Chicago has several great Nordstrom Rack locations, but this newer outpost on Sheffield Avenue in Lincoln Park offers a well-curated selection of marked-down designer goods. The organized layout and quality shoe section make for a pleasant shopping experience, but the best perk has to be the free, 90-minute parking garage. Get down to business before your meter runs out.
If you're still paying full price for designer trends in furniture, clothing and accessories, stop it. Sure, you already know to shop at thrift stores, but what about when you want the latest and greatest? Outlet stores are your best bet for discounts on high-end, luxury items. Some of our favorites are in Chicago, but others will require a short road trip. Work the shopping stop into a weekend getaway, perhaps?