(Closed) Chicago Bees – help me with shopping in the loop!

posted 6 years ago in Chicago
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

there’s Sears and TJ Maxx.. Nordstrom and H&M ..

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

There is jewelry row on Wabash with a TON of stores. 

As for clothes, there are so many stores, I dont know where to begin… Brooks Brothers, Madison and Friends, Nordstroms along with all big department stores will have a TON of kids clothing that could be flower girl appropriate. 

As for suites, Balani Custom Clothes is where my Fiance goes. But there are some more tailors on La Salle, I believe. There’s also some more “big box” places like Men’s Warehouse and Jos A Banks. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The old Marshall Fields (now Macy’s) is a really large store. They’ll likely have more/different stock than you saw online.

Besides Macy’s, I’d take a cab up to Michigan Avenue for shopping. I’m sure you can Google Magnificent Mile to see which stores are there.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I just re-read and saw you want reasonable… if so, I wouldn’t shop in the Loop. Our sales tax is ridiculous and the highest in the country, I believe. And the Loop will overcharge you for, well, being The Loop. Unless you do not live anywhere near a city, I would wait till you’re home to get these things done and bought, especially your rings. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@ohmybears48:  it is … stabs me right in the heart.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I got my wedding ring in the loop at Ultra Diamonds on Monroe and State. Can’t go wrong!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

@Snow00774:  Jeweler’s row has infinte shops.  Check out Donna’s Jewelery co and Scaasi.  But like others have said, if you’re not from Chicago I’m not sure I would come here just to buy something b/c of the sales tax, you’re going to be paying hundreds in tax!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Definitely check out Jewelers Row on Wabash– we got our rings at New York Jewelers and had a great experience, I’ve also heard good things about Windy City Jewelers.  As for sales tax, I’m fairly sure that if you are from out of state, you can have your jewelry shipped to you without paying the sales tax! 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

FI’s wedding band is from Windy City Diamonds.  They were amazing, but you have to make an appointment ahead of time.  The store is really tiny.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Snow00774:  Just to let you know, Ultra is having a 50-75% off sale right now. So my  (future) wedding band (which is a micro pave, half infinty) is probably going to be in the $150-250 range.

I mispoke earlier. I had them custom make my engagement ring and got a great deal. They accidently underquoted us for what the ring would cost, and they didn’t charge us anymore for the additional diamonds in the halo, just for the extra gold.  So we got the ring for almost $800 what it would have cost elsewhere. Ask for Jillian. She is the manager.

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