How Michigan Avenue Became the Mag Mile — Chicago Magazine

How Michigan Avenue Became the Mag Mile — Chicago Magazine

If you’re looking for printed leggings, ironic t-shirts, and all things fast fashion, you head over to State Street. But if you’re looking for shoes that will make your rent look cheap in comparison, you head over to North Michigan Avenue. The Magnificent Mile—that glittering stretch of Michigan from the Chicago river to the Drake Hotel—has been a high-end shopping destination for decades, and a new exhibition at the Chicago History Museum explores the way in which North Michigan Avenue developed into one of the greatest upscale shopping destinations in the country.

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