The Best Local Shopping Spots in Chicago

The month’s salary burning in your pockets? Itching to get gifts for friends and family? Curious to find the very best stores, bookshops and markets in Chicago? Is browsing your number one hobby? We understand, and so do our locals, who have their own favorite hidden gems, top picks for when nothing but a bit of window (or actual) shopping will do the trick. Check out their recommended local shops and never fall in a tourist trap again.

Blommer – That chocolatey smell!

Blommer – That chocolatey smell!

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“Blommer” in Chicago is a chocolate factory that makes the whole Loop smell delicious when the wind blows in the right direction! No tours unfortunately…

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Chicago French Market – French indoor market

Chicago French Market – French indoor market

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The “Chicago French Market” is best known for its offer of cuisines from around the world: check out Saigon Sisters, Aloha Poke or Pastoral…

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Daley Plaza – Meeting point in the loop

Daley Plaza – Meeting point in the loop

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“Daley Plaza” in Chicago is my favorite meeting point in the loop. I like getting some bratwursts and gluehwein and wandering around during Christmas…

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Hazel – Something for everyone

Hazel – Something for everyone

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“Hazel” Chicago is a locally owned & operated boutique shop in Ravenswood. They host trunk shows for fabulous artisan pieces and feature local artists.

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Lost Eras – Great place for old stuff

Lost Eras – Great place for old stuff

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“Lost Eras” Chicago is one of my all time favorite vintage second hand thrift shops in town. Not just because I like weird stuff but you can find anything!

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