Bordered by the Chicago River on the south, the Lake on the east and North Avenue on the north - Chicago's River North is as upscale as upscale can be.
The 'Magnificent Mile', also called just 'Mag Mile', stretching along Michigan Avenue from the Chicago River to Oak Street, is a shoppers' paradise.
Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's, Marilyn Miglin, Saks Fifth Avenue, Room and Board, Marshall Field's, Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom and numerous other chain stores are just some of the names that dominate the shopping scene.
Famous shopping 'hot spots' like 900 North Michigan Avenue Shops and Water Tower Place, an upscale indoor shopping mall are also located along the 'Magnificent Mile'.
A few blocks west of the Mag Mile is River North, home to a mix of swank hotels, upscale stores, shopping malls, sidewalk flower gardens, art galleries and museums, elegant restaurants, and landmark architecture.