OAK STREET CHIC: A GUIDE TO LUXURY RETAIL IN CHICAGO
10 January 2019
North Michigan Avenue has come to be known as the Magnificent Mile in part because of its international-class retail experience, home to flagship stores from many of the world’s biggest brands. Those looking for a more adventurous or avant-garde product, however, may find the Mag Mile’s offerings a bit lacking.
For a more luxury product, beauty-seekers should venture to Chicago’s Oak Street District. Those that have never been to Oak Street should think of it as Chicago’s Rodeo Drive. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the district features over 30 boutiques from many of the most prestigious bespoke brands.
Bag lovers have an endless amount of options, with boutiques from Prada, Dior and Hermès all within a few blocks. Shoe addicts can head to Christian Louboutin or Jimmy Choo for something flashy, or shops like Tod’s and Church’s for something more classic. Those looking to survive Chicago winters in style can head to the Moncler boutique.
Barneys New York offers a variety for those looking for clothing from fashion’s most cutting-edge designers, such as Virgil Abloh’s Off-White label and Vetements. Clothing boutiques for men and women include Dior, Saint Laurent, Gucci, Versace, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Loro Piana. Women’s specialty retailers include Maje, Escada, Madewell, Zadig&Voltaire, Wolford Boutique, VMR and Carolina Herrera.
Jewelry lovers can head to Razny Jewelers, which carries watch brands Rolex and Patek Philippe, as well as numerous designer jewelry brands. Other fine jewelers in the area include Harry Winston, Graff, Geneva Seal, Buccellati, Trabert & Hoeffer and Pomellato.
Men’s streetwear and underground fashion fans can find unique offerings at Notre Shop’s location at the Waldorf Astoria, just steps from Oak Street. There is even a store for parents who want their kids to be as chic as they are; Milani Boutique specializes in designer clothing for children.
In addition to an amazing selection of retail stores, the district also features some of the world’s finest hotels and dining. With all this to offer, Oak Street is an amazing place to spend an afternoon, a day or a weekend, all just minutes from 1000M. No need to wait for an Uber, since residents at 1000M have access to a personal car and driver. Visit oakstreetchicago.com to learn more.