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The Gold Coast

LUXE City Guides - Chicago - - Shopping Itineraries -

The city’s monied and main­stream retail hood bor­ders the lake. Ready to get spendy, Wendy? Fuel up first at More Cup­cakes / 1 E Delaware / 312 951 0001 / more­cup­cakes.com / with con­fec­tions al­most too pretty to eat. Al­most. Exit right, skip­ping into girly In­ter­mix at #40 / 312 640 2922 / in­ter­mixon­line.com / a la­bel Ma­bel chain of edgy, el­e­gant int’l eye-catchers. Exit left up N Rush, cross and twirl right into E Wal­ton all the way to #60 House of Kahn / 312 943 9937 / house­ofkahnes­tate­jew­el­ers.com / and buzz to en­ter a world of ‘liq­ui­da­tion’ sale fly­ers, Vul­gari decor, but also some beau­ti­ful, mint con­di­tion es­tate jew­ellery. Sugar fix fiz­zled? Note the sweet Sprin­kles vend­ing ma­chine at #50 / sprin­kles.com, then pivot right back onto N Rush and up ahead spy #937 Le Colo­nial / 312 255 0088 / le­colo­nialchicago. com / a char­mant French-viet diner. Al­ter­na­tively, graze with Chicago’s pretty peeps across at Freds in­side Bar­neys at 15 E Oak (cor­ner Rush), or if you’re starved for a hunk of meat, ma­cho Gib­sons Steak­house is all the way up at 1028 N Rush (see Lunch for both). If not, turn right at E Oak for a jam-packed shop­ping strip: at #37 is Bon­point / 312 475 9140 / bon­point.com / with gor­geous kid­die threads that cost more than your own clothes, then Pomel­lato at #41 / 312 649 9720 / pomel­lato.com / has colour­ful cock­tail rings and other bold baubles, and Tory Burch at #45 / 312 280 0010 / to­ry­burch.com / has in­signia bal­let flats snapped up, like the rest of her garb (w). At #49, bound up the stairs to gent’s clubby Ge­orge Greene / 312 654 2490 / ge­orge-greene.com / for on-trend suits, shoes, shirts and ac­ces­sories for dap­per dudes. In the same build­ing is Col­letti Gallery / 312 664 6767 / col­let­ti­gallery.com / for a glimpse of Toulouse-lautrec’s Boîte de Nuit, and other Art Nou­veau vin­tage posters. Next, Lester Lam­pert at #57 / 312 944 6888 / lester­lam­pert.com / has glit­ter­ing gems, cast-gold and di­a­monds, and will cus­tom make. Lux­aby at #59 / 312 280 7905 / lux­aby­baby.com / stocks a cou­ture closet be­fit­ting lit­tle princes and princesses, and then mama can get spoiled next door at #61 Alexis Bit­tar / 312 649 9112 / alex­is­bit­tar.com, with all man­ner of sparkly drool­ery. Note trusty tai­lor Bo­gus­law is at #65 (see Very Use­ful). Cross the street now and at #50 zip up to the 7/F for VMR (see Ad­vanced Shop­ping), which stands for vin­tage, mod­ern and re­sale, and trans­lates into a cov­etable cache from de­sign­ers like Pucci, Fendi and Jil San­der. Phew! Carry on down the street and leap into #106 Charles Ifer­gan at / 312 642 4484 / closed Sun-mon / charlesifer­gan.com / for a quickie fa­cial, cut or makeup con­sul­ta­tion, and dump hubs at #107 Paul Stu­art / 312 640 2650 / paulstu­art. com / renowned for their clas­sic be­spoke shirts and snappy top-to-toe men’s suit­ing. Dry as jerky? Stay perky Pam, cock­tails ahead. Skip to the end to meet N Michi­gan. Left for Palm Court (see Coffee), or right to 900 N Michi­gan for pris­tine vin­tage sparklers and ac­ces­sories at Lulu’s on the Av­enue and cu­rated con­cept shop Space 519 (see Stand­out Stores for both). Et voilà, c’est fini! Take sun­set tip­ples one block down at the sky-high Sig­na­ture Lounge (see Bars) in the John Hancock Cen­ter. A toast to you!

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