On the north end of Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile, find 900 North Michigan Shops. This high-rise mall is a retail anchor on this illustrious destination in the Chicago Loop. In the midst of a complete renovation, you’re soon to find such enhancements as a multi-level food and beverage experience, a 184-foot LED canopy, and refined retailer branding. Of course, you’re still sure to find staples including Bloomingdale’s, Club Monaco, Kate Spade New York, and Michael Kors Collection.
The 900 North Michigan Neighborhood
900 North Michigan was the second vertical mall built along the Magnificent Mile. It was developed in 1988 by Urban Retail Properties as an upscale complement to nearby Water Tower Place. Nicknamed The Mag Mile, the upscale section of Michigan Avenue runs from the Chicago River to Oak Street. This part of the Near North Side is situated east of Rush Street, adjacent to downtown. It is the main strip between the Loop’s business district and Chicago’s swanky Gold Coast.
Here, you’ll find thriving retail destinations, including 900 North Michigan and Water Tower Place. The area is also full of upscale dining locations and hotels. In fact, the luxe Four Seasons Hotel occupies floors 30 through 46 of the 900 North Building. Above that are the East Delaware Residences — 106 upscale condominiums.
Nearby, accommodations abound including the Waldorf Astoria, Whitehall Hotel, Talbott Hotel and Westin Michigan Ave.
Aster Hall is a food emporium and gathering place on the fifth and sixth floors of 900 North Michigan Avenue. It offers a wide range of food and beverage options from 16 unique vendors. Visitors can find everything from local favorites to international cuisine. Of course, there are diverse beverage options as well, with craft cocktails, curated wines, artisanal coffee, and fresh juices.
900 North Michigan Shops
900 North is anchored by Bloomingdale’s. This upscale department store is home to distinctive products from designers like Canali, David Yurman, Lafayette 148, Rimowa, Chloé, and Roberto Coin. This location is also renowned for its services, with style and fit offerings like styling, alterations, made-to-order, fur services and bra fittings. In the beauty department, enjoy spa treatments like targeted facials, skin consultations, and customized regimens.
Bloomingdale’s 900 North also has a Forty Carrots restaurant, which offers famous frozen yogurt, smoothies, sandwiches, and salads. 900 North Michigan is also home to Allium Restaurant and Bar, frequently named a top dining spot in Chicago’s Gold Coast. Soon, guests will also be able to dine in 900 North’s multi-level food and beverage experience, created by Hogsalt Hospitality.
Other enhancements slated for this anticipated renovation include a 184-foot LED canopy and a luminescent entry portal. Guests will still enjoy the expected refined assortment of retailers. Luxe retailers here include Gucci, MaxMara, Michael Kors Collection, Montblanc, Kate Spade New York, Bonobos, J.Crew, St. Crois, and Lululemon. There are also specialty stores including L’Occitane, Sur La Table, Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and Volumes Bookstore.
Overall, this location boasts more than just shopping, but an overall luxury experience. Stop into Artspace 8, where you can see world-class artists curated by an in-house expert. Another unique experience is the 900 Topgolf Swing Suite, an indoor sport stimulator where you can play, dine, and relax between rounds of hockey, golf, football, or baseball. Feeling lucky? Try a round of the crowd favorite: zombie dodgeball.
For a little bit more of a sweat, 900 North is home to a luxe 30,000-square-foot Equinox Fitness Club. It has an olympic-sized pool, group fitness studios, and a full-service spa. The pampering doesn’t end there. 900 North is also home to Mario Tricoli Salon & Day Spa, which offers the latest in hair trends and spa services. Additionally, guests can stop into the Four Seasons Spa with a luxurious treatment or a tip in the 50-foot indoor swimming pool.