Shopping & Style

Your comprehensive guide to the best Chicago shopping, style and fashion

Shopping and style

Holiday gift guide 2014

The best things to buy for everyone on your list

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Kids

The best toy stores in Chicago

The best toy stores in Chicago to reward a little one, or just geek out on your own

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Best blowout salons

Where to get your hair looking fab for a holiday or New Year's Eve party

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Chicago's best pet stores

Your furbaby deserves nothing but the best toys, leashes, costumes and more

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The best gifts for men

Whether the guys on your list are dapper or dudely, these gifts for men are ones they won't want to return

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Holiday gift guide

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The top tech gifts and gadgets

The latest tech gifts, including wearable technology, a digital bike lock to add to your bike accessories and more

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25 stocking-stuffer ideas for $25 or less

Stuff your family's stockings with something other than gift cards and candy

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Gift ideas our editors would actually like for themselves

Unique gifts for the foodie, film geek, music nerd, theater freak, art fiend and bookworm in your life

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Unique gifts for Chicago lovers

We Chicagoans love to show off our city and neighborhood pride—even our love-hate relationship with the CTA

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Chicago's best shops

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Top 10 vintage stores

Where to find 1940s–'90s fashion and Mad Men–worthy furniture

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The best bookstores in Chicago

Know what you can't buy on Amazon? A cozy nook to hang out and skim the book you're about to buy

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The 10 best furniture and home stores

Outfit your home with the coolest furniture and decor

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Chicago's best running shops

To find shoes and gear that truly suit you, head to these fitness-focused shops

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New Chicago shops

Keep up with the latest openings in the city

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Best shops by neighborhood

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The Loop

Cruising up and down State Street and popping into the many discount chain stores has its merits, but these Loop shops offer something special

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Chinatown

Chinatown may be best known for its restaurants, but there are plenty of worthy shops to explore, too

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Evanston

You'll find plenty of chains when shopping in Evanston, but also indie boutiques and quirky shops

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Uptown

A shopping corridor has sprung up south of Foster, but there's still a ton of opportunity for Uptown shops

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Logan Square

Young, hip and gritty Logan Square has shopping to match

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