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Sarah Jessica Parker has been making her way around the country to chat face-to-face with fans about a topic that she holds dear: shoes. Her new line of SJP shoes is available exclusively at Nordstrom, and she'll be at the Mag Mile flagship store on Friday to show off her ladylike accessories.

As part of her tour, SJP has been taking to Nordstrom's Pinterest Page to pin her favorite spots in each city. Her Chicago picks will go live on Friday, but SJP agreed to give Racked a sneak peek at which Windy City spots she loves. Better yet, the style icon advised us on which shoes (and clutch) to sport at each locale.

Read on to get the lowdown on spending a Chicago day in SJP's shoes, and get the complete details on her personal appearance here.


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1. Kingston Mines

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2548 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 477-4646
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“Enjoy a night of live music at this Lincoln Park blues bar, which has been serving customers since 1968. The Tanny is the perfect shoe to wear for a night out on the town. It's incredibly sexy on the foot, and the French Navy color is heavenly. And certainly a new neutral to be worn with anything.” – SJP [Photo: via Yelp]

2. Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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1650 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 335-1650
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“Great non-profit theatre that creates thought-provoking productions, from Balm in Gilead to Grapes of Wrath to August: Osage County.” – SJP [Photo: via Facebook]

3. Zebra Lounge

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1220 N State Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 642-5140
"The Zebra Lounge has a nightly piano man, eclectic mix of people and tasty cocktails (if you're legal). It's the perfect 'classy' dive. The Beekman is the perfect clutch to bring along with you. The ample size allows for the reality of what a woman needs to carry while still small enough for an evening out. The colors are amazing! And there's a simple strap to make it more daytime casual and hands-free."– SJP[Photo: via Yelp]

4. Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

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439 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 828-9800
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“When it comes to Chicago pizza, this is your classic deep dish pizza spot.” —SJP [Photo: via Lou Malnati's]

5. Gilt Bar

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230 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 464-9544
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“Visit the North Side of the City to enjoy farm-friendly cuisine, an extensive wine list and delicious desserts. The perfect place to step out in The Lady in geranium. This shoe is the most perfect red and magically seems to bounce light rather than absorb it. It is polite and old-fashioned. With refined beauty.” – SJP [Photo: via Gilt Bar]

6. Girl & the Goat

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809 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 492-6262
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“The chef, Stephanie Izard, won Bravo’s 'Top Chef, Season 4' and her new take on comfort food is the perfect meal after a long day.” – SJP [Photo: via Girl & the Goat]

7. Skydeck Chicago

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233 S Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60684
(312) 875-9447
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“Incomparable views of the city from the glass observation tower. Tickets are $19 for those ages 12 and up, $12 for those ages 3 to 11 and free for children under 3. ” – SJP [Photo: via Skydeck]

8. The Art Institute of Chicago

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111 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 443-3600
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“Conveniently located near the Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park, this museum is known for it’s robust permanent collection, especially Impressionism—though the recently added Modern Wing is also a must-see. The Anna in asparagus is such an elegant shoe, especially in this color. Perfectly suited for an afternoon of exploration, whether it's a trip to the museum or lunch with girlfriends." —SJP [Photo: via Art Institute of Chicago]

9. Grant Park

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337 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 742-3918
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“A beautiful park that is often home to concerts, festivals and other events. It’s also where Obama gave his first Election victory speech!” – SJP

10. Chinatown

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2100 South Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
“Chicago is known for its ethnic neighborhoods. Head to Chinatown and grab some authentically delicious dim sum or bubble tea.” – SJP

11. Museum of Science and Industry

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5700 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 684-1414
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“Located in Hyde Park, this museum is a fascinating visit. It highlights industrial developments from the passenger train to the Wright Brother’s flyer. Don’t miss the real United Airlines Boeing 727 hanging from the balcony—not that you could!” – SJP [Photo: via MSI]

12. Nordstrom Michigan Avenue

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55 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1515
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“Michigan Avenue is the place to shop in Chicago and Nordstrom could not be better located. I’ll be there on March 7th!” —SJP

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1. Kingston Mines

2548 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
“Enjoy a night of live music at this Lincoln Park blues bar, which has been serving customers since 1968. The Tanny is the perfect shoe to wear for a night out on the town. It's incredibly sexy on the foot, and the French Navy color is heavenly. And certainly a new neutral to be worn with anything.” – SJP [Photo: via Yelp]
2548 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614

2. Steppenwolf Theatre Company

1650 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
“Great non-profit theatre that creates thought-provoking productions, from Balm in Gilead to Grapes of Wrath to August: Osage County.” – SJP [Photo: via Facebook]
1650 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614

3. Zebra Lounge

1220 N State Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60610
"The Zebra Lounge has a nightly piano man, eclectic mix of people and tasty cocktails (if you're legal). It's the perfect 'classy' dive. The Beekman is the perfect clutch to bring along with you. The ample size allows for the reality of what a woman needs to carry while still small enough for an evening out. The colors are amazing! And there's a simple strap to make it more daytime casual and hands-free."– SJP[Photo: via Yelp]
1220 N State Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60610

4. Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
“When it comes to Chicago pizza, this is your classic deep dish pizza spot.” —SJP [Photo: via Lou Malnati's]
439 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610

5. Gilt Bar

230 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654
“Visit the North Side of the City to enjoy farm-friendly cuisine, an extensive wine list and delicious desserts. The perfect place to step out in The Lady in geranium. This shoe is the most perfect red and magically seems to bounce light rather than absorb it. It is polite and old-fashioned. With refined beauty.” – SJP [Photo: via Gilt Bar]
230 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654

6. Girl & the Goat

809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
“The chef, Stephanie Izard, won Bravo’s 'Top Chef, Season 4' and her new take on comfort food is the perfect meal after a long day.” – SJP [Photo: via Girl & the Goat]
809 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

7. Skydeck Chicago

233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60684
“Incomparable views of the city from the glass observation tower. Tickets are $19 for those ages 12 and up, $12 for those ages 3 to 11 and free for children under 3. ” – SJP [Photo: via Skydeck]
233 S Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60684

8. The Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
“Conveniently located near the Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park, this museum is known for it’s robust permanent collection, especially Impressionism—though the recently added Modern Wing is also a must-see. The Anna in asparagus is such an elegant shoe, especially in this color. Perfectly suited for an afternoon of exploration, whether it's a trip to the museum or lunch with girlfriends." —SJP [Photo: via Art Institute of Chicago]
111 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603

9. Grant Park

337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
“A beautiful park that is often home to concerts, festivals and other events. It’s also where Obama gave his first Election victory speech!” – SJP
337 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601

10. Chinatown

2100 South Archer Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616
“Chicago is known for its ethnic neighborhoods. Head to Chinatown and grab some authentically delicious dim sum or bubble tea.” – SJP
2100 South Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

11. Museum of Science and Industry

5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637
“Located in Hyde Park, this museum is a fascinating visit. It highlights industrial developments from the passenger train to the Wright Brother’s flyer. Don’t miss the real United Airlines Boeing 727 hanging from the balcony—not that you could!” – SJP [Photo: via MSI]
5700 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60637

12. Nordstrom Michigan Avenue

55 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
“Michigan Avenue is the place to shop in Chicago and Nordstrom could not be better located. I’ll be there on March 7th!” —SJP
55 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611