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Chicago shopping

Chicago (Michigan Avenue specifically) is the shopping hub of the Midwest, and that is truer now than ever, despite the tragic conversion of the iconic Marshall Field's into a plain-Jane Macy's. The lineup on North Michigan Avenue runs from Tiffany & Co. to Neiman Marcus to Ralph Lauren. For something more distinctive, head a few blocks west of Michigan to the high-end art galleries and design shops of River North. Or, to hunt down quirky one-off finds and edgier styles, go even farther west to the clothing and antiques boutiques of Bucktown and Wicker Park.

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Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Chicago

True to its name, this River North bookstore specializes in what's known as "Lincolniana," but its purview is broader in scope, and includes a museum-quality...more

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Bucktown/Wicker Park, Chicago

More than ten years after first being "discovered" by bohos and style-makers, the neighborhood has earned its high-hip status with the city's most exuberant...more

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Chicago Comics, Chicago

The fact that Chicago Comics has been voted one of the best comic-book shops in the country might not mean much if you're not (a) a child or (b) a fanatic. But...more

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Clever Alice, Chicago

Alice's owner, Tamara Chapanot, is astute indeed. First she moved her store from its more staid Lincoln Park location to River North's young and superhip art...more

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Haberdash, Chicago

A self-proclaimed clotheshorse, former lawyer Adam Beltzman was having a hard time finding the clothing—playful but still sufficiently refined—that...more

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The Haymaker Shop, Chicago

Arrin Williams, the owner of this Andersonville hoedown of a boutique, knows that local sourcing isn't limited to top chefs. Scouring both Chicago and...more

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Ikram, Chicago

Owner Ikram Goldman refined her impeccable if sometimes quirky taste at Ultimo, Chicago's most famous fashion house, before opening her eponymous boutique. Her...more

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Jayson Home, Chicago

Jayson Home, on the far edge of Lincoln Park, is quirky-chic enough to qualify as the smaller but feisty Midwestern sister of ABC Carpet & Home, New York...more

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Merz Apothecary, Chicago

In 1875, Chicago pharmacist Peter Merz's clientele was mostly recent European immigrants. His staff spoke several languages, and they specialized in hand-mixing...more

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P.O.S.H., Chicago

This antique shop may be just a few blocks removed from the extravagantly modern chain stores that dominate Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile, but its...more

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