The Merchandise Mart is the world's largest commercial center, and largest wholesale design center. The enormous property is 4.2 million square feet and acts as one of Chicago's premier international business locations. The upper levels of office space, designer showrooms and conference center space are closed to the general public. The first two floors, however, have been converted into a full retail mall that includes a post office and a food court. For more information, visit the website.
With more than 20 branches across the globe, this famous chain has been serving patrons for nearly a century now. Like the name suggests, it caters only to big-made gents who have a problem finding clothing in their sizes. Reputed brands like Levi's, Dockers and Ralph Lauren feature at this store. Accessories and shoes are also on offer. Whether it's loungewear, smart casuals or a stylish suit you're after, you're sure to find it here. The quality and fits of these products are their two biggest draws. If you are unsure of anything, seek advice from the friendly and knowledgeable staff. Visit the website for information regarding upcoming sales, gift ideas and best-selling items.
You'll feel like a new person strutting around in shoes offered by this Italian heavyweight of the fashion industry. Throw away those old duds and don a pair of Ferragamos to make heads turn. Chic clothes and accessories are also on offer here. If your budget is not sky high, just choose from amongst scarves, eyegear, watches, bags, perfumes and more. The ever-friendly staff puts you at ease and helps you without being overly obtrusive. Even a round of window-shopping at this place can prove to be therapeutic!
George Greene caters to gentlemen with a sophisticated sense of style. The store stocks exclusive brands like Yamamoto, Ermenegildo Zegna, Dior and also offers a range of accessories for men including shoes. If you're not a jacket-&-tie or Polo sweatshirt-sporting kind of person you should know better than to step in here; and don't even dream of buying anything without a major budget-the kind you could buy a car with! The store also tailors suits for exacting customers.
Located on the third and fourth floors of the Michigan Avenue Shopping Center, Mark Shale offers an exclusive range of menswear, womens wear and shoes to the shopaholics of Chicago. Light wooden furniture and ribbed glass add a contemporary touch to the elegant collection of designer apparel that is neatly displayed on racks. Apart from providing top quality designs in formal and party wear, the store also sells belts, jewelry, handbags, scarves, ties and hats to match your clothes.
A store offering beautiful home accessories, furnishings and antiques is now within reach! Walk in and be enthralled at the wide range of items available for both interiors and gardens. The merchandise includes bookshelves, lamps, vases, treasure chests, sofas, patio chairs and tables, armoires, beds, consoles and more. You can swear by the quality of the products at Mecox, and if you have something specific in mind, you can even get it made-to-order.
Stark white interiors interspersed with hot pink chairs and rugs, make up the cute interiors of Samantha. Stocked with some of the hippest labels, this store is a favorite with all ages. Pretty tops, flirty dresses, denims, bags and more abound here. Fashionistas will find brands like Hanky Panky, Genetic Denim, Charlotte, Ya-Ya, True Religion and many, many more lining the shelves. Make sure you carry plenty of cash because there is a lot to buy and none of it is cheap!
Anyone familiar with Eileen Fisher's creations will know that they seldom go out of style. Scour through piles of sweaters, tees, skirts, slippers, sneakers, tuxedo tops and pea-coats, available in varying colors and sizes. The staff gives customers enough breathing space to make their own choices, and assists when necessary. The pricing can be high, but few complain.
The international retail brand has everything in fashion for men and women. As the collection changes each season, there's always something to look forward to here. Find cotton shirts, twill pants, tulip shaped skirts, Raffia bead necklace and straight leg denims in varying colors. Two levels separate men's and women's clothing. Cosmetics and bags are also on offer. So, stack up your purses and head to Club Monaco to enjoy the ultimate shopping experience.
Famous for the leather weave in its products, Bottega Veneta which is now owned by Gucci, is a coveted fashion stop on Michigan Avenue. While handbags are the main draw, belts, jewelry, jackets, shoes and other accessories garner equal attention. Bottega Veneta is known for exclusivity. Also, the clients can customize their ready-to-wear items for a price.