SEP 2012

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56 EW AAO PREVIEW September 2012 November 10-13, 2012 Chicago shopping C hicago rivals New York and Los Angeles as a trendy, upscale shop- ping destination. Because many of the high-profile stores are concentrated in one area of the city, tourists and locals often rave about the conven- ience of shopping in Chicago. The Magnificent Mile Often compared to New York's Fifth Avenue and Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles, much of Chicago's first- rate shopping is located along this roughly mile-long stretch of North Michigan Avenue. Many stores are located inside high-rise malls, which can take up a city block. Garrett Popcorn Shop 670 N. Michigan Ave. 312-944-2630 www.garrettpopcorn.com If you need a quick snack, stop into this Chicago landmark—critics have said this shop sells the best popcorn in America. Ralph Lauren 750 N. Michigan Ave. 312-280-1655 www.ralphlauren.com This four-story, wood-paneled, mini- mansion is the world's largest Ralph Lauren store. Oak Street This stretch of converted town houses is home to designer-label stores. If you plan on shopping here, remember that most of the stores are closed on Sundays. Hermès 110 E. Oak St. 312-787-8175 www.hermes.com If you're looking for upscale acces- sories, visit this Hermès location in Chicago. The luxury house is famous for its silk scarves and leather handbags. Pratesi 67 E. Oak St. 312-943-8422 www.pratesi.com This Italian company supplies linens to some of the top hotels in the world. Pratesi claims to use the best cotton in the world to create its deluxe bed, bath, and table linens. River North Chicago is considered a breeding ground for emerging artists and art dealers. In additional to the art galleries, a growing number of home-design stores are located in this area. Manifesto 755 N. Wells St. 312-664-0733 www.manifestofurniture.com In addition to its custom-designed furniture, this store offers items imported from Austria and Italy. Mig and Tig 540 N. Wells St. 312-644-8277 www.migandtig.com This store sells classically designed furnishings in addition to decorative home accessories. Wicker Park This artsy neighborhood is home to an eclectic mix of gift shops, furniture stores, antique shops, and clothing boutiques. Habit 1951 W. Division St. 773-342-0093 www.habitchicago.com Inspired by New York boutiques, this shop is dedicated to promoting well-crafted clothing and accessories created by independent designers. Pagoda Red 1714 N. Damen Ave. 773-235-1188 www.pagodared.com This unique store sells Asian col- lectibles and art objects, including rugs, Tibetan chests, and ceramics.

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