Where to shop in Chicago?
Shopping in a big American city like Chicago is the same as shopping in any other city. Unless you find some unique locations like the ones I found, then you’ll have an amazing time shopping and discovering new places.
These recommendations are part of my Ultimate Chicago Travel Guide, If you need recommendations please head over to my other Chicago articles about what to do, what to eat, where to drink coffee and where to stay.
If you’ve been following my blog for some time, you’ll know how much I love diptyque products. I was so happy to discover this boutique on my first trip to Chicago. It’s the only diptyque boutique in the Midwest so it’s the only location you’ll be able to find boutique only products that are not available in retail locations such as Nordstrom or Holt Renfrew.
Fleur is another flower shop in Chicago where you’ll also find plenty of nice decorations for your home. There’s also a nice apothecary section where I discovered very nice fragrances.
Galerie F is a gallery & store with an extensive inventory of silkscreen gig posters, art prints & street art.
Gather Home + Lifestyle
Gather Home + Lifestyle is a modern general store featuring small makers. Everything you need for home!
Moth is a cute store we found by pure chance when we were walking to the bus stop. Moth features emerging artists from Scandinavia, Finland & Japan, offering the customers a very unique selection of home goods and clothes.
Tusk is a retail space showcasing a curated selection of objects, clothings, print and locally made pieces. Located in Chicago’s Logan Square. This was by far my favourite store in Chicago, so many good pieces!
Optimo Hats is a a maker of custom-made hats in Chicago. If you’re looking for a perfectly fitted hat, that’s the place to go!
Merz Apothecary is a pharmacy that specialize in beauty products, fragrances and much more. They carry some of the best natural brands and they have a huge selection of niche fragrances.
Magnificent Mile is a shopping district located near North Side where you’ll find the greatest variety of stores in Chicago. Of course you’ll find upscale locations like Neiman Marcus but you’ll also find affordable stores like Uniqlo.
Here are more recommendations for your upcoming visit to Chicago