Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival

August 20, 2013 (CHICAGO)

The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard® is hitting Chicago August 22 - September 2, 2013 with a series of fun shopping related events. It is the perfect occasion to indulge in Chicago as a premier travel destination, and an opportunity to access the most of one of the top retail, dining, and hospitality destinations in the world. Visitors are invited to enjoy this 12-day shopping spectacular with a variety of special offers and a non-stop calendar of festivities at the district's 460 stores, 275 restaurants, 60 hotels and world-class attractions. It will feature celebrity appearances, unique fashion shows, culinary celebrations, live outdoor concerts and more - all with special benefits for MasterCard® cardholders.

A series of fashion shows, both styling and sporty, many of which will take place outdoors:

  • Thursday, August 22: The Magnificent Mile's retail centers, 900 North Michigan Shops, The Shops at North Bridge and Water Tower Place host a rocking outdoor fashion show along North Michigan Avenue featuring the fall's hottest trends. (Pioneer Court - 401 N. Michigan Avenue, 6:30 pm)
  • Friday, August 23: Showcase your signature style as part of The Magnificent Mile's first Street Style Campaign, in partnership with SPLASH magazine. Enjoy a complimentary blowout and earn the chance to be featured in SPLASH's widely-read "Who Wore What Where" section. (Pioneer Court - 401 N. Michigan Avenue, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm)
  • Tuesday, August 27: Niketown Chicago hosts an in-store fashion show hosted by Larsa Pippen of The Real Housewives of Miami, featuring the latest in athletic and sportswear (Niketown Chicago, 669 N. Michigan Avenue, Time TBD)
  • Thursday, August 29: The Shops at North Bridge partner with The Roof at theWit Hotel for Roof Runway, a fashion show featuring the hottest emerging designers, favorite boutiques and admired designers. Guests are invited to enjoy beautiful city views from the 27th floor while reveling in the latest styles presented on the rooftop patio. (ROOF on theWit, 201 N. State Street, Time TBD)
  • Gourmet tastings, on-street samples and over-the-top eating contests will satisfy and entertain:

  • Tuesday, August 27: Top celebrity chefs, including Art Smith, and 18 of Chicago's top restaurants serve up delicious bites during "A Magnificent Taste," The Magnificent Mile's annual outdoor culinary event under a beautiful tent in full view of scenic Michigan Avenue. (Pioneer Court – 401 N. Michigan Avenue, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm)
  • Each weekend of the festival is dedicated fun for the whole family:

  • Saturday, August 24 – Sunday, August 25: The Magnificent Mile plays host to shoppers and their furry friends during the "Pamper Your Pooch" weekend. Special pet-friendly activities and amenities, including a canine-friendly river cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises, will be featured throughout the district. (The Magnificent Mile district)
  • Sunday, September 1: Radio Disney presents a top Disney musical artist in an outdoor concert and meet-and-greet over Labor Day weekend. (John Hancock Center Plaza, 875 N. Michigan Avenue, 12:00pm)
  • Monday, September 2: Radio Disney invites fans to an exclusive meet-and-greet with a Disney Channel star. (MasterCard Priceless Pavilion—401 N. Michigan Avenue, Time TBD)

For more information and a full calendar of events and offers, visit

The Shops at North Bridge, focus on Pattern-blocking

Prints keep a significant this Fall/Winter season. Fall for chevrons, zigzags and geometric patterns! Make a bold statement by adding a cool, printed pant to your wardrobe collection.

All clothes and accessories:

Nordstrom Michigan Avenue
"Rebecca Taylor" geometric-printed pant, $325
"Halogen" polka-dot blouse, $58
"Halogen" cobalt cardigan, $68
"Equipment" houndstooth sweater, $295
"Vince Camuto" black booties, $129
Gold chain necklaces, $32-$38 each
"Fossil" watch, $145

(for tabletop)
Laser cut handbag, $90
Laser cut smoking slippers, $97
Laser cut metallic bootie, $179
Laser cut sterling earrings, $79-$168

Water Tower Place, focus on styles borrowed from menswear

Classic menswear materials aren't just for the men this season as tweed, herringbone, houndstooth and Prince of Wales check are being paired with female fashions. From pants to outerwear and accessories, you're bound to fall for this versatile trend.

Clothes: The Limited
Tailored jacket with leather trim, $118
Red shirt, $49.50
Tailored pant, $65
Black belt, $35
Black stone necklace, $40
(Alternate look)
Black cardigan, $55
Button-down shirt, $50
Boyfriend jean (678 style), $75
Black flower necklace, $42.90
Pearl necklace, $32.95
Bangle, $27

Accessories: Henri Bendel
Bond street crystal
Bendel rocks flex bracelet, $128
Debutante Portfolio clutch, $278
Scarlett Saddle bag, $298
The Carlyle tote, $450
Deluxe girlfriend wrap bracelet, $128
Lexington Avenue collar, $178

900 North Michigan Shops, focus on Biker Chic

Become inspired by all things biker–and that meant lots of leather. This Fall promises plenty of versions of a fantastic biker jacket, as well as structured leather biker vests, leather skirts and even leather sweatshirt tops. Be sure to soften your look with some layering, perhaps with a knit top or some oversize outerwear. This will really make your edgy signature pieces pop!

Clothes: Karen Millen (Level 5)
Black trouser: $170
Blouse: $75
Leather jacket: $599
Shoe: $225
Black Paten bag: $340
Accessories: 1154 LILL Studio (Level 5)
Large tote: (print is called ziggy black) $178
Over the shoulder bag (medium sized – print is called 'Moroccan Tiles') $149
iPad case (print is called Dala) $69
Mini iPad case (print is called Full circle) $56
Small clutch (print is called Modern Romance) $49
Wallet (print is called Bloodhound) $69

The Goldsmith, Ltd. (Level 4)
18k yellow gold chain link necklace: $9800
18k yellow gold earrings: $4100

Charles David (Level 3)
Bordeaux Suede booty: $285
Black leather Estella boot: $375
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