Shopping in Chicago

The Magnificent Mile is, indisputably, a favorite place to shop (or at least window shop). The high-end department stores practically glitter even when snow covers Michigan Avenue. Though tourists love Michigan Avenue, Chicago’s fashion is known for bucking the trends. Chicagoans’ timeless style is evident in the loyal clientele at boutiques in flatter neighborhoods like Wicker Park.

*Akira: Chicago’s biggest fashion brand name with a huge price range >

Belmont Army Surplus: Four floors with distinct style >

*Buffalo Exchange: A selective vintage store >

Chicago Dance Supply: From salsa shoes to flamenco skirts, dancing attire is here >

Knee Deep Vintage: A constantly restocked, well-curated vintage collection in the South Loop >

MCA Store: The Museum of Contemporary Art Store sells some of the most interesting wares in the city >

Saint Alfred’s: All those who worship fly kicks, your prayers are answered >

*Tangerine: The epitome of the upscale, classic boutiques Chicago’s famous for >