In the heart of Magnificent Mile, find The Shops At North Bridge. This stylish shopping district stretches six chic blocks, anchored by a Nordstrom and four-level shopping center. Here, you’ll find everything from high-end designers like Hugo Boss, Stuart Weitzman, and Louis Vuitton, to specialty retailers Charming Charlie and White House | Black Market. Plus, it’s full of award-winning restaurants and fast eateries right on the premises.
The North Bridge Neighborhood
The Shops at North Bridge gets its name from the four-level enclosed bridges that connect the mall over east Grand Ave and North rush Street. Located on Magnificent Mile’s prime Michigan Avenue real estate, the Shops at North Bridge refers to two multi-story retail complexes. This includes an enclosed mall and street-level retailers spanning six blocks.
The stretch includes five hotels (two Marriott owned and three Hilton), two office buildings, and three parking garages. The North Bridge shopping mall itself is located in the Art Deco McGraw-Hill building. The Chicago landmark was built in 1928 and restored to its former splendor in recent years. The mall occupies the lower floors, while the upper floors hold the Gwen hotel.
The Shops at North Bridge offers an array of fine dining and quick bite eateries. It also houses the 63,000-square-foot Eataly Chicago. There, you can find 23 eateries, one fine dining restaurant, and many retail departments including a bakery, a fresh pasta counter, and a meat and fish counter. Other full-service restaurants there include Joe’s Seafood, Shake Shack, and Sugar Factory.
Of course, The Magnificent Mile has many more luxury hotels and eateries on offer. Stay at Kimpton Palomar or Marriott Magnificent Mile within steps of the shop. If you want to save some money for shopping, stay at the Homewood Suites Downtown, the Freehand or ACME Hotel. Dine at favorites like 676 Restaurant & Bar, Michael Jordan’s Steak House, or Grand Lux Cafe.
The North Bridge Shops
The Shops at North Bridge is anchored by a four-level Nordstrom. The renowned upscale department store sells designer clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry, and cosmetics. This flagship location also offers an array of services including alterations, curbside pickup, and buy online/pick up in store. The location also has a Nordstrom Cafe for a signature menu of soups, salads, pasta, and pizza if you need a lunch or dinner break. Just craving a quick coffee or smoothie? Stop into Nordstrom’s eBar for a quick pick-me-up.
The remaining retail complex offers a sprawling assortment of varied retailers. Overall, the shopping selection is on the higher end, with designer outposts including Boss, Giuseppa Collection, Lucky Brand, MCM, and Stuart Weitzman. For sports fans, there are specialty locations including Chicago Sports & Novelty and Clark Street Sports.
If you’re in need of a luxurious beauty treatment, stop into Kiehl’s, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Selected Skincare, and The Art of Shaving at The Shops at North Bridge. Plus, Room & Board, Samsonite, and Alex and Ani are among the location’s luxury specialty shops.
There are also an array of helpful kiosks. Stop in to find international currency exchange. There’s also a unique Peloton kiosk where you can check out the latest spinning trend. Or, get lost in tasting exotic truffles from around the world at Vosges Haut-Chocolat. Here, owner/chocolatier Katrina Markoff personally chooses every spice, flower and chocolate to source in her Chicago kitchen.
If you need any assistance while you’re shopping or dining here, stop at the concierge desk, where an associate can help with an array of services spanning dinner reservations, gift suggestions, hotel referrals, itinerary planning, and tourist information. Plus, there are even pet-friendly comfort stations. And, if you spend $10 or more at The Shops at North Bridge, you are eligible for discounted parking. Stop at the Concierge desk for validation.
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