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The area has long since been eclipsed by Michigan Avenue, but one grand old department store makes it worth a visit: Macy's at State Street formerly Marshall Field's. A city landmark and one of the largest department stores in the world, it occupies an entire city block and features the largest Tiffany glass mosaic dome in the U.
Aside from Macy's, State Street has become a hot destination for bargain hunters in recent years, thanks to the opening of discount stores such as Loehmann's, N. If you've got the energy to hunt through racks of not-so-great stuff, you can sometimes find good designer-label deals.
State Street has a no-frills aura compared to Michigan Avenue -- but it stays busy thanks to the thousands of office workers who stroll around during their lunch hour or after work.
On weekends, the street is considerably more subdued. Point Zero -- If the quick change from north to south in the Loop confuses you, keep in mind that in Chicago, point zero for the purpose of address numbering is the intersection of State and Madison streets.
Jewelers' Row -- It's not quite as impressive as the Big Apple's diamond district, but Chicago's own "Jewelers' Row" is certainly worth a detour for rock hunters. Half a dozen high-rises along the Wabash Avenue El tracks in the heart of the Loop service the wholesale trade, but the one at 5 S. There's a mall-like retail space on the ground floor crammed with tiny booths manned by smooth-talking reps hawking their wares.
It's quite an experience -- many of the booths are cubbyholes with hunched-over geezers who look as if they've been eyeballing solitaire and marquise cuts since the Roosevelt administration -- Teddy, that is. Since the s, when the Chicago Imagists painters Ed Paschke, Jim Nutt, and Roger Brown among them attracted international attention with their shows at the Hyde Park Art Center, the city has been a fertile breeding ground for emerging artists and innovative art dealers.
Today the primary art gallery district is concentrated in the River North neighborhood -- the area west of the Magnificent Mile and north of the Chicago River -- where century-old redbrick warehouses have been converted into lofty exhibition spaces.
More recently, a new generation of gallery owners has set up shop in the West Loop neighborhood, where you'll tend to find more cutting-edge work. Besides fall, another great time to visit the district is from mid-July through August, when the Chicago Art Dealers Association presents Vision, an annual lineup of programs tailored to the public.
The Chicago Reader, a free weekly newspaper available at many stores, taverns, and cafes on the North Side, publishes a very comprehensive listing of current gallery exhibitions, as does the quarterly Chicago Gallery News www. Another good resource is the Chicago Art Dealers Association tel. Along with its status as Chicago's primary art gallery district, River North has attracted many interesting home-design shops, with many concentrated on Wells Street from Kinzie Street to Chicago Avenue.
The best include Manifesto, N. Even if you have no intention of flying home with a stack of lamps in your luggage, it's still a fun place for the design-minded to browse. Looming above the Chicago River at the southern end of River North is the Merchandise Mart, the world's largest commercial building.
The Mart houses mostly interior design showrooms, which are open only to professional designers. Hovering between the North Side neighborhoods of Old Town and Lincoln Park, Armitage Avenue has emerged as a shopping destination in its own right, thanks to an influx of wealthy young professionals who have settled into historic town homes on the neighboring tree-lined streets. I'd suggest starting at the Armitage El stop on the Brown Line, working your way east to Halsted Street, and then wandering a few blocks north to Webster Street.
As you stroll around, you'll get a good sense of the area's strong community spirit, with neighbors greeting each other and catching up on the street corners.
The shops and boutiques here are geared toward sophisticated, well-heeled, predominantly female shoppers sorry, guys. You'll find trendy clothing boutiques, including that of Chicago-area native Cynthia Rowley, W. Despite the area's upscale feel, you can snag bargains at some top-notch discount and consignment shops, including Lori's Designer Shoes, McShane's Exchange, Fox's, and The Second Child. Radiating from the intersection of Belmont Avenue and Clark Street is a string of shops catering to rebellious kids on tour from their homes in the 'burbs.
The Dunkin' Donuts on the corner is often referred to as "Punkin' Donuts" in their honor. One constant in the ever-changing youth culture has been the Alley, N. It has separate shops specializing in condoms, cigars, and bondage wear.
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There's more than shopping at Water Tower Place, an eight-level shopping center located at the northern tip of the Magnificent Mile. In addition to stores, there are myriad dining options, a theater that is part of Broadway in Chicago and the Chicago Sports Museum. At the Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora, we like Theory, where we found a silk tank dress marked from $ to $, tees marked from $55 to $30, and many skirts for $ Elie Tahari also offers big discounts, especially when we visited in July during an end-of-season sale; we found a turquoise-print shift dress for $ from nearly $ and many skirts marked for less than $ (from original prices around $). Best Chicago Shopping: See reviews and photos of shops, malls & outlets in Chicago, Illinois on TripAdvisor.