5 Chicago Neighborhoods Every Shopper Must Visit29 October 2015
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A trip to the Mag Mile isn't complete without a visit to Water Tower Place (835 N Michigan), an 8-level shopping plaza named for the nearby historic Water Tower, which was one of the only buildings to withstand the great Chicago Fire of 1871. This premiere shopping structure has nearly 100 stores, ranging from Macy's and CUSP by Neiman Marus to Forever 21 and Victoria's Secret. One could easily spend a single day exploring this place alone!
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One of the most easily recognizable stores on State Street is Macy’s (111 N State), which occupies the historic Marshall Field’s building. During the holidays, Macy’s continues the tradition of Marshall Field’s by decorating its windows with whimsical displays, which often follow a storyline that unfolds as you walk along the outside of the building. It’s truly magical to behold, and well worth a trip during the year’s busiest shopping season.
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Armitage isn’t just a hot spot for shopping; this area also plays host to some of the city’s best eats. If you can, make time to sink your teeth into a mouth-watering burger (Butcher and the Burger, 1021 W Armitage) or a sweet treat of delicious doughnuts (Glazed and Infused, 939 W Armitage) or homemade italian ice (Annette’s Italian Ice, 924 W Armitage) that you won’t find anywhere else in this world.
Southport Corridor is also a great place to grab a latte, a seat on a patio, and a great vantage point for people watching. Try Julius Meinl (3601 N Southport) for a quality cup of coffee and a wide selection of pastries, and enjoy watching Chicagoans bop in and out of some of the city’s best local businesses.
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Before you depart from Andersonville, make sure you stop in at Andersonville Wine and Spirits (5201 N Clark) for one of the city’s most stellar selections of liquors, beer and, of course, wine.