September 2018


2018 AAO annual meeting • October 27–30, 2018
Chicago shopping

The Magnificent Mile
Many of the topnotch stores in Chicago are located on this mile-long area of North Michigan Avenue. Shopping centers here include the 900 North Michigan Shops, which has a six-level Bloomingdales and about a dozen restaurants and 70 retail stores; The Shops at North Bridge, which covers the nine-block North Bridge area and has a four-level shopping center; and Water Tower Place, featuring an eight-level atrium and more than 100 stores.

Garrett Popcorn Shop
625 North Michigan Avenue
Get a snack and explore one of Chicago’s most famous staples. Many have argued that they carry the best popcorn in the United States.

Ralph Lauren
750 North Michigan Avenue
The world’s largest Polo store is located in the Windy City. This four-story store is complete with wood paneling and resembles a small mansion. There is also a Ralph Lauren restaurant adjacent to the store, which opened in 1999.

Oak Street
Check out this Chicago shopping area that’s home to many designer stores located in converted townhouses. It’s located at the northern end of the Magnificent Mile. Stores include Harry Winston, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Louboutin, and Jimmy Choo, among others.

43 East Oak Street
This is one place that you may be able to shop for a deal on Oak Street. This drugstore is popular among Chicago hairstylists and makeup artists.

River North
Consider visiting this Chicago shopping area that is particularly popular for emerging artists and art dealers. There are a number of galleries and home stores in the area.

808 North Wells Street
The furniture here is custom designed and is also imported from Austria and Italy. It has been open in the River North area since 1986.

Wicker Park
This neighborhood is known to be artsy and is popular for its gift shops, furniture stores, antique shops, and clothing stores. It also has a number of restaurants and bars.

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