Liberty, Justice and Shopping for All
The 4th of July is a great day for backyard barbeques and fireworks, but it’s also a great day for shopping. Why? Stores tend to be less busy, which means you can enjoy an even more personalized shopping experience. Although many of the boutique on Oak Street are closed for the holiday, here are some that we highly recommend for those who want to exercise their right to shop.
America’s most luxurious department store offers a sophisticated oasis from the Americana kitsch often associated with the 4th of July. From the lower level cosmetics department to stunning views from the terrace at Fred’s, the 6th floor restaurant, Barneys has something for every shopper. 4th of July hours: 11am to 6pm
All-American girls love Kate Spade’s bright, colorful and often whimsical clothing and accessories. The brand’s Oak Street boutique is located inside a historic Chicago brownstone, so the outside is just as delightful as what can be found inside. 4th of July hours: 12pm to 5pm
The fabulous window displays alone make a compelling reason to visit the Italian brand’s Oak Street boutique. But those who step inside will be treated to an even more enticing display of impeccably tailored clothing and finely crafted accessories. Don’t forget to pick up a pair of D&G’s signature sunnies on your way to Oak Street Beach. 4th of July hours: 12pm to 6pm
Walking into Tory Burch’s Oak Street boutique is like being a guest in the home of an impossibly stylish and welcoming hostess. Make yourself comfy on the oversized couches in the 2nd floor shoe salon while you try on the American designer’s signature flats and sandals, available in dozens of colors and patterns (might we suggest something in a red, white or blue)? 4th of July hours: 11am to 6pm