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Shopping in Illinois

When it comes to shopping, Illinois has something for everyone. Discover America’s greatest avenue, The Magnificent Mile in Chicago, a world-famous shopping destination with a great dining scene. Or, be best-dressed for less with a range of outlet stores and experience the small-town charm and eclectic boutiques of the main streets and shopping areas of towns like Galena and Quincy.

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The Magnificent Mile in Chicago

A world-famous shopping destination

Running north from the Chicago River, Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is widely considered one of the world’s great avenues. Spend an afternoon in shopping euphoria with everything from luxury labels and popular brands to designer boutiques, department stores and three vertical malls, all dotted along Chicago’s iconic Michigan Avenue.

North of the Magnificent Mile is Oak Street. Here you'll find ultra-high-end couture houses, American luxury brands and local boutiques, like Brunello Cucinelli, Vera Wang and Buccellati.

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Score Yourself a Designer Deal


Chicago and nearby areas are packed with great outlet options to get incredible deals on premium brands. Be sure to make a day out of your trip and discover the great variety of activities and attractions on offer just outside the city.

Gurnee Mills

With more than 200 manufacturer and retail outlet stores offering up to 70% off, serious shoppers flock to Gurnee Mills. The diverse variety of stores includes Bass Pro Shops, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Nike Factory Store, Gap, and Levi's.

Tuscola Outlet Center

Located in Tuscola, this outlet center offers a big city shopping experience without the big-city hassle. Brand-name stores at great prices including Coach, JCrew, UnderArmor, and Chico’s - over 40 brand name outlets! Locations nearby include Champaign and Amish Country.

Fashion Outlets of Chicago

Just five minutes from O’Hare International Airport, Fashion Outlets of Chicago is the only two-level indoor luxury outlet shopping experience in the region and home to more than 130 designer brands.

Chicago Premium Outlets

Chicago Premium Outlets in west suburban Aurora has over 140 outlet stores including Calvin Klein, Coach, J. Crew, Michael Kors and Polo Ralph Lauren in a pleasant mall with fireplaces, public art, water features and a play area.

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Explore Galena’s Boutiques


Stroll along Galena's historic Main Street and soak in the ambiance. Named "Best Main Street in the Midwest" by Midwest Living magazine and one of America's Best Main Streets by Fodor's, Galena’s 19th-century red brick storefronts are home to an eclectic mix of art galleries, antiques stores, boutiques and restaurants. Galena is also known for its cozy lodgings, with quaint bed and breakfasts dotting the picturesque hillsides of the town.

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Illinois Made

Unique products made in Illinois

Illinois Made businesses throughout the state are perfect for finding unique products to remember your trip by. Every crafted item carries a little bit of the place and people that make it. The Illinois Makers program celebrates the small businesses whose uniquely Illinoisan style and creativity set our locally made goods apart.

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