Holiday Shopping on State Street in Chicago


For some of us, holiday shopping is a major headache, but it doesn’t have to be. When you head to State Street for Chicago shopping, you’ll find two major shopping centers, Macy’s on State Street and Block 37. Both of these locations feature dozens of departments or retailers and are sure to have the perfect gifts for each one of your family members, no matter their tastes. Take a moment to learn about several of the top stores at these two malls, both of which virtually define State Street shopping in Chicago. 

Then, take a moment to learn about Skydeck Chicago, the quintessential Chicago experience. We offer 360-degree views of the city from the top of the Willis Tower and a view that spans the entire metro, Lake Michigan, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin! What’s more, you and your crew can explore an interactive Chicago museum on your way to the top view of the city. Tickets to Skydeck Chicago are a gift your loved ones are sure to remember! 

Macy’s on State Street

Macy’s on State Street is located in the Marshall Field and Company Building, which was designed in 1901 by Daniel Burnham. This building is the third-largest store in the world and a National Historic Landmark, as well as the flagship location for Macy’s department stores. All of this is to say that, this Macy’s is a joy to explore, from its Tiffany ceiling to the 45-foot Great Tree that grows straight through the interior of the building to its exquisite Art Deco architecture. 

If you’re planning on going State Street Chicago shopping for the holidays, you’re likely to be able to do all of your shopping on State Street in Chicago at this department store, as you’ll find extensive selections of: 

  • Clothing
  • Sportswear 
  • Jewelry
  • Handbags
  • Chocolates
  • Toys
  • Home appliances
  • Home decor
  • Watches
  • Cosmetics
  • Sunglasses
  • Hats
  • And everything in between! 

Block 37 

This mall was developed in 1989 and has since become one of the top State Street Chicago shopping destinations for tourists from all over the world and our neighbors in Naperville alike! Connected to the CTA Red Line and Blue Line ‘L’ trains, Block 37 allows shoppers to ignore the stress of finding parking downtown.

In addition to its dozens of icon stores, it also features an AMC Dine-in Movie Theatre and the First Ascent Block 37 climbing gym, meaning you could spend the whole day here shopping and having some fun weekend adventures! As for shopping, here are just a few of the stores you’ll find at Block 37

  • Akira 
  • Anthropologie
  • Banana Republic 
  • Dakota Watch Company 
  • Eddie’s Jewelry 
  • Candle Time
  • L’Occitane En Provence 
  • Pro Gadgets 
  • Sephora 
  • Zara
  • The Potting Bench Plant Studio 
  • And much more! 

Gift Your Loved Ones With Tickets to Skydeck Chicago! 

We hope our guide to State Street shopping in Chicago has helped relieve some stress of finding the right gifts for your friends and family. We think that an afternoon of State Street shopping in Chicago will be great fun, as both these malls are gorgeously designed and located next to plenty of great restaurants and other hotspots in downtown Chicago. 

On a final note, if you have further questions about Skydeck Chicago, and how we can help you provide your loved ones with a holiday gift experience they won’t soon forget, don’t hesitate to contact our associates! While you’re here, be sure to explore our guide to the best ice skating rinks in Chicago, two of which are right next to State Street!