|Name and website||Assortment description||Price level||Comments|
|Macy’s||Women’s, men’s and children’s apparel – bed & bath – mattresses – kitchen – furniture – shoes – handbags – jewelry – cosmetics.||Medium to very high.
You can benefit from very good deals on a regular basis.
|Macy’s is the biggest department store of Chicago (downtown) with 9 floors and 74 000 m2. Formerly known as Marshall Field’s, this department store is an institution in Chicago. It is comparable to the French Galeries Lafayette in Paris. You will find everything from the last trendy handbags to stockings.|
|Carson, Pirie and Scott||Women’s, men’s and children’s apparel – bed & bath – kitchen – shoes – handbags – jewelry – cosmetics.||Medium to high.||Carson is a traditional department store that target moderate to upscale shopper. The stores are mainly located in the Chicago area.|
|Sears||You will find everything you can imagine: clothes, shoes, books, tyres, jewelry, electronics, kitchen appliances, etc. …||Low to medium||There are 10 stores in the Chicago area.|
|Nordstrom||Shoes – Handbag & accessories – Women’s, men’s and children’s apparel – cosmetics.||Medium to very high||If you are looking for shoes, it is THE place to go as Nordstrom markets itself as the shoe specialist.|
|Bloomingdale’s||Women’s, men’s and children’s apparel – shoes – handbags – jewelry & accessories – cosmetics – Kitchen ware.
They have a designer’s department.
|Medium to very high||There are two locations in Chicago:
– The first one is located on Michigan Avenue, inside The 900 Shops shopping center.
– The second one named “Bloomingdale’s Medinah Home” is located on 600 North Wabash Avenue and is specialized in kitchen ware and home decoration.
|Saks Fifth Avenue||Women’s, men’s and children’s apparel – Home decoration – shoes – handbags – jewelry – beauty & fragrance – gourmet food.||High||Saks Fifth Avenue is a luxury department store, which stores are located throughout the US. In Chicago, SFA is located on the Magnificent Mile: the men’s store and the women’s store are facing each other on each side of the street.|
|Name and website||Assortment description||Price level||Commnets|
|Water Tower Place||Women’s, men’s and children’s apparel – shoes – handbags – jewelry – cosmetics.||Medium to high||A small Macy’s is located in this shopping center, as well as the well known American Girl Place store.|
|The 900 shops||Women’s, men’s and children’s apparel – shoes – handbags – jewelry – cosmetics, beauty and fragrance – Cards and stationery – China – eyewear – furniture – lingerie – luggage – specialty food – toys.||Very high||Located at the north of The Magnificent Mile and just in front of the John Hancock Tower, the 900 shops is a big shopping center with more than 70 shops and international trades such as Gucci, J. Crew, Max Mara, UGG Australia. There are also restaurants.|
|Woodfield Mall Shopping center||In addition to the stores, boutiques and restaurants, there are also department stores such as Nordstrom, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, JCPenney, Sears.||The price range is very large||Woodfield Mall Shopping center is the largest mall in the Chicago area with more than 280 stores and restaurants. If you do not find there what you are looking for, you will never find it! It is really a huge shopping center.|