Magnificent Mile Area Shopping Walk, Chicago
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Treat yourself to something special or just gaze at the fantastic displays when you go on a shopping expedition along Magnificent Mile. This is an upscale section of the city's Michigan Avenue, which is a major north-south street. The Magnificent Mile is Chicago's largest shopping area and is a retail paradise with its numerous department stores, luxury boutiques and glitzy multi-story mega-malls. Whatever you need, you'll find it here, but give yourself the time to fully explore the expansive area. Among the Mile's luxury brands are Bulgari, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren and Chanel, as well as jewelers and watch designers, including Rolex and Cartier. This is stylish shopping with a capital 'S'. Nearby is Oak Street, a haven of luxurious shops, international couture houses and restaurants. There are also smaller shops that provide more personal care and attention than you may find on the Mile. Another bonus is that Oak Street attracts a lot less foot traffic. And if you’re tired after all that shopping and want to surrender your body to a blissfully relaxing treatment, visit one of the street’s sumptuous spas. Fashionistas will also discover some great clothing finds on Rush Street which is home to the flagship store of Hermes. A large Versace store is slated to open here soon.