My husband and I are shopping for fixtures and furnishings and we found everything we could ever want - and more at the Luxe Home boutiques. It's the first floor of Merchandise Mart, and the only one open to the public. We visited on a Saturday and arrived shortly after their opening at 10am. I would definitely recommend arriving early as some boutiques close earlier than the stated 3pm.
We found helpful (non-pushy) advisors at the Kohler, Ann Sacks, Remains Lighting, Waterworks, Brizio, and pretty much every other boutique. All were fantastic and all provided inspiration.
Because we were from out of town, we inquired of shipping and virtually everyone was able to accomodate (including stone). This resource should be used by anyone in the midwest that is building, remodeling, or updating. We will definitely be returning.