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Chicago's North Shore is a shopping enthusiast's paradise! Whether you fancy a leisurely stroll through an antique store, prefer browsing from one neighborhood boutique to another, or enjoy the high-energy hustle and bustle of a world-class shopping mall, the North Shore has something for everyone! Following are some of the North Shore's most popular places for shopping. Just hop in the car and make a day of it!
Westfield Old Orchard, I-94 at Old Orchard exit, Skokie
One of the most spectacular shopping centers on the North Shore, Westfield Old Orchard is a gorgeous outdoor mall with beautifully manicured gardens, landscaped walkways, unique art sculptures and cascading fountains. Featuring over 140 stores (including such retail giants as Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, Marshall Field's, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue), dozens of dining options (you'll have a tough time deciding between Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, Corner Bakery, Maggiano's Little Italy, The Bagel and the mall's (took out upscale)food court), why not join us for dessert at Cold Stone Creamery, Mrs. Fields Cookies while getting your daily dose of java from Starbucks or Corner Bakery Café a movie theater, and more, Westfield Old Orchard is a shopper's dream come true!
Northbrook Court, 2171 Northbrook Court
(Lake Cook Road between Skokie Boulevard and Waukegan Road)
In the heart of Chicago's prospering North Shore, Northbrook Court is home to some of the finest retail stores in the country including BCBG, bebe, Coach, Cole Haan, DKNY, Jacadi, The Land of Nod, Louis Vuitton, Mark Shale, MaxMara, Nicole Miller, and Sephora. Northbrook Court's entertainment components include upscale restaurants such as P.F. Chang's, Stir Crazy Cafe and The Palm; as well as a state-of-the-art AMC flagship theater boasting 14 screens. A power anchor alignment also includes Neiman Marcus, Marshall Field's, Lord & Taylor, and an incredible free-standing, 36,500 square foot Crate & Barrel Home Store….an absolute "must see!"
Downtown Evanston, Sherman and Church Streets
Downtown Evanston offers an exciting mix of larger retail chains such as The Gap, Foot Locker, Barnes and Noble, and Borders as well as unique, one-of-a-kind shops such as Joan's Sweet Shoppe, Chicago Rare Books, The Peacock, The Mexican Shop, The Architects Wife, Cassona Home Furnishings and Ayla's Original Gallery of Beads. And, be sure to visit the nationally renowned Folkworks Gallery, which is right around the corner on Chicago Avenue. When you're ready for a fabulous meal, restaurants in Evanston are sure to please. Known as the dining capital of Chicago's North Shore, you'll find everything from a slice of deep dish pizza to sizzling Mexican fajitas. Some of the most popular Evanston eateries include Lulu's Dim Sum and Then Sum, Davis Street Fish Market , and Hecky's BBQ.
Plaza Del Lago, 1515 Sheridan Road, Wilmette
Directly across the street from beautiful Lake Michigan, Plaza del Lago (built in 1928) is the North Shore's oldest shopping center. With an authentic European feel and impressive Spanish-style architecture, this stunning open-air mall, complete with landscaped gardens and fountains, is one of the North Shore's historic treasures. Its wonderful array of retail shops (including Chico's, Hanig's Footwear and Crate & Barrel), specialty boutiques (Glazed Expressions and Yellow Bird) and dining choices (including Burhop's, Convito Italiano and Betise Bistro) are sure to please!
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