It’s not called”the Gold Coast for reasons of. This historic area, which is considered to be one of Chicago’s wealthiest areas is a hot spot for luxury shopping especially in the area surrounding Oak Street. This is the area where you’ll find charming trees-lined streets lined with luxury boutiques and showrooms for couture located just a few steps away from Michigan Avenue.
The shopping experience is on Oak Street
On Oak Street, you’ll find outposts of some of the top designers around the globe and brands, such as:
- Giorgio Armani
- Dolce & Gabbana
- Christian Louboutin
The region has also been home to a variety of designer of high-end jewelry:
- Patek Phillipe & Rolex by Razny Jewelers
- Harry Winston
- Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces
Find unique treasures in Oak Street’s luxurious boutiques:
- Morgenthal Frederics
- St. John Boutique
- Wolford Boutique
- Loro Piana
Nearby, on Rush Street, you can go to the Christian Dior or Versace. Don’t forget to check out Yves Saint Laurent hidden inside the Waldorf Astoria Chicago on Walton Street. If you’re in the area, be sure to gaze at the hotel’s glistening chandelier in the lobby, which is inspired by the old-fashioned fashions of Coco Chanel as well as Christian Dior.
The area is also known as a hot spot for spas. Visit STIL Salon & Spa, Salon Lashe, Mireille’s Studio, Charles Ifergan, or CaTara Med Spa Catara to enjoy an indulgence in spa treatments or to buy top of the line cosmetics.
A luxurious lunch break
If you’re looking to stay in the Waldorf and enjoy the view, you’ll discover two new concepts from the acclaimed chef Michael Mina. Visit for croissant and coffee for breakfast at Petit Margeaux, the classic café and patisserie. Or take advantage of the complete service at the Brasserie The Brasserie is the restaurant that offers high-end French food. Nearby is there is the Museum of Contemporary Art has the outstanding Marisol eatery, where the plates appear to be artwork. Other trendy restaurants close to on the Gold Coast include French-Vietnamese cuisine at Le Colonial and fresh seafood and steaks at Hugo’s Frog Bar.
Gold Coast sights
A Oak Street shopping trip will be within two blocks of of the city’s most well-known tourist attractions in the downtown area, including:
TIL with a 360 degree view CHICAGO 360 CHICAGO: the ultimate viewing deck experience is situated on the 94th level of 875 N. Michigan Ave. Formerly, it was The John Hancock Center.