Lonely Planet review
Spanning Michigan Ave between the river and Oak St, the Mag Mile is Chicago's much-touted upscale shopping strip, where Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus and Saks will lighten your wallet. The city likes to claim that it's one of the top five shopping streets in the world. But that's a bit of a boast, because the retailers are mostly high-end chains that have stores throughout the country.
Granted, they're more slicked up than usual and their vacuum-packed proximity on Michigan Ave is handy. Probably what’s most magnificent is the millions of dollars they ring up annually. The road goes all out in December with a festive spread of tree lights and holiday adornments.