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Shop the North Shore

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.

COVID-19 Update: Many of our stores are open once again for in store shopping. Please check directly with the business prior to going to confirm if they are open and their hours. 


1200 N. Milwaukee Ave. Glenview
(847) 544-2275
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 ev... MORE

Abt Candy Store

1200 N. Milwaukee Ave. Glenview
(847) 544-2865
Now, visitors to Abt can get their sugar fix in between shopping for a new TV or kitchen appliances. If you’ve got a savory tooth, potato chip or pizza-flavored choc... MORE

Artem Popup Gallery

1627 Sherman Ave. Evanston
(847) 859-6150
Owned and managed by artist Sarita Kamat and talented family, Artem is a handmade artisan gallery, showcasing beautiful jewelry, art, ceramics and pottery, woodwork,... MORE

Assembly Creators

1642 Orrington Ave. Evanston
(847) 859-6031
Before launching Assembly Creators Market., owner Reyes Witt cut her teeth developing luxury goods for Coach and Ralph Lauren. At the helm of go-to market strategies... MORE

Ayla's Originals

1511 Sherman Ave. Evanston
(847) 328-4040
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... MORE

Beer on Central

1930 Central St. Evanston
(847) 905-0951
The spot for craft beer, cider, spirits and mead on the North Shore. We have an expertly curated selection of local craft beer to take home, and with 8 rotating taps... MORE

The Book Stall at Chestnut Court

811 Elm St. Winnetka
(847) 446-8880
A general trade book store with a reputation for trustworthy customer service and a highly popular monthly newsletter with a distribution of 8,500. Hosting many aut... MORE


506 Main St. Evanston
(847) 701-5707
As Chicagoland's children-focused bookstore, Booked offers a carefully curated, diverse selection of new titles and classics for youthful readers of all ages. Weekly... MORE

Bookends and Beginnings

1712 Sherman Ave. Evanston
(224) 999-7722
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 includi... MORE

Church Street Plaza

1711 Maple Ave. Evanston
Whether you’re starting your day with a workout, starting date at Terra & Vine, or staring your next art project, good times start at Church Street Plaza at Church S... MORE

The Classic Stitch

549 Chestnut St. Winnetka
(847) 881-2930
Exquisite hand painted canvases, exceptional custom design, an abundance of fibers, expert and creative finishing and an array of classes. Service and knowledge is e... MORE

Cookies by Design

2081 Tower Dr. Glenview
(847) 832-9079
For over thirty years, Cookies by Design has been helping customers send gourmet gifts that say they care. Cookies by Design offers creatively designed gourmet gift ... MORE

Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery

704 Main St. Evanston
(847) 418-1289
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 labele... MORE

Dave's Down to Earth Rock Shop

711 Main St. Evanston
(847) 866-7374
A shop and a pre-historic life museum showcasing one of the largest private rock collections on display in United States. Selling authentic fossils, colored minerals... MORE

Edward's Florist Winnetka

917 Willow Rd. Winnetka
(847) 446-8220
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 t... MORE

Evanston Made

1100 Florence Ave. Evanston
(847) 544-8205
A community arts organization with a mission to increase awareness and engagement with Evanston Artists through events, programming, pop-ups, and a robust online pre... MORE

Eve Alfille Gallery and Studio

623 Grove St. Evanston
(847) 869-7920
This award-winning artist and former archaeologist designs exquisite jewelry. The gallery is a frequent stop for jewelry lovers and now features an online store wher... MORE

Few Spirits

918 Chicago Ave. Evanston
(847) 920-8628
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... MORE

Follow Your Nose

917 Chicago Ave. Evanston
(847) 866-9355
Celebrating 20 years in Evanston! Natural and organic pet foods, treats, accessories and hand-made baked goods, including cupcakes and birthday cakes for your dog! B... MORE

The Glen Town Center

Patriot Blvd. at Navy Blvd. Glenview
(847) 724-2025
This well-planned development offers beautiful shops and restaurant-lined streets reminiscent of a European town. A 10 screen ArcLight movie theatre complex, shops i... MORE

J. McLaughlin

567 A Lincoln Ave. Winnetka
(847) 784-1730
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... MORE


1724 Sherman Ave. Evanston
(847) 868-8739
Old-fashioned confectionery store selling chocolates, ice cream, handmade sweets & gift baskets.... MORE

Material Possessions

954 Green Bay Rd. Winnetka
(847) 446-8840
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. ... MORE

Mattie M.

