Where to See a Tribute to Mag Mile — Michigan Avenue Magazine

Where to See a Tribute to Mag Mile — Michigan Avenue Magazine

Most shoppers thronging North Michigan Avenue would find it hard to believe that this stellar strip of real estate was once a pretty sleepy stretch of town. Sure, it had hotels and a few art galleries, but it was hardly the lively destination it is today. The street’s metamorphosis into the Magnificent Mile was fueled in a large part by fashion, as high-end retailers transformed the blocks between Tribune Tower and the Drake Hotel into one of the country’s premier shopping districts. This month, the Chicago History Museum celebrates our city’s most famous thoroughfare with the opening of “Chicago Styled: Fashioning The Magnificent Mile.”

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