Shop the City
Check off your shopping list with fabulous gifts from Chicago’s top shopping spots.
VALE CRAFT GALLERY
Tana Acton’s adjustable cuff bracelets and rings are among the contemporary jewelry shown at Vale Craft Gallery. The gallery features an eclectic mix of fine craft by local and national artists including beautiful glass objects, innovative ceramics, mixed media wall art, and whimsical sculpture. Located in the River North gallery district. 230 West Superior Street, Chicago; 312-337-3525; www.valecraftgallery.com.
CHICAGO THEN AND NOW
This book pairs archival photos with modern views to tell the story of the city’s rich history. Chicago Architecture Foundation. 224 S. Michigan Ave. Warchitecture.org 312-922-3432
At Hanig’s Footwear we believe that welldesigned, well-crafted, and well-fitted footwear will enhance the way you move and feel throughout your day. Thierry Rabotin shoes are meticulously crafted in Milan, Italy for this purpose. Think luxuriously soft nappa leathers and suedes in gorgeous modern styles, designed with unparalleled comfort so you will be saying “ahhh” instead of “ouch” at the end of the day. Pictured: Giovanna loafer in red suede from Thierry Rabotin. 875 N. Michigan Avenue (Delaware entrance) Chicago, IL 60611, 312-787-6800, www.hanigs.com
This German made go everywhere bracelet is made of 80 strands of steel cables with sterling silver “pods”, giving it a full, wide body look-but leaving a soft and light feel. Magnetic clasp makes it easy to put it on and off. Located at Shops at Northbridge, ground level on Grand Avenue between Rush and Wabash. Open Daily. 55 East Grand Avenue, Chicago; 312-595-9437 pistachiosonline.com.
JOEL OPPENHEIMER GALLERY
Joel Oppenheimer Gallery offers a stunning selection of natural history art, custom archival framing, and nationally recognized art conservation and restoration services. Featuring magnificent works by Audubon, Redouté, Gould, Besler, and many others, the gallery’s dramatic interior provides an ideal setting to view this world-class collection of natural history art. Pictured: John J. Audubon, Great Blue Heron, N-Y Historical Society Edition. 10 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611, 312-642-5300, www.audubonart.com