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chicago recommendations?

You guys are the best when I'm looking for some suggestions. I'll be heading to Chicago in a couple weekends from now to visit a dear friend and wondering if you windy city dwellers out have any tips on some home design shops & clothing shops you love? My main priority is to catch up with an old friend, but good food and good shopping are always a great way to spend a weekend with friends...

{ a HUGE thank you to everyone who posted suggestions...I am overwhelmed and thrilled. I've tried to email most everyone back, but a big thank you regardless if I have not gotten to you yet!}