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Shopping in Chicago

6 of the Best Places to Go This Summer

Chicago is known for its Michigan Avenue shopping, but there are a number of shopping destinations to explore just outside the city. Many feature high-end shops like Neiman Marcus as well as boutique artisan stores. Here are six of the best places to shop in the Chicago area this summer.

1. Oakbrook Center
Oakbrook Center
For a high-end shopping experience, head west from downtown Chicago to visit Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook, which has a spate of luxury stores including Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co. and Louis Vuitton. The upscale, outdoor shopping mall also has familiar favorites like Nordstrom, Crate and Barrel, Anthropologie, Gap, Pottery Barn, Sephora and Apple. It's the only place in Chicago where you can find a store like Pirch, an upscale kitchen and bath showroom with beautiful sinks and appliances, and it's the only place beyond Michigan Avenue where you'll find a Chicago Blackhawks store. Oakbrook Center has a sleek, modern design with various sculptures and water fountains throughout the grounds. In the middle of the center is the Village Green Lawn, which often hosts local events and special activities. A number of excellent restaurants are located within and around Oakbrook Center, and an AMC movie theater with an expanded concession menu and recliner seats.

Historic Downtown Geneva2. Historic Downtown Geneva
Only 45 minutes from Chicago and accessible by Metra, Geneva is a unique getaway. Nestled on the Fox River, Geneva's downtown is home to over 100 independent shops in sparkling historic storefronts and Victorian-style homes. Shoppers weave in and out of the boutiques on quiet tree lined sidewalks and rest on the shady benches along the way. You will find artisans of ice cream, chocolate, baked goods, and coffee ready to entice your palette. At Geneva Commons, just 2.5 miles west of the downtown, popular national stores bustle in an outdoor setting. Finish your day with dinner on a patio at one of Geneva's many amazing restaurants.

Fashion Outlets of Chicago3. Fashion Outlets of Chicago
Fashion Outlets of Chicago is conveniently located just five minutes from O'Hare International Airport and about 15 miles from downtown Chicago in Rosemont, Illinois. It is the area's only two-level indoor outlet shopping experience featuring over 130 designer outlets offering great savings up to 75% off every day. The Center is anchored by Bloomingdale's The Outlet Store, Forever 21, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Nordstrom Rack, and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, and is home to world-class brands like Gucci, Prada, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Burberry, plus national brands like Banana Republic, J.Crew Factory, Swarovski, Nike, Under Armour, Cole Haan and more.

Historic Downtown St. Charles4. Historic Downtown St. Charles
See it. Do it. Live it. St. Charles
Adventures in sight-doing abound in the rich landscape of Greater St. Charles, Illinois. Cited by USA.com as one of the "Top 13 Small Cities in Illinois," you'll enjoy eclectic shopping experiences in upscale boutique shops like Chic Boutique and Jeans and Cute Top Shop - sporting contemporary fashions and hand-selected apparel for all body types; or whimsical antique shops like Eclectic Garden, Directions in Clothing, Amazing Grace Antiques and others that have your "I couldn't resist" vintage clothing, housewares, novelty candies, refurbished furniture masterpieces or coveted collectibles. But shopping is only the tip of the iceberg! Engage in live music, theater and comedy; indulge in incredible dining and bask in outdoor recreation along the beautiful Fox River. Whatever your pleasure, this must see destination is an energetic invitation to scavenge, savor, and sight-do! VisitStCharles.com

5. Chicago Premium Outlets
Chicago Premium Outlets
Clothes, shoes, luggage, jewelry and chocolate: You name it, the Chicago Premium Outlets has it-and at discount prices. The outlet has more than 160 shops and a number of good restaurants like the Rise Pies Handcrafted Pizza and M Burgers. Shoppers regularly find deep discounts at luxury retailers including Coach, Kate Spade and Michael Kors, but the outdoor mall also has more mainstream retailers including J. Crew, Banana Republic, Reebok and Nike. A recent expansion includes outdoor courtyards with fireplaces, reflecting pond, visitor services center and added parking.

Westfield Old Orchard6. Westfield Old Orchard
One of the Midwest's most celebrated shopping malls, Westfield Old Orchard has more than 140 specialty stores including retail giants Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor and Macy's. The beautiful outdoor mall features manicured gardens, landscaped walkways and sparkling fountains. McCormick and Schmick's, California Pizza Kitchen, Cheesecake Factory, Rick Bayless' Frontera Fresco, The Bagel, Nando's Peri Peri, Shake Shack and Buffalo Wild Wings are delicions dining options. Kids have a blast at the outdoor PlaySpace! The spacious, open-air play space is accessible year-round. Small kids and their accompany adults enjoy the choo choo train that circles the shopping center.

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