JAMES & SONS FINE JEWELERS
The recipient of Hearts on Fire’s 2016 Global Retailer of the Year award, this service-focused business features luxe watches, jewelry, diamonds, and engagement rings. 1457 N. Halsted St., 773-327-8800; 15234 S. Lagrange Road, Orland Park, 708-226-0800; 112 Indianapolis Blvd., Schererville, Indiana, 219-864-9090; jamesandsons.com
The fine footwear favorite has taken its place among its fellow fashion behemoths in the Gold Coast, settling into a gleaming storefront on Oak Street. Shop the international icon’s latest collections, from pumps, sandals, wedges, and boots for women to men’s sneakers and dress shoes, plus bags, belts, and other elegant leather goods and accessories.
114 E. Oak St., 312-255-1170; jimmychoo.com
Renowned for its stunning custom-made pieces crafted on-site by expert gemologists, this famed family-owned Chicago jeweler welcomes an A-list clientele to its luxe bilevel, 5,000-square-foot River North showroom boasting a watch gallery and a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and design room. 7 E. Huron St., 312-9446888; lesterlampert.com