If you google shopping and Chicago, “The Magnificent Mile” will pop up as the top results. It boasts more than 460 retailers, including popular brands; major department stores; international luxury labels and designers; and three vertical shopping centers, each with incentives and premier savings (source: www.themagnificentmile.com). We decided to dedicate one of our pre-race days in “The Windy City” to this shopping street a few kilometers from our hotel. We were on our way way there, strolling along The Riverwalk, when we suddenly stumbled upon the building owned by one of my less favorite politicians, the Trump Tower. The guy obviously feel he has something he to compensate for, but (spoiler alert) your own name in giant, tacky letters is never the answer.
We finally reach the famous “Magnificent Mile” and after just one shop, we were in dire need of a sherpa, or at least an Uber, because we have run out of arms to carry all the bags. Not that that stopped me from acquiring an IPad in addition before we called it a day and dragged our loot back to the hotel.
As mentioned in earlier posts, Chicago is definitely cooler than I imagined, and I could have just wandering about for days checking out all the historical landmarks and the amazing skyscrapers.