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Retail Therapy on Chicago’s North Shore

Refresh your look, spruce up the homestead and nail gift giving in the hottest spots for shopping. North Shore retailers are passionate about bringing you quality merchandise and a delightful shopping experience. You’ll find more essentials, must-haves and trinkets when you Shop the North Shore.

Downtown Evanston

Spend the day roaming among the finest retailers in the beautiful outdoor shopping mecca known as Westfield Old Orchard (Old Orchard Rd. & Skokie Blvd.). Try on the latest in fitness and leisure wear at lululemonfor some fashion-forward attire at Zara (spoiler alert, they now have a pet collection!) or a dynamite find from previously loved Fendi, Chanel or Hermes at North Shore Exchange. The North Shore's first Amazon 4-Star where you can browse and buy known Amazon favorites. And no trip here would be complete without a stop into Nordstrom for all your fashion (and more) needs and wants. The manicured walkways and abundance of food and beverage options will keep you fueled and content. 

Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie
Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie

Northbrook Court
(2171 Northbrook Court) makes high-end effortless; it’s easy to get to, easy to park and always easy to score some incredible goodies. Dress to the nines with fashion and accessories at legendary anchor store Neiman Marcus. Visit the North Shore's only H&M. Invigorate the home with crisp new styles from the stand-alone Crate & Barrel

Northbrook Court, Northbrook
Northbrook Court, Northbrook

Delightful Downtown Evanston brims with arty treasures from custom-crafted jewelry at Eve Alfillé Gallery & Studio (623 Grove St.), all things bead at Ayla’s Originals (1511 Sherman Ave.) and more than a dozen artists in one spot at Artem Pop Up Gallery (1627 Sherman Ave.). Bookends and Beginnings is a book-lovers dream - and other currated gift items. Just a hop away, Main Dempster Mile happies up the home with ethically-sourced wares from Ten Thousand Villages (915 Chicago Ave.) and lush plants, pots and nature-inspired art at Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery (704 Main St.). Along Central Street Evanston, Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony (1901 Central St.) has the coolest kids clothes; Stella Boutique (2116 Central St.) specializes in unique clothing, accents and accessories; and Raven and Dove Antiques & Gifts (1810 Central St.) is a veritable jewel box of delightful choices. Next door, Page 1 Books offers books and gifts. 

Vinic Wine Co., Evanston
Vinic Wine Co., Evanston

Flanking Happ Road and right off the Edens Expressway at Willow Road, this terrific shopping epicenter of Northfield has much to offer. With simply stellar service, the enchanting Children’s Gift Shop (310 Happ Rd.) carries a hand-picked, extensive selection of well-designed and safe toys and gifts. Originally a custom leather working studio, ENAZ (309 Happ Rd.) is your "one stop shop" for denim, sweaters, dresses, tops and tees, jewelry and so much more. If you share their passion for shoes, definitely prowl Lori’s Designer Shoes (311 Happ Rd.) for footwear, accessories and, most recently, apparel. Peachtree Place (303 Happ Rd.) showcases wonderful home goods and gifts of Baccarat crystal, Herend porcelain and dazzling jewelry.

Lori's Designer Shoes, Northfield
Lori's Designer Shoes, Northfield

Lovely The Glen Town Center (Patriot Blvd. at Navy Blvd.) is crowned by classy department store Von Maur with their broad selection of brand-name merchandise and peppered with more petite shops like Cookies By Design where you can custom build a cookie basket or bouquet. Then zip over to the still family-run Abt (1200 N. Milwaukee Ave.), a local legend for everything electronic. But could you even imagine they have a full line of furniture and mattresses? Might be time to test drive the latest in bed tech with adjustable smart bases and cooling gels. Mostly, don’t miss the sweet escape of The Candy Store at Abt!

The Candy Store at Abt, Glenview
Abt, Glenview

A picturesque three-block shopping destination located along Green Bay Road, Hubbard Woods Design + Dine starts your wander at Mattie M (990 Green Bay Rd.), home of seasonal selections in sportswear, dresses and accessories from designer fashion houses across Europe and the U.S. Material Possessions (954 Green Bay Rd.) is an ever-changing adventure with an unrivaled assortment of smartly curated, hand-crafted pieces and old artifacts of tableware, furniture, lighting and decor for the home. Randoons (962 1/2 Green Bay Rd.) is the place to buy that special gift or just get something you can't resist…don’t miss the perfumery bar! Hop across the way to the East Elm set of shops with Ellen’s on Elm (847 Elm St.) offering an array of gifts for all seasons of life and Maze Home (735 Elm St.) with an interior designer’s flair for home furnishings. 

Material Possessions, Winnetka
Material Possessions, Winnetka

Darling Downtown Glencoe has all the nostalgia of “Main Street.” An honest-to-goodness general store focusing on local, handmade and small batch merchandise, BlackSheep General Store (346 Park Ave.) has a delightful blend of affordably-priced home decor, stationery, jewelry, toys, men's gifts, bath and body products and more. The Wild Child Toys (657 Vernon Ave.) is a wonderland for kiddos and their crackerjack staff will help you find quality toys, games and activities—many green and/or organic. Chic boutique Valentina (341 Park Ave.) is a real gem showcasing their micro gemstone collection, pretty prints and cashmere sweatsuits. 

Valentina, Glencoe
Valentina, Glencoe


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