April 14, 2020
Looking for Unique Shopping in the Chicago Loop? We’ve Got You Covered
By LLCR Staff

As Chicago’s downtown hub, the Loop never has a shortage of things to do.

Along with plenty of incredible attractions, dining, and nightlife, the unique shopping in the Chicago Loop also draws in visitors and residents alike.

South Loop’s Best Places to Shop

If you’re a strategic shopper and prefer to hit as many shops in one trip as possible, spend a day strolling along State Street. 

From Randolph Street south to Congress Parkway, this infamous street is lined with countless popular shops.

By World War I, seven of the world’s largest and most lavish department stores were competing for shoppers’ loyalties along this half-mile stretch.

Eventually, Michigan Avenue eclipsed this shopping destination; however, State Street remains home to many favorite stores, including Macy’s.

This shopping district has also become a haven for bargain hunters. Many discount stores are concentrated in this area, such as Nordstrom Rack and TJ Maxx.

For an indoor shopping experience, be sure to spend a day at Block Thirty Seven. Here you can find an assortment of retail stores like Banana Republic, Anthropologie, Sephora, and the Disney Store all under one roof.

If you’re on the search for some fine jewelry, be sure to take advantage of Jeweler’s Row along the Wabash Avenue El tracks. It may not be quite as impressive as the Big Apple’s diamond district, but it’s still a promising spot for rock hunters. Half a dozen high-rises service the wholesale trade, but 5 S. Wabash Avenue opens its doors to customers off the street. 

Where to go After Shopping in South Loop

Once you’ve shopped ‘till you dropped, treat yourself to a relaxing activity or a nice meal afterward. 

During the chillier seasons, enjoy a movie at the AMC Theatre within Block Thirty Seven. If you feel like braving the cold, spend the evening ice skating at the Maggie Daley Park,

When the weather’s nice out, take advantage of all of the outdoor attractions that the Loop offers.

Take a stroll through the legendary Millennium Park where you can take pictures by the Bean, play a round of mini-golf, or see a show at Wrigley Square. 

You can also pop into Cindy’s Rooftop for a hand-crafted cocktail and unprecedented views of Millenium Park at the Chicago Harbor.

When it’s time for dinner, chow down on a classic deep dish pizza at Giordano’s, or enjoy a classier seafood meal along the Chicago River at Catch 35.

The upbeat vibes and unique shopping in the Chicago Loop ensures a good time for any shopper.  Start planning your visit today!

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