Tag Archives: shopping

Chicago Men’s Style Guide

Whether you’re a self-diagnosed shopaholic or you live in fear of having to buy new clothes, men living in the Chicago area are in luck because there are a number of great stores nearby selling all sorts of men’s fashion items.

UPchicago Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are creeping up on us, and let’s be real — most of us haven’t finished our shopping yet. Check out this collection of great local gift ideas for everyone on your list.

5 Kickass… Streets for Holiday Shopping in Chicago

5 Kickass… Streets for Holiday Shopping in Chicago

Don’t know where to snag the best gifts for everyone on your list this year? Here are our 5 kickass ways to get through your holiday shopping in Chicago — sans malls! Hint: they’re our favorite shopping streets in the city…

A Day Trip to Michigan City, IN

Trying to save some money? Desperate for an afternoon of shopping? Penny Pinchers assemble! Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets is just what you need. And don’t just stop at shopping, make a day of it in Michigan City.

Old Orchard Shopping Mall

Old Orchard Shopping Mall

Old Orchard may be outside the city, but with FREE parking lots and all the mall’s restaurants and stores located within a very leisurely and walkable distance, it’s worth a trip.

Let’s Make a Deal: Maxwell Street Market

Before there was Target or Wal-Mart, even before clearance items or sales racks, there was Maxwell Street Market. A bargainer’s haven, the little thoroughfare on the near west side is open every Sunday.

Uncle Fun: A Toy Store for Everyone

Uncle Fun: A Toy Store for Everyone

Uncle Fun is not your typical Toys R’ Us. It’s a gag gift utopia filled with nostalgic trinkets that kids, and the kid in all of us, can enjoy.

5 Kickass… Chicago Bookstores

5 Kickass… Chicago Bookstores

Here are 5 kick-ass Chicago bookstores sure to meet your reading needs and offer titles, events, and amenities that Borders could never provide.

Knee Deep Vintage: Looking Good in Pilsen

Knee Deep Vintage: Looking Good in Pilsen

This hip vintage shop in Pilsen has everything you need to look swank the next time you go out. And it doesn’t smell bad!

Candyality: What Your Sweets Say About You

Candyality: What Your Sweets Say About You

Is Candyality the “Sweetest Destination in Chicago”? Read on to find out!

Chicago Spring Break Staycation

Chicago Spring Break Staycation

With gas prices skyrocketing, road trips and flights to exotic beach locales are becoming a luxury not all of us can afford. But that doesn’t mean you can’t take a break from the norm. Check our our picks for a fabulous Chicago spring break staycation!

The Malls of the Magnificent Mile

Whether or not you view shopping as a necessity or a hobby, there is something for you in the malls on Michigan Avenue.

Shopping in Lincoln Park

As the yuppie capital of Chicago, Lincoln Park is retail heaven. Boutiques and high end stores line the streets of Halsted and Armitage. So, if you’re looking for good shopping here’s our road map.

State Street Shopping

Frank Sinatra called State Street “that great street” in his song, “Chicago.” With all the amazing places to shop along State Street, he sure was right.