The Magnificent Mile: Shop ’til You Drop in Chicago


Chicago is a vibrant city buzzing with energy. Here you’ll find breathtaking skyscrapers, historic landmarks, and of course, the Magnificent Mile. Spanning an upscale portion of Michigan Avenue from the Chicago River to Oak Street, the “Mag Mile” is Chicago’s premier shopping destination. Locals and visitors flock to the Mile for its plethora of shops, restaurants, and ever-changing seasonal events. Check out our suggestions for making the most of your Magnificent Mile shopping experience: 

For the Fashionista

The Magnificent Mile boasts an impressive array of designer boutiques sure to delight fashion-forward shoppers. When nothing but haute couture will do, hit the shops at 900 N. Michigan. Located here are 70 upscale stores including Bloomingdales, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Gucci and L’Occitane. When you’re ready for a break, head to The Spa at Equinox for some pampering or grab a bite at Potbelly Sandwich Works.

Budget-Friendly Bargains

You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a great shopping experience at the Magnificent Mile. Hit Nordstrom Rack for money-saving deals on fine fashion, or head to Marshall’s and enjoy great prices on apparel, housewares and more. Forever 21 is a great place to find affordable yet trendy ensembles while HomeGoods has everything you need to frugally feather your nest.

Where to Grab a Bite

Shopping works up an appetite — luckily, the Magnificent Mile is home to numerous restaurants. Water Tower Place at 835 N. Michigan not only features fabulous shopping establishments but also great places to eat. Try Freshii for healthy salads and wraps or head to M Burger for delicious burgers, fries and shakes. In the mood for an upscale dining experience? Spiaggia is a four-star Italian restaurant located at 980 N. Michigan offering incredible cuisine in a refined atmosphere.

Upcoming Events

One of the most popular events taking place on the Mile is the Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival™, scheduled for September 3-7, 2015. Enjoy exclusive savings, celebrity appearances, live music and much more. The whole family will love The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, which begins November 21, 2015 with a spectacular parade. No matter what time of year you hit the Mile, there’s always something exciting going on!

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