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So, it may not be the King of Prussia Mall. But with some newly opened shops and soon-to-come advancements from master developer Westfield, O'Hare has a growing roster of perfectly shop-able spots to wile away your airport wait times. And when it comes to shopping, Terminal 5 is where it's at.
Below, take a look at the ever-swankier terminal's spots for stocking up on chocolates, soaps, and shoulder massages, and—come January—perhaps a little Ferragamo or Michael Kors.
- Dubbed the “Purple House,” this gorgeously decked Vosges Haut-Chocolat boutique offers luxury goodies from the local company. You can score everything from caramels to baking mixes and Mexican chocolates spiced up with chili. Chicago loves its Vosges: the
- Behold! Chicago now has its first-ever airport spa. Situated post-security at the International Terminal 5, the spot offers massages, facials, hot shaves, and manicures and pedicures. Appointments can be walk-in; or, you can pre-appoint by calling 773- 8
- The Swiss watch company, which has colorful goods for men and women, has a sleek outpost in Terminal 5.
- This just-opened spot in Terminal 5 is billed as an "artisanal gift shop." Translation: goods go beyond your traditional city-skyline mug. The shops socks hand-made pieces from local artists including jewelry, clothes, sculpture, and pottery.
- We saved the best for last. Slated to open in Terminal 5 in January is a 10,000-square-foot, pass-through duty-free store. This is the first-of-its-kind spot in a U.S. airport, and—and!—it will house boutiques for Michael Kors, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Em
And yes, of course, we showed favoritism for Terminal 5 here (sorry, but, Michael Kors.) If you're flying out of other areas of the massive airport, though, fret not. Barbara's Books has outposts in Terminals 1, 2, and 3, and has a pretty meaty selection of books and magazines. And in Terminal 1, the Field Museum Store has adorable gifts for tots.