Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

The Local's Guide To Holiday Shopping In Chicago

  1. Begin Slideshow
    opener

    258

    SHARES

    0 comments
    See All Slides

    Considering we're nearing shopaholic territory, it’s only fitting that — during the most dangerous time of year for us addicts — we put together a list of boutiques for every single thing you could want to give (and, okay, receive this season). Naturally, with the glut of choice retail destinations in Chicago, this was no easy task: Along with faves like Ikram and Eskell, there were also a few necessary newcomers to add to the mix (hello, gorgeous new Burberry store!).

    The last piece of the puzzle? Variety, dear readers. From candlesticks to cologne and dresses to dungarees, this comprehensive cheat sheet is pretty much the definition of "everything." To make it even easier for you ('tis the season, after all!), we've categorized our picks by 'hood. Here's the catch: You have to cut up the credit card cut yourself off at some point.

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Shopping

Fall's Best Lightweight Jackets For The Curvy Girl

Early fall is one of those magical times that you can wear just about anything you want and have it make total sense. No one will think it's odd if you sport open-toe shoes or a flouncy, white dress but you can also #sweaterweather on Instagram to your heart's delight. Plus, if you're still on a post-fashion week read

the weekender

The Ultimate Grilled-Cheese Twist For Fall

The grilled cheese is possibly our favorite all-American comfort food. Nothing beats biting into a fusion of buttered toast and melted cheese on a freezing day. But, what puts this dish on the top of our list is how easy — and truly versatile — it is. From avocado slices to jalapeños, you can customize this hearty read