Discover Chicago’s many vibrant shopping venues – from downtown strips and shopping centers to quaint neighborhood boutiques. Centered in a gallery/antique district, the Best Western River North Hotel is within a few city blocks from Chicago’s world-class art galleries, antique marts and auction houses.
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For browsing, shopping malls like the 900 Shops are the most comfortable. Bloomingdale’s highlights this shopping center, but venues like Gucci amke the mall a fashion maven’s delight. Water Tower Place offers more variety, with Macy’s and Lord and Taylor snchoring the mall. Make your way down Michigan Avenue to Westfield North Bridge, a center that complements Water Tower Place with its additional designers offerings such as A/X Armani Exchange.