990 Green Bay Rd. Winnetka
(847) 784-8701
This North Shore clothing boutique offers many upscale choices in designer sportswear, dresses and accessories. Looks range from contemporary to classic allowing you... MORE

Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony

1901 Central St., Evanston
(847) 866-6292
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, ... MORE

Maze Home

735 Elm St. Winnetka
(847) 441-1115
A natural extension of owner Cindy Galvin’s interior design business – Bardes Interiors – the store provides a loft-like environment for sharing her exte... MORE


1943 Central St. Evanston
(847) 570-0300
Reminiscent of an old-world European flower shop, offers hand-selected seasonal flowers that are flown in directly from importers around the world. Custom floral des... MORE

Morning Glory Flower Shop

1822 Glenview Rd. Glenview
(847) 729-2070
A full service, every occasion florist. Creating beautiful fresh flower arrangements as well as blooming plants and European gardens.... MORE


4937 Old Orchard Ctr. Skokie
(847) 677-2121
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 sho... MORE

North Shore Exchange Glencoe

372 Hazel Ave. Glencoe
(847) 835-0026
Award-winning luxury charitable resale shop for women and the home. North Shore Exchange donates 100% of its profits to charity, and has made $1.5 million in donatio... MORE

North Shore Exchange Old Orchard

4905 Old Orchard Shopping Ctr. Skokie
(847) 410-7337
Award-winning luxury charitable resale shop for women and the home. North Shore Exchange donates 100% of its profits to charity, and has made $1.5 million in donatio... MORE

Northbrook Court

2171 Northbrook Court Northbrook
(847) 498-8161
Shop the brands you love at the only indoor shopping center on the North Shore. Featuring shopping, dining, and an AMC movie theater complex. Located in the heart of... MORE

Notice Accessories for Living

2112 Central St. Evanston
(847) 905-0947
Notice is a constantly changing selection of comfy, cute clothing and accessories with a touch of quirk. The shop also includes a carefully curated collection of bab... MORE

Oui, Madame

550 Lincoln Ave. Winnetka
(847) 441-0182
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 wi... MORE


962 1/2 Green Bay Rd. Winnetka
(847) 784-1890
A hip clothing, accessory and gift boutique bringing city style to the 'burbs. A couture cafe inspired by all things sweet and funky. We carry many small artist line... MORE

Raven & Dove Antiques and Gifts

1810 Central St. Evanston
(847) 251-9550
Gifts for the woman who has everything, a unique gift shop featuring jewelry, Pylonekitchen novelties, Tokyo Milk perfume, Mr. Christmas Music Boxes, Italian leather... MORE

Sara Campbell

563 Lincoln Ave. Winnetka
(847) 441-2813
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 t... MORE

Saville Flowers & Gifts

1712 Sherman Ave. Evanston
(847) 864-0632
A forth-generation family owned business, serving the North Shore and beyond. From everyday wrapped bouquets to large scale events and weddings, Saville Flowers prov... MORE

Secret Treasures

605 Dempster St. Evanston
(847) 866-6889
Most of the items date from the 1920s to 1950s and you might even find a 1950s Radio Flyer Wagon or an original 1940s military issued Hamilton watch. It’s always an ... MORE


907 Green Bay Rd. Winnetka
(847) 386-7900
Showcasing the hottest apparel, accessories and gifts from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and the Netherlands. Discover timeless, practical luxuries for ... MORE

Spice House

1941 Central St. Evanston
(847) 328-3711
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 han... MORE

Squeezebox Books and Music

743 Main St. Evanston
(847) 943-9309
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... MORE


2116 Central St. Evanston
(847) 864-5565
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 Eva... MORE

Ten Thousand Villages

915 Chicago Ave. Evanston
(847) 733-8258
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 ... MORE

The Alchemists Wife

917 Chicago Ave. Evanston
(224) 714-0351
Handmade soaps, body care, home fragrance, natural cleaning supplies and laundry, candles, bespoke fragrances for men and women. Men's shaving, skin and body care, r... MORE

The Flower Shop in Glencoe

693 Vernon Ave. Glencoe
(847) 835-5390
Unique boutique gift shop and floral studio with a love of all things pretty. Offering everyday, weekly, monthly florals, seasonal planting subscriptions, orchids, ... MORE

The Sweet Buddha

660 Vernon Ave. Glencoe
(312) 804-9900
A specialty shop offers more than something sweet. Inspired by the beauty and tranquility of the Buddha and with a passion for all things yummy. Walk inside this vib... MORE

Vinic Wine Company

1509 Chicago Ave. Evanston
(847) 733-7000
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 w... MORE

Westfield Old Orchard

4999 Old Orchard Ctr. Skokie
(847) 673-6800
One of the Midwest's most celebrated shopping centers. With over 140 specialty stores such as Apple, J.Crew, Lululemon, Zara, Crate and Barrel and showcasing retail ... MORE

Wheel and Sprocket

1027 Davis St. Evanston
(847) 864-7660
A Top 100 bicycle shop serving all cyclists. Selling the top brands of bikes, parts, and accessories. Offering repair and maintenance of all brands and bicycle fitti... MORE