Hipster without being annoyingly so, this men’s store blends the practicality and ruggedness of the Midwest with trendy men’s pieces perfectly. Alden Shoe Co., Barbour, Baldwin Denim, Gitman Bros., Redwing and Wolverine are just some of the brands that line the shelves of this man’s man store.
Attached to the swanky Waldorf Astoria Hotel, this Gold Coast boutique will make you feel right at home with his laid back interior and friendly staff. Nicely curated for a tredy-without-trying-to-hard vibe featuring goodies by Erin Fetherston, Smythe, Kelly Wearstler, Ulla Johnson and Sachin + Babi.
Standing five floors tall with an LED-illuminate black chrome and glass exterior façade in the Burberry check pattern, this Burberry flagship not only houses the brand’s entire collection (children’s too!) but is an architectural marvel. In addition to Prorsum, London, and Brit collections for men and women, the store boasts the first in-store Burberry Beauty consultation counter in North America and a physical space for the online Burberry Bespoke program, which allows shoppers to customize one of the store’s iconic trench coats.
My favorite ‘non-wedding’ wedding store, this Anthropologie’s-owned understated bridal outpost is filled with girlie lace, tulle, and beadwork – but not the over-the-top tacky kind. There are also dresses for non-wedding occasions and amazing ‘you’d think there were vintage’ accessories.