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While spending a day shopping for the perfect new shoe, dress, accessory, etc. totally sounds like fun, it's also a huge time-suck that might not deliver the goods. If you're too busy, too lazy, or too torn to pick the perfect Chicago shop for what you're after, we can help. Read on to discover Chi-Town shopping, totally deconstructed and decoded. From perfect basics to super-specific shopping needs, we've come up with a cheat-sheet to help max-out your shopping time way before your credit card. Thanks to our guide, you'll have plenty of free time to spend relaxing, rejuvenating, and reading Refinery29. See how smart we are?
Written by Emily Ferber
At this point, you’ve probably spent a good amount of time waltzing about and finishing up any last-minute shopping. Sure, the main reason you venture into the city’s best boutiques is to walk out with a boatload of goodies for your peeps, but we think a retail visit can be a prime Instagram moment, too. So, be sure read
If you've been good this year, you've already crossed all the names off your list and wrapped every last box. You can sit back, and enjoy your egg nog. Meanwhile, the procrastinators of the world (here, here!) are scrambling to find quality gifts that don't completely reveal exactly how long we waited to start our holiday read