Best of 2015: Shopping & Fashion

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Accessories Store


Energy. Nature. Attitude. Zest. For Life! This accessory store brings all of these to the table with their designer jewelry and spa products. 444 Central Ave., Highland Park, 847-433-6466; 309 Happ Road, Northfields, 847-446-5551; 111 W. Church St., Libertyville, 847-680-1111


Clothing Boutique

Juniper Boutique (North Shore)

A second-time winner, Juniper Boutique is a go-to store for clothing, accessories and denim. 1346 Shermer Road, Northbrook, 224-326-2412

Ikram (Chicago)

This Gold Coast boutique stuns not only with its high-end inven- tory but also with its hard-to- miss red storefront. Don’t forget to visit their cafe and gallery! 15 E. Huron St., Chicago, 312-587-1000

Jewelry Store

David Yurman (Chicago)

An iconic designer jewelry brand located on Chicago’s famed Oak Street. 40 E. Oak St., Chicago, 312-787-7779

Razny Jewelers (North Shore)

This family-owned and operated store has been around for more than 60 years. Whether you’re looking for a special gift or a custom piece, you’ll be able to find it here. 1700 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, 847-432-5300



The Book Stall

Not just a retailer, this bookstore hosts monthly events with visits from authors and a book club. 811 Elm St., Winnetka, 847-446-8880

Shopping Center

Westfield Old Orchard

With more than 170 shops and restaurants, Old Orchard creates the perfect outdoor-shopping experience. 4905 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, 847-673-6800

Gala Attire

Avenue Fashions

Find your perfect black-tie look at this store that offers a one-on-one shopping experience and expert alterations for the perfect fit. 720 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, 847-940-1818

Lingerie Store

Schwartz’s Intimate Apparel

This store is a lingerie institution with an accommodating staff that helps you find the perfect undergarments, swimwear and more. 161 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park, 847-251-1118

Gift Shop

Peachtree Place

A one-stop shop for special occasion or just because gifts. 303 S. Happ Road, Northfield, 847-441-7585


Men’s Clothing Store

Paul Stuart

A one-stop shop for everything a man could ever need in his wardrobe, from bowties to pajamas. 107 E. Oak St., Chicago, 312-640-2650; 208 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, 312-580-0000

Resale Shop

North Shore Exchange

This upscale consignment shop offers not only clothing, but also home furnishings and decor, all with a philanthropic mindset. 372 Hazel Ave., Glencoe, 847-835-0026

Home Furnishings/Home Accessories

Material Possessions

A two-time winner whose interior design gurus curate covetable home pieces. 954 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, 847-446-8840



This Westfield Old Orchard location has been delivering for years with a wonderful staff that helps you navigate through a floor filled with your favorite brands. 4937 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, 847-677-2121

Sporting Goods/Athletic Store

Uncle Dan’s

This store has everything you need for an outdoor adventure, be it a classic camping trip or an outdoor music festival. 3551 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, 773-348-5800; 901 W. Church St., Evanston, 847-475-7100; 621 Central Ave., Highland Park, 847-266-8600

Electronics Store

Abt Electronics

This store offers a little bit of everything, including state-of-the-art electronics. 1200 N. Milwaukee, Glenview, 888-228-5800

At-Home Tech Support

Geek Squad (Best Buy)

Get help with your dire and difficult tech problems as well as basic installation and troubleshooting issues. 2301 Howard St., Evanston, 847-570-0450; 1072 Willow Road, Northbrook, 847-205-2305; 5425 Touhy Ave., Skokie, 847-933-9170

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