How many cities have a Director of Fashion? Chicago does – and that’s why more and more designers are showcasing their talents here.

One important Chicago destination is The Magnificent Mile along Michigan Avenue. In this eight-block stretch, 460 stores offer luxury items, beautiful bargains, and everything in-between.

Shoppers from all over the world love Oak Street, an international style center with high-end stores and salons just steps off Michigan Avenue. Art and antiques collectors hunt for treasure in the 60-plus galleries of nearby River North Gallery District.

Shopping is plentiful and varied in the landmark State Street Retail Historic District and surrounding Loop stores. Walk one block east of State to Jeweler’s Row for dizzying displays of diamonds and gems in the Midwest’s largest jewelry district.