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Browse nationally recognized department stores offering everything from apparel and jewelry to home furnishings and appliances in convenient area malls. For unique finds, the North Shore's retail shopping districts are lined with antique stores, chic designer boutiques, specialty shops and magnificent art galleries.

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1200 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 544-2275
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A family run appliance and electronics store operating a 350,000 square-foot facility. Showcasing brands such as Sub-zero, Apple, Sony, Viking and more. Virtually every brand name, high-end electronic product and appliance is on display in the s...
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4999 Old Orchard Center
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 675-7210
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Providing loose-leaf teas direct from origin, paired with imaginative teawares. Visit us and and let our knowledgeable staff, top-notch tea, and low-pressure shopping environment guide your tea journey....
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990 Green Bay Rd.
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-2916
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An industry leader for imported high-end Renaissance-inspired genuine Italian Majolica featuring the most sophisticated and largest assortment of the finest hand painted ceramics. Authentic Majolica wares are museum-quality reproductions from 15...
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4933 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 423-2916
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Eagerly serving the needs of comic and toy fans for over three years in beautiful downtown Skokie. Aw Yeah Comics celebrates and promotes everything that is wonderful about comics, toys, artwork, and the joy they bring to people. The shop fea...
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1511 Sherman Ave.
Evanston , IL 60201
(847) 328-4040
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When the bead shop where she purchased materials closed, this entrepreneur took a crazy chance and reopened it. The store is now a treasure trove of beads, gemstones, and jewelry for scores of designers and is also one of the top bead stores in ...
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811 Elm St.
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-8880
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A general trade book store with a reputation for trustworthy customer service and a highly popular monthly newsletter with a distribution of 8,500. They host many author appearances with both local and national reputations such as storied head ...
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1712 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
(224) 999-7722
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Located in Bookman’s Alley in the heart of downtown Evanston, Bookends & Beginnings is a cozy independent bookstore offering new and used books, unique gifts including an exclusive line of irresistible jewelry and literary happenings. Close to ...
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4999 Old Orchard Ctr.
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 679-1837
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Established in 1837 as Chicago's first jewelry retailer, they offer the finest jewelry, timepieces and giftware luxury brands including Rolex, Hermes, Chanel, Cartier, Panerai, Patek Philippe, Montblanc, Mikimoto, Hearts On Fire, Tacori and many...
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549 Chestnut St.
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 881-2930
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Exquisite hand painted canvases, exceptional custom design, an abundance of fibers, expert and creative finishing and an array of classes. Service and knowledge is exceptional. Come see for yourself....
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901 Green Bay Rd.
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-2228
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An exceptional collection of classic men and women's accessories, bed and bath linens, and lovely home accents. You will find exquisite linens by Matouk, luxurious sleepwear from Verena Designs, extraordinary belts by Suzi Roher and designer han...
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704 Main St.
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 418-1289
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Cultivate is a lush urban rainforest and gathering place. Offering an art gallery featuring the work of world renowned as well as local artists, exotic plants labeled for pet safety, artist-made gifts, and a space that welcomes community and col...
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711 Main St.
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 866-7374
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A shop and a Pre-Historic Life Museum showcasing one of the largest private collections on display in United States. Selling authentic fossils, colored minerals, unique jewelry and large assortment of beads and precious and semi-precious stones ...
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917 Willow Rd.
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-8220
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Nestled quietly in the heart of residential Winnetka, Edwards Florist has been well known to Chicago’s North Shore communities for more than 100 years. In addition to providing the full range of floral design and services to our customers, there...
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623 Grove St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 869-7920
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This award-winning artist and former archaeologist designs exquisite jewelry. The gallery is a frequent stop for jewelry lovers and now there is an online store where you can browse the gorgeous pieces in your PJs and bunny slippers. Eve is cont...
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918 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 920-8628
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Evanston's first and only distillery, Few Spirits has been crafting award winning whiskeys and gins since 2011. Tours include a review of Evanston's history of being a dry city, spirit production and full tasting....
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Patriot Blvd. at Navy Blvd.
Glenview, IL 60026
(847) 724-2025
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This well-planned town offers beautiful shops and restaurant-lined streets reminiscent of a European town. A 10 screen movie theatre, shops including Von Maur, Hot Mama and Dick's Sporting Goods as well as restaurants unique to the North Shore i...
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1713 Glenview Rd.
Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 724-1075
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A trustworthy outlet for amateur and professionals alike to buy and sell coins, jewelry, and other collectibles. Friendly environment and knowledgeable staff cater to young collectors, professional numismatists and everyone in between. There is ...
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714 Main St.
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 864-0001
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A trusted resource for more than 100 years with a large selection of framing materials and more importantly, expert design skills and craftsmanship to see that it is done properly. There’s also a large selection of easel-back photo frames from c...
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3745 W. Dempster St.
Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 677-5777
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Specializing in hand made chocolates, custom confections, dessert tables, gift baskets, corporate gifts, party trays, bulk candy and nuts. The entire store is certified kosher. Vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free products offered. Choosing wo...
