Chicago is filled with iconic high-end shops, but to find all your favorites under one roof you’ll have to venture to the city’s premier mall. Fitting its Michigan Avenue location, Water Tower Place climbs upwards rather than spreading out like a suburban mall, stacking stores on top of stores for eight floors of shopping, dining, and people-watching. Grab your fabulous girlfriends for an afternoon of retail therapy and you’ll go home with high-style bargains and plenty of great stories. Start at the top, where the retro treats at the Candyality megastore will satisfy your sweet tooth and give you the energy you’ll need for serious shopping. Then get down to business, hitting such classics as Eileen Fisher for work apparel, Coach for bags and accessories, and Forever 21 for a knock-‘em-dead minidress to wear at the nightclub later. Feeling adventurous? Challenge your friends to a mall-wide scavenger hunt, completing tasks such as solving a puzzle at Marbles: The Brain Store or sampling every tea at Teavana. Or take a load off at one of the mall’s many restaurants. An order of hot Asian buns at Wow Bao, where everything is steamed and nothing is fried, is just the thing to satisfy your hunger while making sure you’ll still fit in the amazing outfits you just scored.

Water Tower Place

835 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago IL 60611

(312) 440-3166

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