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American Girl Place

This is not your mother’s doll shop; it’s an experience. Here dolls are treated as real people: the ‘hospital’ carts them away in wheelchairs for repairs, and the cafe seats the dolls as part of the family during te…
Toys in Gold Coast

Lego Store

After ooohhing and aaahhing at the cool models of rockets, castles and dinosaurs scattered throughout the store, kids can build their own designs at pint-sized tables equipped with bins of the signature little brick…
Mall in Gold Coast

Water Tower Place

Water Tower Place launched the city’s love affair with vertical shopping centers. Many locals swear this first one remains the best. The mall houses 100 stores on seven levels, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Mac…
Sports & Outdoors in Gold Coast

Burton Snowboards

Midwesterners shred the slopes too, and this is where air dogs come to get their gear. Burton, of course, is the biggest brand in the business. Its multistory Chicago shop carries a sweet selection of boards, jacket…
Clothing in Gold Coast

Uniqlo

Take the escalators up from street level to the rainbow array of affordable, clean-lined jeans, T-shirts, jackets and other clothing staples. Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo puts on a spread that draws men and wome…
Clothing in Gold Coast

Barneys New York

Barneys provides the quintessential Gold Coast shopping experience. Its six floors sparkle with mega-high-end designer goods, while the penthouse holds a posh restaurant with a toasty fireplace.
Electronics in Gold Coast

Best Buy

A convenient store for those looking to pick up laptop or cell-phone supplies, Best Buy offers good prices on things like SIM cards, flash drives, hand-held computing devices and more. Come with a clear idea of what…
Mall in Gold Coast

900 N Michigan

This huge mall is home to an upscale collection of stores including Diesel, Gucci and J Crew among many others. Water Tower Place is under the same management and they simply placed all the really expensive stores o…
Clothing in Gold Coast

Jil Sander

Jil Sander’s minimalist colors and simple designs somehow manage to remain fashionable long after other trendsetters have disappeared from the scene.
Clothing in Gold Coast

TopShop

The popular British purveyor of youthful, urban-cool style recently opened this big store on the Magnificent Mile.