Five years ago, it may've been difficult to find much style off the gleaming corporate stores spanning Michigan Avenue. But now a slew of independent boutiques are showcasing the Windy City's eye for style.
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Need a centralized lunch spot? Foodlife is the perfect place. It is to food courts what Mr. Chow is to Chinese takeout. Located in Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave.