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Eleven Luxury Places for Blowing Through a Pile of Cash

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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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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.
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.
Classic. Black, white and Karl.
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.

Christian Louboutin

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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.
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.

Bentley Gold Coast

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Parking Meter on Oak Street

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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.

Fox & Obel

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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.
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.

Louis Vuitton

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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.

Hermes

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.

Tod's

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.

Chanel

Classic. Black, white and Karl.

Ikram

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.

Christian Louboutin

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.

Blake

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.

Bentley Gold Coast

Parking Meter on Oak Street

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.

Fox & Obel

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.

Lanvin

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.

Louis Vuitton

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.