Synopses & Reviews
Whether you have just a day to blaze through town or want to do some serious browsing, this guide is for you. Inside, youll find:
> Shopping tours with a missionbeauty items, things for your home, cool clothes, and only-in-Chicago souvenirs
> 200 best-in-neighborhood picks, grouped by local area
> 13 maps pinpointing whats where in each neighborhood
> Store names in text and on maps color-coded by category
> Two PopOut maps showing the core of the city
> Backed by the experts at Where® magazine, which has been helping travelers find the fun since 1936
> More than 125 color photosand more!
Every neighborhood that matters to shopaholic travelers has its moment in this pocket-friendly guide. From Michigan Avenue to Wicker Park, the collection is thoughtful and finely tuned. Readers will find not only traditional favorites, the chains and the malls that some travelers from small towns in the Midwest simply don’t have at home, but also those perfect, small, out-of-the-way wonders that make a good trip great and that distinguish Chicago as the truly world-class city that it is.
Sophisticated shopping writeups
taken from Where
magazine, neighborhood maps marked to show store locations, and a full city's worth of detailed pop-out maps on the inside front and back covers will help travelers zero in on the most interesting shops wherever they are. A section of thematic shopping itineraries
guides visitors all over the city to the best places for bargains, women's clothing, cooking items, and the like. Store suggestions are completely independent,
provided by an passionate local shopaholic with a gift for making each store come to life on the page.
About the Author
Jennifer Berg sometimes feels that she was born to shop, and she seizes every opportunity to download her latest find for publications such as DailyCandy
and the twice-yearly Boutiqueville issues of Chicagos provocative alternative weekly, Newcity
Joe Viesti has toured more than half the countries of the world to capture images for the National Geographic Society, American Express, Kodak, Nikon, Encyclopedia Britannica, the Ford Foundation, Microsoft, and AT&T, to name a few clients. His work is also represented in many volumes of books on travel, architecture, and design.