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)
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)
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)
1346 Shermer Road, Northbrook
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)
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)
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)
1460 Paddock Drive, Northbrook
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)
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)
2723 Pfingsten Road, Glenview
Superior Optical has every type of glasses you would possibly ever need (yes, including glasses dedicated to golfing).
Best Gifts (City)
1835 W. Montrose, Chicago
Pop in to find the perfect greeting card and gift for every occasion — stress free.
Best Gifts (Suburbs)
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)
2048 N. Halsted St., Chicago
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)
5 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago
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)
1224 Chicago Ave. #102, Evanston
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)
There is nothing you can’t find for your pets at Kriser’s.
Best Pet Store (Suburbs)
625 Green Bay Road, Wilmette
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 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Be sure to enjoy the killer view while you shop.
Best Shopping Center/Mall (Suburbs)
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.