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Shopping Chicago: Southport Corridor

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Chicago is known for its shopping. But when thinking about the city's finest shopping hotspots, Magnificent Mile comes to mind.

That's no surprise-Michigan Avenue is home to some of the world's finest fashion houses as well as two malls, The Shops at Northbridge and The 900 North Michigan Shops with hundreds of popular retailers.

But stray from the Mag Mile and that's where the city's shopping scene really shines. From Lakeview to Wicker Park, Lincoln Park to Bucktown, local and smaller


Remix Chicago - Chicago’s Recycled Art Fair

Remix Chicago

With the success of 2013's Remix Chicago, Chicago's Recycled Art Fair will be making its second go around this Labor Day weekend! I guess you could say it's been recycled. Okay, all dumb jokes aside, this unique arts festival is a great time for all ages!


Check out the African Festival of the Arts This Weekend!

African Festival of the Arts

Chicago is no stranger to cultural festivals, but one of the largest and best of the summer will be taking place this weekend, and it is a must see. The African Festival of the Arts is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is expecting a well over 300,000 people to visit the historic Washington Park to take on all of the festivities celebrating the African cluture.


Leaders 1354 Owners Talk About Elevating Chicago's Cultural Community

Leaders 1354

When it comes to Chicago's streetwear fashion, Leaders 1354 owners Corey Gilkey (right) and Diego Ross have elevated the playing field. What started as a humble Hyde Park shop in 2002 is now a nationally recognized brand and portal into the city's music, art and design communities with prime location in the downtown neighborhood. In addition to their primary mens and womenswear shop, Gilkey and Ross recently returned to the Hyde Park neighborhood to open LDRS


Q&A with Chicago Designer Lagi Nadeau

Chicago fashion designer Lagi Nadeau.

Lagi Nadeau is a Chicago-based fashion designer in her second year as a designer-in-residence at Macy's Chicago Fashion Incubator. Choose Chicago sat down with Nadeau and asked her about how she became a fashion designer, her inspirations, why she loves working in Chicago and more.


Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival Returns August 22 to Sept. 1

Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival

Whether or not we want to admit it, autumn is approaching. While we might not be ready to say goodbye to the warm weather yet, at least we have an excuse to go shopping.

Just in time for a needed spree, the Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard is returning for a 10-day event from August 22 to Sept. 1.


Two Cute Children's Boutiques on Damen Avenue

Red Balloon Co.

Chicago's Damen Avenue is a wonderful stretch of cafes, restaurants and boutiques that promise unique clothing, accessories and more. Two children's boutiques, within walking distance of one another, are go-to spots if you're looking for quality children's clothing, accessories and toys that bring fashion and style down to a kid's level. Personalized service and kid-centered events make the shopping experience easier for parents and fun for all. 


Rock 'n' Roll Your Body into Shape at the Chicago Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon & 5K Race 2014

Rock N Roll Running Festival

Do you happen to enjoy running and rock 'n' roll music, because if so, there isn't a more perfect event for you this weekend. Usually when you work out, you probably have rock music blasting through your earbuds. Well, this Sunday the 20th, leave the earbuds at home. I'll explain.


LollaShop Opens July 25, Returns to Chicago for Third Year

LollaShop 2013

Can't wait until August 1 for Lollapalooza to start? Luckily, the experience starts early with LollaShop.

Opening July 25, Lollashop is moving from its previous location across from Grant Park and getting an upgrade in a space in Block Thirty-Seven for its third year.


10 Reasons to Visit Chicago This Summer

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Some of the world's best dining, shopping, attractions, architecture and hotels can be found right here in Chicago. From first-rate theater and museums to iconic sports teams and landmarks galore, Chicago is the only destination you need to consider for the perfect summer getaway.


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