From high-end boutiques to sprawling department stores to cozy local shops, our own cultural ambassadors of commerce, Chicago offers a unique collection of places to shop. The Whitehall Hotel's location on the Magnificent Mile offers easy access to world-class brands in the heart of the city's fashion and style epicenter. With established houses of couture next to fast-fashion mainstays, there’s bound to be a destination for your budget. Beyond the Mile, the shopping doesn’t stop, with a number of boutique-lined avenues to discover during your stay at The Whitehall. Explore our favorite unique shops in Chicago below.

Magnificent Mile

High-end meets High Street here right outside the hotel, with a number of places for shopping on the Magnificent Mile. No matter if you’re looking for Hermes or H&M, you can shop till you drop at our favorite Mag Mile shops, listed below.


  • Bottega Veneta
  • Bulgari
  • Burberry
  • Cartier
  • Gucci
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Salvatorre Ferragamo
  • Swarovski

Fast Fashion

  • Forever 21
  • H&M
  • Topshop
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Zara

Other Favorites

  • Aldo
  • Banana Republic
  • Club Monaco
  • Gap
  • J. Crew
  • Lucky Brand Jeans
  • Patagonia

Home & Food

  • Best Buy
  • Crabtree & Evelyn
  • Crate & Barrel
  • FAO Schwartz
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
  • The LEGO Store
  • Tumi
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Williams-Sonoma

Water Tower Place

Named after the iconic Chicago Water Tower, Water Tower Place is a shopaholic’s paradise featuring both luxurious brands and shopping mall standards. Rather than a classic food court, Water Tower Place featuring a number of unique eateries showcasing the local culinary talent. Find our favorite stores below:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Banana Republic
  • Chicago Cubs Clubhouse Shop
  • Forever 21
  • LIDS
  • Wet Seal

Other Places to Shop

Beyond the Magnificent Mile, the shopping continues on a number of streets dedicated to shopping. The designer-driven Oak Street is the perfect destination for luxury goods. Catching the gentrification bug, Wicker Park and Bucktown feature a delightful selection of unique boutiques that embody the neighboorhoods’ artistic air.

Oak Street

  • Barneys New York
  • Jil Sander
  • Jimmy Choo
  • Kate Spade
  • Loro Piana
  • Moncler
  • Prada
  • Tod’s

Wicker Park and Bucktown

  • Apartment Number 9
  • Elevenzees
  • Moon Voyage

If you're looking for curated recommendations for shopping in Chicago, reach out to our team of onsite experts