Chicago Shopping Guide

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Lincoln Square

Drive northward to this friendly, close-knit community and discover a batch of old-school neighborhood shops.

Lulu's at the Belle Kay

The absolute best place in town for costume jewels, a gloriously rococo spot that also sells choice vintage designer pieces (we spied names like Valentino and Halston).
3862 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-404-5858

Products: Vintage, Women's Clothing, Shoes, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Merz Apothecary

Open since 1875 and as fun to look at as it is to shop: It resembles an old-fashioned Viennese pharmacy and stocks a mind-boggling assortment of hard-to-find grooming products from around the world.
4716 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-989-0900,

Products: Beauty
Type of Store: Boutique


An insider-favored source for everything from Danish rosewood credenzas to chrome globe chandeliers.
3856 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-868-0844

Products: Decorative/Lighting, Furniture, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique