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Best Places For Last-Minute Gifts In Chicago

December 17, 2013 6:00 AM

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For that last minute shopping spree, why not splurge a little at the 900 North Michigan Avenue shops on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile? With up to 70 fabulous stores to choose from and plenty of indoor parking through the Rush Street entrance, it will be fun and easy to get all of your shopping done in one convenient place while avoiding the cold weather and traffic. Here is a sampling of stores with a superior and trendy selection of gift ideas for the special people in your life this Christmas holiday.

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(Credit: space519.com)

Space 519
900 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 751-1519
www.space519.com

A great new addition to the 900 North Shops, Space 519 is a conceptually modern, upscale general store that carries a unique variety of quality merchandise for both men and women. The inventory ranges from expensive designer apparel and vintage furniture to more modestly priced things for holiday shopping such as beauty and skin care products, books and jewelry or music CDs and electronics. The store’s owners are fashion-conscious world travelers who are passionate about acquiring unique and unusual items with thematic potential and a story behind the creation.

Glove Me Tender
900 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 664-4022
www.glovemetender.com

Immortalizing the ever cherished memory of music icon Elvis Presley, Glove Me Tender fondly celebrates the season of love with a wide assortment of designer gloves for that heart-warming gift on Christmas. Myriads of gloves are displayed in all different colors and textures to delight everyone in the family as well as friends, relatives and just about anyone on your wish list. The superb selection of merchandise features gloves for special occasions of every kind, from dressy and formal events to parties and casual ware. Additional accessories include stylish hats, scarves, umbrellas and earmuffs.

Mini Me
900 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 888-9149
www.minimechicago.com

An exciting place to shop for that dear little girl or boy during the holidays, Mini Me specializes in children’s couture from the very best of designer collections. The shop carries a great selection of stylish apparel, costume jewelry, trendy accessories, toys and games. Other specialty items include dresses for infants, imaginative books, shoes and outerwear. A simply wonderful boutique, this is the kind of store that inspires children to dream big, encouraging them to grow and develop.

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Lulu’s Vintage
900 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 888-9149
www.lulusbellekay.com

For the romantic dreamer with a love of all things reminiscent of the past on your gift list, Lulu’s Vintage is an elegant boutique specializing in a lovely selection of old fashioned jewelry and special occasion dresses. The shop was established in 2003 as Lulu’s Belle Kay on Lincoln Avenue by the talented Laurie Davis, who travels extensively in search of unique, nostalgic collections to create a memorable shopping experience for her clients. Lulu’s sophisticated vintage style concept has blossomed over the years, and has since expanded to its exclusive Michigan Avenue location where it continues to enjoy great success. Holiday shoppers are invited to step back in time for that heartfelt, special gift encapsulating a by-gone era. 

Crosell And Co.
900 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 266-4500
www.crosellandco.com

One of the finest stores to visit when looking for a crystal vase, hand-crafted stemware, embellished china, linens or similar gifts for the home, the name Crosell and Co. represents refined elegance in the best of taste. Here is the perfect place to choose a wonderful decorative gift for a holiday hostess, lady of the house or special friend. The store carries an impressive and generous selection of merchandise designed with care, from artisans around the world. Last minute shoppers will be pleasantly surprised to find an array of gracious yet reasonably priced home entertainment gift ideas with originality.

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Magdalene Paniotte is originally from Chicago and very pleased to be a CBS contributor. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre with graduate level credits in creative writing and liberal studies. Maggie enjoys developing her voice as a freelance writer. Her published articles can also be found at Examiner.com.

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