"Luxe Shopping like Fifth Avenue and Rodeo Drive" Magnificent Mile/Michigan Avenue Tip by machomikemd

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The Magnificent Mile of Chicago Competes with the famed fifth avenue of manhattan and rodeo drive of Beverly Hills as one huge luxe shopping area and many go here just to take pictures and not to shop due to the sky high prices! Again this huge shopping area contains 3,100,000 sq ft (288,000 m2) of retail space, 460 stores, 275 restaurants, 51 hotels, and a host of sightseeing and entertainment attractions to more than 22 million visitors annually and a mixture of upscale department stores, restaurants, luxury retailers, residential and commercial buildings, financial services companies and hotels, and caters primarily to tourists and the affluent and again I might put this into the tourist traps tips hehehe.

What to buy: all the Luxe items that you want!!!!!

the Stores Include: Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Barneys New York, and Macy's. In addition, some of the finest luxury boutiques such as Cartier, Escada, Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chanel, Max Mara, Vera Wang, Jimmy Choo, Georg Jensen, Harry Winston, Yves Saint Laurent, Tory Burch, St. John, Loro Piana, Jil Sander, Givenchy, Aritzia, Stuart Weitzman, Prada, Paul Stuart, Betsey Johnson, Montblanc, Anne Fontaine, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Bottega Veneta, Herm├Ęs, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Cole Haan, Charles David, Giorgio Armani, Kenneth Cole, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ermenegildo Zegna, Burberry, Hugo Boss, La Perla, Agent Provocateur, Dennis Basso, Piazza Sempione, Fratelli Rosseti, Hickey Freeman, Jil Sander, Henry Beguelin, Juicy Couture, Michael Kors, Bernadaud, Christofle, Arthur, Sermoneta, Manrico Cashmere, Marlowe, Graff Diamonds, David Yurman, Fogal, Wolford, Frette, Pratesi, Culti, Tiffany & Co., and Guess. Need I say More?

What to pay: Maxx out your Platinum Credit Card!!!!!!

Address: Michigan Avenue
Directions: Between the Chicago River and Oak St.
Phone: (312) 409-5560
Theme: Department Store
Website: http://www.themagnificentmile.com/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 13, 2010
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