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Hidden gem alert: The Langham Chicago's gift shop, dubbed Flavours of Langham, has some pretty gift-worthy goods this season. One of the hotel's virtues is its fine-art collection—it comprises more than 150 pieces—and that good taste extends to the gift shop.
Now in stock, a series of six Walking Figures ($119) from English pop-artist Julian Opie is only available in Chicago. (Yep. We have the exclusive.) There are also Walking Figures coffee mugs ($21.50 each) and lenticular bookmarks ($9.75 each.) And, you can score fine-art prints of vintage photos from Hendrich Blessing photographers ($250 to $350.)
But if you're shopping for a kid who's more into tea parties than art—or for your doggie—there are gifts you may want to check out, too. Take a look inside the store, below, and note that this Christmas shopping trip comes with a built-in break: Flavours of Langham opens out onto Pavilion Lounge, where afternoon tea is served daily.
· The Langham, Chicago [Official Site]
· Julian Opie [Official Site]
· Hendrich Blessing Photographers [Official Site]