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Where To Shop in Chicago

by Fernanda DeSouza

posted on November 17, 2017

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If you've found yourself in the Windy City having exhausted the sites and eaten enough deep dish pizza to last a lifetime, then it's time to take a step back and indulge in something equally exciting: the shopping. Below, we've compiled a list of the best shops, including retailers bursting at the seams with modern designs, unique vintage pieces, and even home furnishings that will give IKEA a run for its money. So go ahead, shop and feel like a local, and look good while doing it.

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You'll feel like a seasoned globetrotter perusing the worldly treasures at this eclectically-hip shop. The whimsical showroom houses refurbished furniture, artwork, clothing, jewelry, and even an apothecary, with prices to suit a range of budgets.

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Shopping might not ever be a high-ranking date idea, but the quality men's, women's, and kids' clothing at this airy boutique makes it more than plausible. Expect to fall for the dreamy European labels, quirky accessories, and stylish home goods.

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Carrying a specialized selection of jewelry, clothing, neckties, and apothecary items from local artists, this boutique is where to go when you want to buy something that you won't later throw away. Bring your wallet - you won't leave empty-handed.

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If you don't know much about fashion but want to look your best without trying, then the clothes at this lofty menswear store will gain you many compliments. After all, it's as simple as shirts, outerwear, and trousers. Prepare to make heads turn.

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Vintage home decor and furniture never go out of style, especially at Brimfield. Offering plenty of repurposed items including antiques, blankets, and plaid couches, you will be delightfully overwhelmed with the incredible amount of choices.

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This Wicker Park boutique sells fashion-forward women’s clothing and accessories as well as charming home and beauty products. The boho chic store caters a wide range of labels - including international ones – you may leave with one of everything.

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With knowledgeable staff helping you style your whole outfit, this trendy boutique offers more than just high-end women’s fashion. Grab a glass of bubbly, try on some unique clothing and spend as much as you can – prices vary between 100-1000.

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The minimalist design is a reason alone to visit Tusk, but the highly curated selection is just as much as an eye-catcher as the interior. The selection of vintage woman’s clothing and accessories is small yet stylish, showing us less is more.

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