Shop your Heart Out in Chicago's Wicker Park

Posted August 14, 2009 by Kate Hamman

IL-Chicago-Habit-DEF Chicago's Magnificent Mile may be a shopping mecca, but the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhood provides a more relaxed atmosphere for browsing designer boutiques. You can spend all day wandering among the many clothing stores, but be sure to stop for a little sweet relief at an artistic bistro. And after a full day of splurging, you can rest at one of Chicago's longest-running B&B's.

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Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhood shopping: Shopaholics rejoice when they stumble upon this area, overflowing with designer boutiques. Some of the best places to feed your addiction are Habit, where 75 independent and emerging designers share their creative threads; Veruca Salt Fancy, which features designer labels; and Clothes Minded, where the staff will help you put together the "it" outfit for a night on the town. Since so many stores are within walking distance, comparison shopping is easy and can pay off.

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HotChocolate: Shopping can be exhausting, which is exactly why God created cozy bistros to rest your weary soles. HotChocolate breaks the mold, with sweet pick-me-ups and savory lunch dishes such as its decadent cheddar melt for $8. And you can revel in the day's spending with one-of-a-kind treats, including warm brioche donuts with hot fudge, strawberry and rhubarb poppy-seed shortcake streusel, and five types of hot chocolate.

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The House of Two Urns Bed and Breakfast: For a long day of shopping, the House of Two Urns B&B prescribes a good night's sleep and a hearty meal. The inn has treated guests for more than 16 years, and is decorated from floor-to-ceiling with eclectic and fun art pieces, including an entire wall of antique cameras. Originally built as a neighborhood Polish bakery, the 1912 brownstone still delights guests with the sweet scents of baked goods come breakfast time. Rates start at $79 per night, depending on the season.

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What are their types of hot chocolate? Any idea? I'd love to drool over their list!

Posted on December 05, 2010 at 08:53 PM by landscape designer phoenix

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