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Black Friday Magic

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 11.26.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

When I was a kid, on the day after Thanksgiving my mom and dad would take me to Chicago to see the Christmas lights and decorations on Michigan Avenue. I felt like a grown up in the bustling big city, bumping into ladies in high-heeled boots and fur coats, and men carrying stacks of big department store boxes and fancy-looking shopping bags.

Windy City Style: The Fifth Avenue Man (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Men, take note. You have yet another shopping outlet down Michigan Avenue housed in the remodeled sixth and seventh floors of the Saks Fifth flagship store.

Windy City Style Spotlight: Gucci's 60th Anniversary of the Horsebit Loafer (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 05.14.2013 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Gucci hosted a private cocktail party for more than 175 guests at the House's Chicago store to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the horsebit loafer and the 1953 collection for men and women.

Grand Opening for Lulu's on the Avenue Vintage Store (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 05.11.2013 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Over the past 10 years, Lulu's at the Belle Kay has earned the reputation for being one of the country's top vintage stores. Owner and curator, Laurie Davis, opened a second store last week: Lulu's on the Avenue.

Windy City Street Style: Winter Neutrals (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 04.15.2013 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

From Uptown to Lakeview and Wicker Park to the Loop, check out some looks across Chicago's neighborhoods that take neutral colors to bold new levels.

Holiday Shopping Havens Worldwide

U.S. News Travel | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Tired of visiting the same designer boutiques, venerable chains and fluorescently-lit retail centers? So are we. That's why we decided to scour the globe for unique shopping spots; in these retail heavens, you'll find an eclectic array of boutique haunts, stylish department stores and secret discount venues.

Practical Purchases

Jessica Baca | Posted 12.13.2012 | Style
Jessica Baca

Chicagoans are the friendliest people I have encountered in any city. What Chicago lacks in attitude and excess, both characteristic of NYC and L.A., it makes up for in "Midwestern Charm" and sensible street style. So what exactly is Chicago style?

Goldman's Unlikely Money Maker: Warehouses

Posted 09.27.2011 | Business

(Pratima Desai, Clare Baldwin, Susan Thomas and Melanie Burton) - In a rundown patch of Detroit, enclosed by a cyclone fence and barbed wire, stands a...

Marilyn Forever, But Not in Chicago

Hermene Hartman | Posted 09.20.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

What does the sculpture of Marilyn say about us? What does it say about women? Is this our role model?

Homeless Man's Clothing Leads To Michigan Avenue Bomb Scare

Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

Part of Michigan Avenue was closed to traffic and pedestrians early Wednesday as police investigated a "suspicious package" outside of the Chicago Cul...

Topshop Opening In Chicago This Spring

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The popular British retailer Topshop is looking to expand its brand in the United States--and Chicago will host the chain's second location in the cou...

Police: Man Stabbed Himself, Made Up Story About Mugging Attack

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Iowa man who two weeks ago claimed to have been stabbed near the Chicago Riverwalk east of Michigan Avenue has had a change of heart. He says h...

Chicago's Living River

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

I have been in Chicago for ten years and had never been in Chinatown before. A trip on the water taxi there is lovely and relaxing.

Michigan Avenue Retailers See 10% Bump From Oprah Bash

Chicago Sun-Times | SANDRA GUY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A local retail research group says Oprah Winfrey's show on Michigan Avenue on Tuesday boosted shopper traffic in the Loop by 10 percent compared to ot...


Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

As I grabbed this shot of the great lady on the top of this red bus, the young woman next to me yelled, "Hey Oprah - I've come from Alaska to be here today."

Desiree Rogers Graces Cover Of Michigan Avenue Magazine

WWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

White House Social Secretary Desirée Rogers is on yet another magazine cover, this time of her hometown high-end glossy, Michigan Avenue. The magazi...

Michigan Avenue Stores To Be Hardest Hit By Recession

Crain's Chicago Business | Monée Fields-White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a recession likely to inflict historic pain across the retail landscape, no shopping district will suffer more than Chicago's most famous boulevard...

Bridge Would Connect Trains To Michigan Avenue

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

You know that old up-in-the-air railroad bridge over the Chicago River by Kinzie -- the one people like to use as a backdrop for funky, urban wedding ...