Shopping in Chicago

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Shopping in Chicago

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  • Hanan C
    California643 contributions
    From outside, you wouldn’t know what’s inside. But the minute you step inside and walk up the grand stairs, you are ushered into a large room covered with a stupendous dome. Tiffany dome ― 38 feet in diameter with some 30,000 pieces of glass. Amazing!
    The walls are covered with mosaics of hold, stones and mother-of-pearl. The arches have names of classic philosophers and famous writers. It’s amazing to imagine that this building was Chicago’s public library. Now it has a theater, an art gallery and a dance studio.
    Written November 28, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • joe-chicago-23
    Chesterfield, MO906 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 July 26, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Xamat Tomax
    Fort Wayne, IN5,603 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 January 16, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • mcscathie
    4 contributions
    Traveled there for "One of A Kind Show" Always and interesting pre Christmas trip into Chicago.The buiding is a massive and impressive building that is showing some age in its upper floor that housed the show. Beautiful first floor, well worth the stop.
    Written December 12, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • liverpool1023
    London, UK737 contributions
    You almost come across this place by chance and it has all the characteristics of being a hidden gem. There are around 20 food stalls here that are notable for their quality and diverse range of food on offer that includes Italian, Korean, Vietnamese a Kosher deli and Ethiopian. Grab a meal and find some seating at the back, seems to be one the locals know about but the tourists do not.
    Written March 9, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • patshea2016
    Norridge, IL236 contributions
    While walking along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile one day last week, I stopped at Nordstrom’s on Michigan Avenue. It is so conveniently located, just about a block north of the Chicago River. It is easily accessible by public transportation. This is a beautiful store! Their shoe department is second to none as they have sizes which are often not available at other nearby stores. Nordstrom’s has a wide variety of merchandise of great quality. If you are looking for a gift for somebody, be sure to stop here. You will find just what you are looking for as their employees go out of their way to be helpful.
    Written November 11, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Johnnyboydc
    Washington DC, DC346 contributions
    I initially thought this Bloomingdales was a men’s and women’s clothing store but quickly found out it was a home furnishing store which happen to have really nice things in it. I’ll have to make Bloomingdales part of my accessories store.
    Written September 16, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • TeamWard
    Nottingham, UK4,826 contributions
    To avoid the sun for a bit and sample some air-con we had an explore of some shops, this area is very pleasant and worth a wander but get ready to spend.
    Written October 20, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • zracoon
    Sandy, UT562 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 October 1, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • GlobalExec
    475 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 October 6, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • 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 February 29, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Bee80204
    Denver, CO3,777 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 September 26, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • 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 February 11, 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 February 11, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL7,431 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 October 22, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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