Magnificent MileThis walkable stretch of Michigan Avenue between the Chicago River and Oak Street, lined with bright lights and manicured gardens, is one of the most well-known shopping destinations in the world.
Home to three four-star hotels, smart bars, and notable food choices from fast to phenomenal, this stretch of real estate has it all. But, it's the fabulous concentration of both upscale and affordable shopping that makes this mile magnificent.
And for those just sightseeing? The lively crowd of tourists, locals, the colorful, and the famous is a show in itself.
A Shopper’s Paradise
Four major shopping centers (900 N. Michigan, Chicago Place, Water Tower Place, and Westfield North Bridge) embrace a wide choice of stores, from department to designer, everyday to esoteric.
The nameplates of stand-alone stores up and down the Avenue include six major department stores (Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks), famous designer boutiques (Burberry, Chanel, Louis Vuitton), popular home furnishings stores (Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma), prestigious jewelers (Bulgari, Cartier, Tiffany) and world-renowned retailers selling everything from clothing and accessories to health and beauty products, sporting apparel and electronics.
Don't miss traveling west of Michigan Avenue, along Rush, Wabash, State, Dearborn and Clark Streets. Still considered part of the Magnificent Mile, you won't want to miss locally owned Hubbard State Cigar Shop, Jazz Record Mart, Pistachios, and P.O.S.H.
And when you're just looking, Magnificent Mile window shopping is one of the city's best free outdoor entertainments.For a complete guide to party rooms, event spaces and shopping in Chicago and on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, visit Hereschicago.com.