking out their shoe collection! The Men's Store is located on the other side of the Mag Mile.


Crate & Barrel

646 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-5900

The Crate & Barrel located on the Magnificent Mile is one of the best in Chicago. You'll find multiple stories filled to the brim with Crate & Barrel goodness. You'll find furniture and housewares galore in this store, and the prices are generally fairly reasonable.

Lisa Koivu is the founder and editor of


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