Shopping in Chicago

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Shopping in Chicago

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  • Sightseer278913
    5 contributions
    I really enjoyed the art exhibits and the gift store "Buddy". But most of all this building in wonderful, gorgeous---I will come back again and again.
    Written 19 December 2022
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  • Cody K
    Mora, MN152 contributions
    Very cool mall. I love the vibes and aesthetic of the building. Fun stores, lots to do throughout the building. I loved the water fall entrance.
    Written 13 September 2022
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  • joe-chicago-23
    Chesterfield, MO984 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 26 July 2021
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  • Grover R
    Pensacola, FL17,677 contributions
    This building dominates the Chicago River just east of the river branch junction. You will get great views of it from a river tour. It was the largest building in the world when completed in 1930 as the consolidation market for Chicago's wholesalers. Along with the Chicago Board of Trade building, they are the best examples of Art Deco architecture in Chicago. Along the river, the building displays bust of the great US retailers, most of whom were from Chicago. Another great building in this city.
    Written 24 November 2022
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  • Bee80204
    Denver, CO3,894 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 26 September 2021
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  • GlobalExec
    Bowling Green, OH500 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 6 October 2021
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  • William C
    Toledo, OH121 contributions
    When you're on the Magnificent Mile, Nordstrom's is well worth a stop. To be candid, I'm not overly fond of their name brands of merchandise for men, but you have to admit that this is a very upscale store. While shopping in the men's department, you have to visit the bar. Yup ... the bar. Right smack-dab in the middle of the second floor just off the up-escalator is the full-service bar. It opens when the store does (10 AM), but hey, somewhere it's five o'clock as the old saying goes. When we get weary of walking The Mile or shopping 'til you drop, stop at the Nordstrom bar and refresh yourself.
    Written 18 July 2019
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  • psudino
    Weehawken, NJ3,848 contributions
    This mall is right off of Michigan Ave. The store selections tend to be higher end but the food court is perfect for quick bites. The design of the mall is quite nice and it was spotless when I walked through it. If you are looking for brand name stores (and some non-brand name too) walking distance from most of the hotels in the area, then North Bridge is a good stop.
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • zracoon
    Sandy, UT597 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 1 October 2019
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  • Sue B
    2 contributions
    Great selection of food, desserts, and international cuisine, even without all of the vendors being open when we were there!
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • Lynn C
    Cleveland, OH54,302 contributions
    Saks is the place to go for high end purchases. One of the premier stores in Chicago. Beautiful department store
    Written 24 March 2018
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL8,086 contributions
    My wife and I have browsed the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago on previous occasions. But after seeing the display of the Thorne collection at the Phoenix Art Museum during our recent two-week vacation in Arizona, we decided to make another visit to larger Thorne collection in Chicago. It is an exhibit unlike any other, a child's dream. Thorne Miniature Rooms are a set of about 100 miniature models of rooms created between 1932 and 1940 under the direction of Narcissa Niblack Thorne, who was born in 1882 in Vincennes, Indiana. As a child, she began to collect miniature furniture and household accessories. Her uncle, a U.S. Navy vice admiral, sent her many antique dollhouse miniatures from around the world. When she was 19, she married Montgomery Ward department store heir James Ward Thorne, whose fortune helped to finance her hobby. Ninety-nine of the rooms are still believed to be in existence. The majority of them, a total of 68, are on display at the Art Institute of Chicago, located at 111 South Michigan Avenue. We saw 20 of them at the Phoenix Art Museum. The Art Institute's rooms document European and American interiors from the late 13th century to the 1930s and the 17th century to the 1930s, respectively. Constructed on a 1:12 scale, the rooms are largely made of the same materials as full-sized rooms and some even include original works of art, including paintings and sculpture, silver bowls and crystal chandeliers. They are among the most popular attractions at the Art Institute with an authentic appearance and attention to detail that boggles the mind.
    Written 20 November 2019
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL8,086 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 22 October 2020
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  • LINDANELL27
    Las Vegas, NV29 contributions
    The best Farmer's market. I, along with many others, were able to buy fresh fruit that was delicious. You must find the scones. The teens bought vintage clothes. You won't be disappointed. My suggestion is to stay in Logan's Square neighborhood if possible and to be there on Sunday.
    Written 19 July 2022
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  • 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 29 February 2020
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