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1232 Waukegan Rd.
Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 998-1988
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A shop filled with the rich treasures of Ireland including: crystal by Waterford, Galway, and Irish Heritage; Belleek Parian China; and pottery by Nicholas Mosse. It is the ideal place to find handmade sweaters, Celtic jewelry and Claddagh rings...
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567 A Lincoln Ave.
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 784-1730
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The name is synonymous with classic clothing and accessories for women and men and caters to those who enjoy beautifully designed and crafted items. This recognized retail industry leader is based in New York and has shops in 50 chic locales na...
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928 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 644-8851
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A wonderful treat of a lighting store with exquisitely beautiful table lamps, floor lamps and chandeliers. All items handmade using innumerable styles and colors of naturally colored glass making your visit an art gallery, shopping and meditati...
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2014 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 869-0222
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This destination specialty store offers stylish apparel and accessories for every occasion. The proprietor focuses on stocking easy clothes for busy lives that are also distinct and imaginative, suiting the style of the creative woman. Located ...
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954 Green Bay Rd.
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-8840
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Specializing in thought-provoking pieces designed to ignite the imagination, stir the soul and make a statement are aplenty here. There are articles of whimsy too. You’ll find such objects of art as peaceful Buddha statues, a winged metal Floy...
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990 Green Bay Rd.
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 784-8701
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This North Shore clothing boutique offers many upscale choices in designer sportswear, dresses and accessories. Looks range from contemporary to classic allowing you to totally personalize your wardrobe and style. Elegant evening ware and handba...
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1901 Central St.,
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 866-6292
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A fun Evanston children's boutique, sharing cool clothes and gifts for kids 0 to 12. You’ll find pretty girl’s dresses, boys and girls coats, shoes and loungewear, cute backpacks and cozy baby blankets. There’s also a fun collection of monkey-...
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735 Elm St.
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 441-1115
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A natural extension of owner Cindy Galvin’s interior design business – Bardes Interiors – the store provides a loft-like environment for sharing her extensive collection of lamps, occasional tables and unique accessories from the Par...
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1943 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 570-0300
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Reminiscent of an old-world European flower shop. Offering hand-selected seasonal flowers that are flown in directly from importers around the world. Custom floral designs are perfect for weddings, parties, corporate events, and every day or spe...
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4937 Old Orchard Center
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 677-2121
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An unerring eye for what's next in fashion. A relentless drive to exceed expectations. For more than 100 years, Nordstrom has worked to deliver the best possible shopping experience, helping customers possess style—not just buy fashion. Located...
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2112 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 905-0947
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Life is short, get Noticed. Stop in to see a variety of fashion forward clothing, trendy accessories for men and women, special baby and kid items and quirky, clever gifts. When you visit Notice you won’t be browsing merchandise you can find at...
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1971 Tower Dr.
Glenview, IL 60026
(847) 730-3561
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Providing a unique opportunity to samples some of the freshest extra virgin olive oils in the world. Offering a broad selection of award-winning and estate produced oils, that are delicious, affordable and Kosher certified. Also offering an ext...
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1924 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 864-0487
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Fine oil and balsamic vinegar sold here. They import oils from small family farms from the world's major olive growing regions, including Spain, Italy, Greece, France, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Chile, Argentina, Australia, and California. The selec...
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550 Lincoln Ave.
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 441-0182
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A little piece of Paris on the North Shore selling gifts available for every occasion. This lovely boutique offers homemade gifts, jewelry and fashion accessories with a French flair. Many stunning and unusual jewelry items are handcrafted by Pa...
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911 Green Bay Rd.
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 784-8881
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The premier source for exemplary 18th and 19th c. Chinese furniture and art. The gallery also represents emerging Chinese and Asian-inspired artists and designers. You’ll find a signature line of meditation stone tables, elegant Ming reference...
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1808 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 475-8327
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Exceptional and thoughtful gifts presented with personal service. Baby, home, bridal, tea, bath, holiday, invitations, and stationery - there is so much to explore here. They stock many unique and beautiful papers, fragrant and indulgent soaps a...
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930 Green Bay Rd.
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-5522
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Having been in the home furnishings business for over 25 years, Robert Bryan Home is a mini Merchandise Mart filled with hundreds of resources for the interior needs of your home. The proprietors search the world for fabulous home decor to fill...
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563 Lincoln Ave.
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 441-2813
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Sara Campbell creates, designs, and produces its collection in the U.S. and features sophisticated pieces consisting of dresses and suits as well as sportswear for the more playful woman with contemporary flare. The first of its stores in the M...
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1015 Tower Ct.
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 441-2441
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Handcrafted furniture, home accessories and giftware made by America's finest artisans; including the Midwest's largest selection of Simon Pearce glass. Admire the beautiful wood grain, the fine finishes and the excellent handmade artistic works...
