Speciality Shops in Chicago

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Gift & Speciality Shops in Chicago

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  • Amy S
    35 contributions
    My daughter and I spent the morning and early day at American Doll in Chicago. We had a great day. We ate lunch at the Cafe and got her hair and both of her dolls hair done in the salon. Be sure to get reservations in advance for both the restaurant and the salon! The food was good and fairly priced. It comes with a preset menu which makes it easy for ordering with children. The store itself is very cute with several interactive areas for children. All of the staff on the sales floor, in the restaurant and in the salon were friendly and kind to us. The store was also well organized and clean. We would go back here again if we were back in Chicago.
    Written 17 April 2022
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  • Kelly Cathcart
    Valparaiso, IN1,134 contributions
    The chocolate here is wonderful! Every time I stop in I get a free sample offered to me. The staff are always helpful and friendly. It is a great location on Michigan Ave right by the river.
    Written 21 December 2021
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  • hfitzger
    United States267 contributions
    We have a family tradition of stopping at this Ghirardelli location every time we are in Chicago. It's always hard to find a seat (especially for a family of 4), but persistence pays off as there are always customers coming and going. Ice cream sundaes (highly recommend the Lands' End with brownie, ice cream, fudge, caramel, and sea salt) are big enough to share and that helps offset the $10-15 price for a special occasion.

    Plenty of choice in chocolates, if you're in the mood for candy instead of (or in addition to!) ice cream specialties.
    Written 4 January 2020
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  • Kendu24
    265 contributions
    Came here to stock up on a little 3 day getaway to the windy city. Huge selection of beer, wine and booze! Lots of parking off of grand st. Everything you will need to stock your hotel fridge, especially Zombie Dust that they have in stock! My new go to place when in Chicago!
    Written 6 June 2019
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  • Andrew M
    2 contributions
    This store is like walking into a European apothecary and having all your senses delighted. The wide range of beautiful products is fun to explore. The quality of everything we bought was outstanding and even though we don’t live in Chicago, we now continue to order some of the products through their website smallflower.com because these are unique, hard to find products that i can’t find in California.
    Written 24 December 2021
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  • Katia P
    142 contributions
    Beautiful shop - looks like a fairytale house!
    I've spent there an hour - felt like going a treasure chest!
    Magical!
    Written 12 November 2020
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  • Icdeadpeople
    1 contribution
    The customer service was probably the best I've ever experience, anywhere. Douglas was an absolute gentleman and scholar with his knowledge and kindness "rolled into one smooth blend". Also, the relaxation of their leather lounge room was impeccable and absolutely added to the atmosphere. I would recommend this to everyone that enjoys smoking cigars and pipes alike. Double thumbs up
    Written 4 September 2019
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  • TampaTornado
    Lithia, FL212 contributions
    We were turned onto The Spice House in Old Town on a food tour and were looking forward to revisiting this time while in Chicago. Unfortunately, while we were there (11/2-11/4) the main store was closed due to water damage from a fire in the bar next door.

    Fortunately we found they have a small store/kiosk at the Navy Pier. While not as good smelling (can't drop spices all over the floor) as the original store, the staff was great and still a good selection. They have the BEST spices - especially love Vietnamese cinnamon, Lakeshore, and Milwaukee. Stocked up. New containers are improvement. We will be back for sure.

    Love me some Spice House!!!!! Great place!
    Written 11 November 2019
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  • StephanieH1966
    County Dublin, Ireland48 contributions
    Fantastic find. Eclectic selection. Enjoyed browsing the genre’s. Really nice vintage offerings for all ages.
    Written 28 February 2020
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  • dustythoughts
    Manchester, CT1,459 contributions
    This wonderful used bookstore near the University of Chicago campus is a longstanding neighborhood staple, with a plethora of thought-provoking books jammed into a glorious jumble. It's a great place to get lost in a good book and enjoy a wide variety of tomes that'll challenge and provoke you. I love coming here whenever I'm in town. This store isn't as big as the main store in Portland (Oregon, not Maine), but they still have a good variety of books in a relatively small space. They're not currently permitting in-person shopping due to the pandemic, but they do accept online orders.
    Written 15 April 2021
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  • MTorre
    Mexico City, Mexico2,827 contributions
    If you are a book freak and love to spend hours looking between new editions and old relics, this bookstore is for you.
    Written 19 November 2019
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  • sharrongeg
    Henderson, NV2,615 contributions
    We like to take snacks with us when we fly - so we purchased candied pecans and a small Carmel popcorn for our trip from Chicago back home to Las Vegas. Although a bit pricey, both the pecans and popcorn were excellent. Fresh and fabulous!
    Written 15 July 2021
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  • Michael R
    Toronto, Canada692 contributions
    This was on my bucket list to visit when I made it to Chicago. The store has everything you could want in a Music store guitars,amps,gear,swag, student band gear. You name it they have it or can get it. If you visit the venue Please purchase something help support music stores .
    Written 1 September 2019
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  • Victor Ramirez
    Chicago, IL7 contributions
    Hands down! Chicago's best comic shop!!! I have been a fellow comic collector for over 36 years and 30 of those years have been with Graham Crackers Comics in Naperville and my home base, the Chicago Loop location. Convenient, friendly and always have enough books - if they are out of an issue - they will do their best on tracking you a copy! I love this comic shop!!!! Earl, Kirk and the rest of the gang are very helpful and knowledgeable. Good selection, old and new comics, toys and collectibles. Single issues and graphic novels. But we love the experience of going to the comic books store - reminds you of the days of visiting the corner comic book store. We will be back - especially for my fix of My Little Pony comics and Batman!
    Written 1 October 2020
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  • lindsinic
    Carmel, IN122 contributions
    Really loved this shop. Was looking for some natural ingredients to make some skincare products at home. Spent so much time just looking around, though, because there were so many brands you won’t find in your typical store. Would certainly return when visiting Chicago next. Would be a great place to put a gift basket together with skincare, either for a male or female.
    Written 30 January 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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