The best shops in the Midway area offer up a little bit of everything, whether you're looking for the best shoe stores, fashions from one of the newest women's clothing stores or something sweet at the candy store. Pop into one of these great shops the next time you're out and about.
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The best shops near Midway
Prepare for sensory overload at the local candy and party supply superstore Dulcelandia, where a seemingly endless assortment of colorful bulk sweets and rows of princess and superhero piñatas vie for your attention. Much of the candy here is imported from Mexico, and the flavors skew toward the tropical (think tamarind and coconut). On a recent visit, we picked up a tasty confection of milk candy wrapped around sweet-tart guava paste, as well as a rather adorable (and spicy!) elote lollipop.
Browse the plethora of records, CDs and DVDs—all at fair prices—at this Midway favorite. And don't be fooled by the unassuming exterior of this storefront. If you're a vinyl nerd, you'll want to stop. The staff here knows their stuff, and they have all of the hard-to-find 45s, too.
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The best gift shops in Chicago give you plenty of options for anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, the holidays or "just because." Maybe you want to give the one you love a night out at one of Chicago's best fine dining spots or tickets to a Cubs game. But honestly, there's no better feeling than watching a friend or loved one unwrap that perfect gift.