mag mile in chicago

Retail Therapy


All your Michigan Avenue shopping dreams come true

We’re all about turning lofty dreams into reality, and that rings true for retail rêves, too. Thankfully our North Michigan Avenue neighbor makes this effortless for shopping aficionados who appreciate the finer things in life. On this legendary shopping stretch—the "Magnificent Mile" or "the Mag Mile" to us locals—you’ll find luxury shops and retail flagships, ranging from Burberry and Escada to Ralph Lauren and Tiffany and Co. This designer mecca is also home to shopping centers where you could easily pass an entire morning; our favorites include the 900 Shops, anchored by Bloomingdale's; The Shops at North Bridge, housing Nordstrom; Chicago Place, where Saks Fifth Avenue resides; and Water Tower Place, home to Macy's and American Girl Place. (The Avenue is also home to the Chicago Water Works Visitor Information Center, where you can embark on a trolley tour and pick up Chicago-centric souvenirs.)