Best of Chicago 2019: Shopping

Better: Best of 2019

Shopping for a loved one? Treating yourself? Either way, you’ll find everything from best-selling books to trendy clothes at these must-visit shops around Chicago.

Best Bookstore (City)

Women and Children First

5233 N. Clark St., Chicago

While you’re looking for your next sweet read, bring your kids in for story time, every morning from 10:30-11 a.m.

Best Bookstore (Suburbs)

Book Bin

1151 Church St., Northbrook

For the third year in a row, readers have voted that this is the best place to find that new favorite read.

Best Women’s Clothing (City)



From baby strollers to bikinis and winter jackets, there’s nothing Nordstrom doesn’t have. 

Best Women’s Clothing (Suburbs)

Juniper Boutique

1346 Shermer Road, Northbrook

Best of 2019: Juniper Boutique
Photo courtesy of Juniper Boutique.

For the sixth year in a row, Juniper Boutique continues to impress our readers with their fashion options.

Best Men’s Clothing (City)



A classic department store that features the latest products from designer brands such as Adidas, Gucci, and Chanel.

Best Men’s Clothing (Suburbs)

Guys & Co.

1855-B Deerfield Road, Highland Park

Guys & Co. will make sure all husbands, sons, and dads are dressed to the nines.

Best Consignment/Thrift Shop (City)

North Shore Exchange

900 N. Michigan, 4th floor, Chicago

Check out North Shore Exchange to get some steals on pre-loved designer items and the chance to sell some of your own pieces.

Best Consignment/Thrift Shop (Suburbs)

Village Treasure House

1460 Paddock Drive, Northbrook

Best of 2019: Village Treasure House
Photo courtesy of Village Treasure House.

There’s a story behind every piece of furniture, but if you’re ready to let go of yours, put it up for consignment. To date, Village Treasure House has given away $2,696,000 to nonprofits. 

Best Eyewear (City)

Warby Parker


Glasses can be a big commitment, so it’s important to pick the right pair. At Warby Parker, they let you try out frames at home — for free.

Best Eyewear (Suburbs)

Superior Optical

2723 Pfingsten Road, Glenview

Best of 2019: Superior Optical
Photo courtesy of Superior Optical.

Superior Optical has every type of glasses you would possibly ever need (yes, including glasses dedicated to golfing).

Best Gifts (City)

Hazel Apparel & Gifts

1835 W. Montrose, Chicago

Pop in to find the perfect greeting card and gift for every occasion — stress free.

Best Gifts (Suburbs)

La De Da

1957 Cherry Lane, Northbrook

Bring the challenge of finding a gift to this shop and the staff will be sure to not fail you.

Best Home Furnishing/Home Accessories (City)

Bedside Manor Ltd.

2048 N. Halsted St., Chicago

Best of 2019: Bedside Manor
Photo courtesy of Bedside Manor Ltd.

If you’re tired of having mismatched towels and sheets, Bedside Manor can help you come up with a more streamlined look.

Best Home Furnishing/Home Accessories (Suburbs)


1820 Glenview Road, Glenview

Looking to switch things up a bit in your home? Mandarine has a design suited for every type of home and style.

Best Local Jewelry Store (City)

Rahmanim’s Imports

5 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago

Best of 2019: Rahmanim's Imports
Photo courtesy of Rahmanim’s Imports.

Not sure what to look for or where to start? Stop by Rahmanim with your questions and walk out with the perfect diamond.

Best Local Jewelry Store (Suburbs)

Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry

1224 Chicago Ave. #102, Evanston

Best of 2019: Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry
Photo by Nancy Valladolid Photography.

Whether you’re looking for a gift for yourself or a loved one, diamonds or gold, Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry has everything you’re looking for.

Best Pet Store (City)

Kriser’s Natural Pet


There is nothing you can’t find for your pets at Kriser’s.

Best Pet Store (Suburbs)

Wilmette Pet Center

625 Green Bay Road, Wilmette

Best of 2019: Wilmette Pet Center
Photo courtesy of Wilmette Pet Center.

If you’re looking for dog food options, check out their food finder tool that will help you sort foods based on formula, calories, and fiber amount. Wilmette Pet Center also fosters cats and dogs for Adopt-A-Pet.

Best Shopping Center/Mall (City)

900 North Michigan

900 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago

Be sure to enjoy the killer view while you shop.

Best Shopping Center/Mall (Suburbs)

Westfield Old Orchard

4905 Old Orchard Center, Skokie

A beautiful outdoor mall that features a variety of shops and restaurants such as Anthropologie, J.Crew, Roka Akor, and California Pizza Kitchen.