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605 Dempster St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 866-6889
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Most of the items date from the 1920s to 1950 and you might even find a 1950s Radio Flyer Wagon or an original 1940s military issued Hamilton watch. It’s always an uncertainty to see what might appear, which is half the fun. The store changes i...
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1312 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 859-6017
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An exciting gem on the North Shore. Visit the first boutique in the Chicago area to offer both designer and couture apparel and accessories, vintage jewelry focusing on Victorian and Edwardian pieces and their own private label jewelry line....
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613 Dempster St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 869-0293

This small shop specializes in American made handcrafted gifts made by Shakers. Universally admired for their architecture and handcraft, Shakers believed that they served God by approaching every task with care. Their sense of order and neatnes...
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907 Green Bay Rd.
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 386-7900
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Showcasing the hottest apparel, accessories and gifts from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and The Netherlands. Discover timeless, practical luxuries for you, people you love and your household. You’ll find Merimekko, Odd Molly, Style...
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1615 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 859-6469
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Come In and Smell the Spices! and begin your culinary adventure. Offering a wide selection for any food lover or tea enthusiast. Indulge your senses in more than 140 spices and 75 exclusive hand-mixed blends, naturally-flavored sugars, salts fr...
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1941 Central St.
Evanston , IL 60201
(847) 328-3711
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Family owned since 1957, these merchants offer the highest quality, hand-selected and hand-prepared spices and herbs at far below grocery store prices. Featuring hand-blended ethnic Chicago neighborhood seasonings. Gift boxes filled with exquis...
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1235 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 943-9309
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A boutique style, thematically based used book and music store. Browsable and ever changing, Squeezebox carries all shapes, sizes and curious categories of books and movies from Alpaca breeding to vintage children's books. Additionally the cura...
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2116 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 864-5565
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A chic and funky boutique filled with one-of-a-kind treasures where you slowly browse around in a warm, relaxing atmosphere. Situated on lively Central Street in Evanston, there’s an eclectic mix of clothing, jewelry, handbags, accessories, home...
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1310 A. Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
(773) 330-3488
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Stumble on something lovely today! A colorful gift boutique filled with unique treasures to give and receive. Located in the vibrant Chicago-Dempster shopping district of Evanston, this unique boutiques believes the items you relish most are the...
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1526 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 424-1855
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Co-owners Asia Cavallo and Agnieszka Lewandowska opened this Evanston-based boutique featuring sophisticated, classic women’s clothing and accessories, with a focus on high-quality fabrics and textures. You’ll find stunning cocktail dresses, ch...
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719 Main St.
Evanston , IL 60202
(847) 733-8258
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This fair trade retail phenomenon was founded by visionary entrepreneur Edna Ruth Byler in 1946. It has grown into a global network of social entrepreneurs working to empower and provide economic opportunities to artisans in developing countrie...
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912 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
(773) 837-4433
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Part unique gift shop, part play shop / workshop space and all fun. We cater to grown up girls looking for one-of-a-kind finds and uplifting fun experiences. Check out our website for event listings....
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611 Dempster St.
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 579-9707
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Visiting Trash & Treasures is like walking into a party packed with both friends and intriguing strangers. Be prepared for an onslaught of sensory stimulation. Filled with sculpture, contemporary art, vintage furniture and unique finds. This ele...
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807 Elm St.
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-7990
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A local favorite for wonderful toys since its opening in 1948. Each customer is given special attention to help find the perfect toy for any child. Classic games like Battleship and Monopoly, plus new favorites like Blokus and Apples to Apples a...
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1509 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 733-7000
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Opened by North Shore native Sandeep Ghaey in 2009, with sommelier credentials and a background in distribution, Vinic Wine Company has built a varied selection of wine, beer and spirits that offers both quality and affordability. To help naviga...
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718 Main St.
Evanston , IL 60202
(847) 864-9600
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Enabling Fabriholics since 1945, Vogue Fabrics is a Mecca for sewing enthusiasts around the globe. Specializing in fashion fabrics, you'll also find bridal, home decor, quilting, corsetry & craft options....
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840 Willow Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 272-2918
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An upscale pet boutique and grooming salon offering the very best in food, fashion and fun toys for dogs and cats. Retail open 7 days a week. Grooming open Tuesday through Saturday....
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2116 1/2 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 864-1600
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A unique natural health store selling a variety of the finest-quality natural and organic health products including: a full line of high quality vitamins, herbal medicines which have been used in a safe and effective manner for thousands of year...
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4999 Old Orchard Center
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 673-6800
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One of the Midwest's most celebrated shopping malls. With over 140 specialty stores including retail giants Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, and Nordstrom, this spectacular outdoor mall features beautiful gardens, landscaped walkways, spar...
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1027 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 864-7660
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A Top 100 bicycle shop serving all cyclists. Selling the top brands of bikes, parts, and accessories. Repair and maintenance of all brands. Daily bike rentals. Bicycle fitting. Local clubs, rides, and events....