Chicago Like a Local

Go ahead, keep a schedule. Let us know how that turns out.

Category - Shopping

Inaugural Chicago International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show to Debut at Navy Pier

Monet Art, Antique, Jewelry show

More than 100 of the world's most notable art, antique and jewelry dealers will convene in Chicago to showcase their collections at the inaugural Chicago International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, at Navy Pier's Festival Hall, 600 East Grand Avenue, April 24-28, 2014.

Thrifty Spring Shopping in Ukrainian Village

Le Thrift

Is your closet ready for spring? Is your wallet low in cash? Here's a solution: Le Thrift, a mod, upscale Chicago consignment shop, will help you sell your own duds while scoring new ones. Having just expanded into its newest location at 1821 W. Chicago Ave in Ukrainian Village, Le Thrift is the perfect spot to spring shop for designer clothing and accessories while sticking to a budget.

Spring Blooms at the Macy's Flower Show

Macy's Flower Show
Every spring, Macy's on State Street bursts and blooms with the spirit of the season. During the annual Macy's Flower Show, expert florists adorn the entire store with flowers from around the world - from Palace Roses to Hinoki Cypresses. A wonderful array of free workshops and related events rounds out the flowery fun. This year's show, Secret Garden, will usher in spring with a lovely in-store garden filled with secrets and surprises on Sunday, March 23 - Sunday, April 6.

Combat the Polar Vortex Effect with a Chicago Spa Treatment

SPE spa at the wit

Is the polar vortex wrecking havoc on your skin? If you're feeling the effects of the bitterly cold temperatures and suffering from wrinkle inducing dry skin, check into a Chicago spa for a deluxe winter treatment. Here are three treatments that promise to take your skin from dry and dull to hydrated and radiant.

Celebrate the 2014 Girl of the Year at American Girl Place Chicago

American Girl Doll Place

On January 1, American Girl introduced girls aacross the country to the 2014 Girl of the Year, and American Girl Place Chicago will be stepping up with some fun events to celebrate their newest contemoprary girl, Isabelle.

Calling All Last Minute Shoppers!

Shopping Bags

The Christmas Countdown is coming to a close - only two days until the big day! Need a little shopping inspiration? We've got your Chicago holiday shopping down to a science - and an infographic.

Weekend Alert: December 13-15

If you didn't score tickets to Jerry Seinfeld at the Chicago Theater this weekend, we still have quite a full itinerary of weekend festivitites for you. Feel like ringing in the holiday season with the a dance performance, or perhaps a seasonal CSO concert? Looking for more holiday market shopping? Dying to meet Santa Claus on board a Chicago cruise ship? Yeah, you read that right. Happy Weekend!

Weekend Alert: December 6-8

Black Friday may be past us (and probably for the better), but there is still much shopping to be done. This weekend, we've got some fantastic local markets and shows - throw in some holiday concert-going and some family fun on Suday afternoon at the Art Institute, and you've got yourself a pretty jolly weekend. 

Family Check List: To Do During The Holidays

Millennium Park Ice Skating
The first week into December after Thanksgiving, and I wouldn't want to be anywhere other than Chicago around the holidays. The lights, the shows, the special events - and sometimes even a sprinkling of snow - make the season in Chicago especially merry and bright. Here are ten family-friendly holiday must-dos in this season!

A Gift To Yourself: Holiday Spa Experiences

Spa Treatment

The holiday season often plays host to an uninvited guest: stress. Take a time out and pamper yourself or treat a friend to a holiday spa experience at one of Chicago's premier spas. Whether its after hosting the whole family this weekend and after Black Friday shopping, these special treatments are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up we all need during the holidays.

Featured Partners


View our RSS feed
Enter your email address:
We'll send you an email when new articles are published

Looking to Contribute?

Are you a Chicago blogger looking to contribute to Chicago Like A Local? Email editor Emmy Carragher at