Chicago Gold CoastDesigner boutiques and expensive eats. This is the Gold Coast, the pricey stretch of downtown Chicago real estate where high-rise condos share prestigious street addresses with single-family homes. Within walking distance of it all are the brainy resources of Newberry Library, Chicago History Museum (formerly Chicago Historical Society), and Loyola University of Chicago.Click here to view our directory of Chicago Restaurants with private event space
As you would expect, first-class shopping and dining choices are abundant here.
The Rush/State/Division area is home to famed restaurants and nightclubs where locals, tourists, and media stars go to see and be seen. Dining at outdoor cafes provides sightseers a popular view of the passing parade.
World-renowned and locally-owned boutiques fill the tree-lined streets of Delaware, Rush, State, Walton, and Oak Street. Coveted designer labels have their own houses here. Adriano Goldschmied, Furla, Graff, Hermes, Kate Spade, Prada, Pratesi, Todís and YSL are just steps from Bulgari, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and St. John.
But if you prefer your designer brands all under one roof, Barneys New York, Ikram, Jake, Ultimo, or the upscale shopping center at 900 N. Michigan, are sure to please.
But, the Gold Coast has much more than designer clothing and accessory boutiques. If your favorite label has four wheels, you're in the right place, as there are no less than four automotive dealerships located here, including Gold Coast Bentley.
A few national chains, notably for casual, affordable clothing, have locations here: Adidas Heritage Store, American Apparel, Anthropologie, Chico's, Diesel, Puma, and Urban Outfitters.
Specialty stores round out the area's offerings including Tails in the City and Underdogg for upscale pet supplies, Sabon for health/beauty products, Madison & Friends for children's clothing, Sur la Table for kitchen accessories, and TeaGschwendner for teas.
For a high-priced night on the town, people watching, or occasional celebrity sighting, this area wonít disappoint. But it's the shopping options that provide a wealth of visual delights.Hereschicago.com is Chicago's event planning guide to planning your next party in Chicago for your group tour, corporate event, bachelor/bachelorette party, private party, wedding, social event, fundraiser, graduation party, company party, holiday party, opening night convention event and more.