The best places to shop near our luxury apartments in Chicago, IL

Whenever you move to a new place, it’s important to acquaint yourself with your surroundings – find the closest place to grab a drink, local restaurants, and, of course, the best places to shop. At our Chicago apartments, we’ve got you covered with the best places to shop just minutes from your new front door.

Naperville Crossings: Your One-Stop Shop for Entertainment and Quick Eats

Conveniently located within 30 minutes of out Wheaton 121 apartments is Naperville Crossings. Filled with various shops, salons, and spas, its great for running those quick errands or enjoying a relaxing spa day. Go out with the family and watch the latest blockbuster at AMC Naperville 16 or grab some friends and paint some pottery to bring home at Color Me Mine.

In fact, kids love Color Me Mine. Pick out a ceramic of any shape or theme: paint a seahorse, a plate, or a mug, and then have fun choosing your colors and painting the day away! The studio glazes your creation, and then you can bring it home to decorate your apartment in Chicago. Color Me Mine also throws fun events for the whole family, including a Kids Night Out, a Pumpkin Palooza Painting night for Halloween lovers, and even a painting party with Santa for the holidays.

All that painting is sure to work up an appetite, so why not walk across the street to Panera Bread, or sit down for a full meal at Houlihan’s, a relaxed restaurant that serves up pub fare, steaks, pasta, and more.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at Naperville Crossings

But there’s so many more good eats here at Naperville Crossings. No matter what mood you’re in or what flavors you’re craving, you’re sure to find something you love at Naperville Crossings. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, where you can purchase premium chocolates, cocoa, and seasonal favorites like caramel apples. You can even buy your furry friends tasty dog-friendly cookies! Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is the perfect place to buy gifts for that special occasion, whether you grab an indulgent gift basket or a classic box of chocolates.

Nothing Bundt Cakes is all about… you guessed it… bundt cakes! Their bundt cakes come in all sizes, from bite-sized to tiered. Not only are their cakes delicious, but they’re beautiful as well. They are delicious works of art. Keep them in mind for your next birthday, wedding, or celebration. Nothing Bundt Cakes is also the perfect place to grab gift items. Need something for your child’s amazing teacher? Looking for the perfect birthday gift for your best friend? Look no further than Nothing Bundt Cakes.

In more of an ice-cream mood? Hot summer days require the delicious frozen yogurt at TCBY, a classic and bright yogurt shop that serves up mouth-watering frozen treats and chilled coffee drinks. Here, you can choose from a large variety of toppings and flavors, and sit on colorful plush chairs that add to the fun. If you’ve never been to TCBY, now is the time to go! Our mouths are watering just thinking about their delicious sweet treats!

Everything You Need for Your Chicago Apartment at the Fox Valley Mall

From shopping staples such as Macy’s and JC Penney, to fashion-forward shops like H&M and Express, to trendy home décor shops like Yankee Candle and Things Remembered, the Fox Valley Mall has everything you need for life at our Naperville apartments.

Have a pair of shoes that you’ve walked through but just can’t say goodbye to yet? Get them repaired at Fox Valley Shoe repair! Usually we think of throwing away old shoes in favor of new ones, but Fox Valley Shoe Repair makes it possible to hold onto your favorite leather boots for a few more years.

If the kids need some new clothes for school, the Fox Valley Mall has you covered. Grab the kiddos some new kicks at Journeys Kidz or Finish Line. Whether they need sneakers or dress shoes the shops at Fox Valley Mall have what you’re looking for. To keep the kids looking stylish, The Children’s Place is your hub for kids’ clothes for the school year and beyond, with trendy clothes kids love, including threads and footwear for babies and toddlers.

After the kids go with you to the Fox Valley Mall to try on clothes, be sure to treat them to an afternoon at Build-A-Bear Workshop, where kids can create their own stuffed animals while using their imaginations. Afterwards, you can find a little something for mom at Books-A-Million, where you can find bestselling titles, music, and unwind with a relaxing cup of coffee.

If you’re looking for some home décor to liven up your apartment in Chicago, Yankee Candle, located in Fox Valley Mall, is the perfect place to start. Fill your apartment with the aromas of fall with candles that smell like Macintosh apples or fallen leaves, or welcome winter with some comforting scents to ring in the holiday season.

Right next door to the Fox Valley Mall is Out of the Attic Antiques, which features artwork and furniture full of personality and history. This is a great place to find that unique table lamp you can’t find anywhere else, or to find vintage art to decorate your bathroom at your Naperville apartment. If you’re into a more modern look, check out Tuesday Morning, right across the street from the Fox Valley Mall, which sells discounted home furnishings, or Home Goods, which sells décor with a unique flair. Here, you can find comfy bedding to light up your bedroom, kitchenware to make cooking easier and more enjoyable, or find that perfect gift for a friend’s housewarming party.

Plenty of Places to Shop Near Our Luxury Chicago Apartments

Our prime Chicago locations put the best of Naperville at your fingertips. Whether you’re looking for a fun night out with the family, a well-deserved spa day, or you just need to scratch that shopping itch, everything you need is close by. Request a tour today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can’t wait to show you the good life at at any of our apartments in Chicago!

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