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The voters have spoken!

Thousands of readers took the time to tell us what they find best about the North Shore and Chicago. This year, over 90,000 verified votes were cast in over 11 categories in our annual Best of 2014 awards, and we couldn’t be prouder you responded in such numbers.

Here are our reader’s picks for the Best of 2014 in Shopping:

SHOE STORE

Nordstrom (Department Store)

A wonderful staff helps you navigate through a floor of a seemingly endless list of your favorite brands.

Lori’s Shoes (Boutique)

Three store locations bring quality, stylish shoes to the Chicagoland area.

CLOTHING BOUTIQUE

Juniper Boutique (North Shore)

For ready-to-wear designer apparel and casual everyday looks, this is a favorite for clothing, accessories and denim.

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Art Effect (Chicago)

A Lincoln Park shopping destination, Art Effect combines trendy and classic pieces at a variety of price points.

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BEST GALA ATTIRE

Saks Fifth Avenue (Department Store) 

Evening gowns range from every silhouette imaginable by a long list of designers.

Frances Heffernan (pictured), The Lake Forest Shop (Boutique)

Two North Shore staples tied as your favorites, both standing the test of time providing luxurious dresses to many generations.

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SHOPPING MALL

Westfield Old Orchard (North Shore)

More than 170 shops and restaurants create the perfect outdoor-shopping experience.

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900 N. Michigan Shops (Chicago)

A wide variety of more than 70 stores provides for a shipping destination nestled quite appropriately on one of the most famous retail avenues in the world.

LINGERIE STORE

Schwartz’s Intimate Apparel

Still sexy at a century old! An accommodating staff helps you find the perfect undergarments, swimwear and more.

 

JEWELRY STORE

Burdeen’s Jewelry

A nearly 6,000-square-foot location in Buffalo Grove boasts an impressive collection of fine jewels and luxury timepieces.

ACCESSORIES STORE

Tria Boutique

Your designer favorites such as Oscar de la Renta, L.K. Bennett and Jason Wu have found their new home in the suburbs.

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HOME FURNISHINGS & ACCESSORIES

Material Possessions

For more than 30 years, this store has inspired its customers with beautiful pieces for their homes, with an enjoyable experience made possible by interior-design gurus to match.

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GIFT SHOP

Peachtree Place

Find the perfect gift for any occasion, or just for yourself at this Northfield one-stop shop.

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BOOKSTORE

The Book Stall

Not just a retailer, The Book Stall hosts both monthly events with visits from authors and a book club to give bookworms the best literary experience possible.

RESALE SHOP

My Best Friend’s Closet

Score Designer clothing for a fraction of the retail price, or sell your own gently used items.