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Where to Go on a North Shore Summer Shopping Spree

It's time to plan your next shopping spree! Whether you want to update your wardrobe for a new season, need to find a perfect birthday gift, or could simply use a little retail therapy, summer is a great time to shop ‘til you drop. Plus, you’ll get to explore the North Shore while you do. So grab your friends or summer guests and head out to these must-visit shopping destinations.

Westfield Old Orchard 
4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie
This premier shopping center gives you the best of both worlds: access to more than 140 stores, both large and small, and restaurants while also being able to enjoy the summer sun as you stroll from shop to shop outdoors. Visit Nordstrom for the latest summer fashions and then rest your feet as you enjoy lunch or dinner at Corner Bakery Cafe, Maggiano's Little Italy, Nando's PERi PERi, or Roka Akor. You can even catch the latest summer blockbuster while dining like a celebrity at CMX CineBistro Old Orchard.

sign, entrance, flowers, Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie
Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie

Downtown Evanston
There's little that's more fun than perusing the racks and shelves of Downtown Evanston's charming boutiques. You can discover everything from a new favorite shirt to the perfect lamp to custom one-of-a-kind statement pieces. Be sure to stop by Dragonfly-df (1501 Chicago Ave.) for a vast selection of distinctive decor, fashion, jewelry, home goods and much more. Just a few blocks away, you'll find Assembly Creators (1652 Orrington Ave.) a store where makers and creators can showcase their talents through myriad mediums such as jewelry, accessories, bags and candles. Stay in the area for a bite at one of the many nearby restaurants like Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge, Taco Diablo or Farmhouse to name a few. 

The Glen Town Center
2030 Tower Dr., Glenview
It's easy to spend the whole afternoon at the Glen Town Center in Glenview. Visit Von Maur, where you can replenish your closet, beauty and shoe needs and stock up on your kids back to school clothes in one place. Just steps away is Dick's Sporting Goods which has you covered for all your active needs from sports to hiking to workout gear. Be sure to explore some of the smaller shops as well including Oh, Olive!, a store specializing in gourmet olive oils and vinegars. End your afternoon at The Curragh Irish Pub & Restaurant, which offers a lively enviroment and an extensive menu. 

The Glen Town Center, Glenview
The Glen Town Center, Glenview

skandal and Mattie M.  
907 Green Bay Road, Winnetka and 990 Green Bay Road, Winnetka 
The Hubbard Woods Design District is a perfect spot for those looking to spend a day shopping while also enjoying time outside and exploring this section of Winnetka. Specifically, you'll find Scandinavian fashions and home goods at skandal, a boutique bringing the North Shore the best of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and The Netherlands. Favorite brands here include Ilse Jacobsen, Marimekko, and Melvin and Hamilton. When you're done there, make your way to Mattie M. to shop the latest clothing and accessories from around the U.S. and Europe. You'll find brands like Papillon, Elliott Lauren, and Not Your Daughter's Jeans. And keep an eye on their website for details about upcoming trunk shows.

stripped shirts in different colors, Skandal, Winnetka
skandal, Winnetka

Northbrook Court
1515 Lake Cook Road, Northbrook
When it comes to shopping sprees, Northbrook Court is a perfect location. With stores like Neiman Marcus, a luxury department store carrying designer labels, and H&M, which offers everything from business wear to clothes for a night out at reasonable prices, there's something for everyone at this mall. You'll also find some of your favorite stores like Apple, J.Crew, Burberry and Lululemon here. When you've shopped 'till you've dropped, take a break and enjoy the contemporary Italian fare (and other global dishes) at Di Pescara

2116 Central St., Evanston
A go-to shopping destination, Central Street in Evanston is home to a variety of independent shops selling everything from clothes and gifts to baked goods and pet items. It's here that you'll find Stella, a "chic and funky boutique." Shop clothes, jewelry, handbags, homegoods, and more that you won't find anywhere else. Plus, the merchandise is always changing, so you can be confident you'll find something new every time you visit.

clothing on racks and outfit display, Stella, Evanston
Stella, Evanston

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