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Won the lottery? Or, like "poof", you're rich and you need a place to blow your wad? This may sound silly and totally far fetched, but for some people ( you hear about these lotto stories every so often) it's reality furs and pearls diamonds and late-lunching at Shanghai Terrace are every day activities for some. For those expecting the first "poof" option, but aren't aware of such places to blow that aforementioned wad, fear not here are 11 places to go crazy with.

As expected, most of the shops are in River North and The Gold Coast but range from a place where you can buy French lavender marshmallows to a Lamborghini showroom and even a parking meter where you can park your Lamborghini. Ka-ching!


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1. Hermes

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25 E Oak St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-8175
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Every tourist's dream is to walk into this showroom plop down in the bucket seats and drive out the doors. Yet, it never seems to happen. If there were one tip-top car shop to blow your wad, Bentley Gold Coast is it.

2. Tod's

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121 E Oak St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 943-0070
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This upscale Italian footwear line, known for bright colors in the traditional driving shoe concepts exclusive styles in bags and accessories employing the finest Italian craftsmanship.

3. Chanel

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935 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-5500
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Classic. Black, white and Karl.

4. Ikram

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15 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 587-1000
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One of the most talked about fashion personalities in the Midwest and running in posh social circles coast to coast to Paris, Ikram has the most impressive collections with a top-secret client list made of politicians, billionaires and society women.

5. Christian Louboutin

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58 E Oak Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Christian Louboutin's Oak Street shop has only been open a few months yet it's already the most red hot shoe shop in the city. The shop doesn't promote the sales so keep tuned to the site, or if you've got pules of money lying around, just blow it here.

6. Blake

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212 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 202-0047
After years of developing relationships with vendors along the lines of Celine, Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Balenciaga and Christopher Kane the store recently doubled in size with more room to show off their selection once rated by AMerican Express as one of the priciest in the country.

7. Bentley Gold Coast

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834 N Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 280-4848
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8. Parking Meter on Oak Street

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45 East Oak Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Sure, the Oak Street Association pays a valet so you don't have to park yourself as you're shopping, but why not pay for your own parking--if you've got the cash, you may as well. As of January, 1 parking in the most expensive district is 6.50 per hour.

9. Fox & Obel

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401 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 410-7301
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Known mostly for catering some of the most swank parties and weddings, this luxury food outlet is the fanciest shop for edible host and hostess gifts. From French lavender marshmallows to the most epic rock candy selection in the city, you'll find everything you need to make a good impression (and a dent in your wallet) at Fox & Obel.

10. Lanvin

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If there we're one word for the magic Alber Elbaz creates for this brand, it would be YUM. If there were one price point (even for a t-shirt) it would be beyond bazonka-donk-purse snatching.

11. Louis Vuitton

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919 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 944-2010
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A popular spot for Lady Gaga watching, the shop sees a high volume come and go due to the proximity of both fancy pants Oak Street and tourist central Michigan Ave.

1. Hermes

25 E Oak St, Chicago, IL 60611
Every tourist's dream is to walk into this showroom plop down in the bucket seats and drive out the doors. Yet, it never seems to happen. If there were one tip-top car shop to blow your wad, Bentley Gold Coast is it.
25 E Oak St
Chicago, IL 60611

2. Tod's

121 E Oak St., Chicago, IL 60611
This upscale Italian footwear line, known for bright colors in the traditional driving shoe concepts exclusive styles in bags and accessories employing the finest Italian craftsmanship.
121 E Oak St.
Chicago, IL 60611

3. Chanel

935 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Classic. Black, white and Karl.
935 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

4. Ikram

15 E Huron St, Chicago, IL 60611
One of the most talked about fashion personalities in the Midwest and running in posh social circles coast to coast to Paris, Ikram has the most impressive collections with a top-secret client list made of politicians, billionaires and society women.
15 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611

5. Christian Louboutin

58 E Oak Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Christian Louboutin's Oak Street shop has only been open a few months yet it's already the most red hot shoe shop in the city. The shop doesn't promote the sales so keep tuned to the site, or if you've got pules of money lying around, just blow it here.
58 E Oak Street
Chicago, IL 60611

6. Blake

212 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60610
After years of developing relationships with vendors along the lines of Celine, Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Balenciaga and Christopher Kane the store recently doubled in size with more room to show off their selection once rated by AMerican Express as one of the priciest in the country.
212 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610

7. Bentley Gold Coast

834 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611
834 N Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611

8. Parking Meter on Oak Street

45 East Oak Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Sure, the Oak Street Association pays a valet so you don't have to park yourself as you're shopping, but why not pay for your own parking--if you've got the cash, you may as well. As of January, 1 parking in the most expensive district is 6.50 per hour.
45 East Oak Street
Chicago, IL 60611

9. Fox & Obel

401 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611
Known mostly for catering some of the most swank parties and weddings, this luxury food outlet is the fanciest shop for edible host and hostess gifts. From French lavender marshmallows to the most epic rock candy selection in the city, you'll find everything you need to make a good impression (and a dent in your wallet) at Fox & Obel.
401 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611

10. Lanvin

Chicago, IL 60611
If there we're one word for the magic Alber Elbaz creates for this brand, it would be YUM. If there were one price point (even for a t-shirt) it would be beyond bazonka-donk-purse snatching.

11. Louis Vuitton

919 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
A popular spot for Lady Gaga watching, the shop sees a high volume come and go due to the proximity of both fancy pants Oak Street and tourist central Michigan Ave.
919 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611