Oak Street (Chicago)
Oak Street is a short street on Chicago's Gold Coast. It is notable for its numerous luxury shops, upscale spas, and eateries, as well as its residences.
Oak Street is in Chicago's Gold Coast. It runs from 138 East to 648 West in the Near North Side. It ends without crossing the North Branch of the Chicago River. West of the river 1000 North is called Augusta Boulevard. Its eastern end is Michigan Avenue. At this intersection Oak Street becomes East Lakeshore Drive. Two blocks east of this end are famed North Lake Shore Drive, Lakefront Trail, and Oak Street Beach.
Points of interest
In its eastern part (between Michigan Avenue and Rush Street). Oak Street is one of Chicago's most prestigious shopping destinations. Oak Street has a mix of international couture houses, American luxury brands, and local boutiques. Oak Street is in close proximity to famed Michigan Avenue and Rush Street.
Oak Street has continued to expand in recent years as international brands have chosen this street over Michigan Avenue, although it is perceived as an extension, if not part, of the Magnificent Mile. On one corner of Oak Street's intersection with Michigan Avenue is the Drake Hotel, Chanel, Van Cleef and Arpels, and Georg Jensen. However, in contrast to Michigan Avenue, Oak Street is much narrower, with trees lining both sides of the block giving a more intimate setting, with less foot traffic. On top of that, part of the appeal has been slightly lower rents and smaller boutique type spaces compared to Michigan Avenue. Most of the buildings are former residences converted into retail spaces, with new construction mirroring the existing aesthetics of the neighborhood.
Fashion, Fine Jewelry, and Accessories
Hermès, Pratesi, Tom Ford, Buccellati, Prada, Lanvin, Y-3, David Yurman, Escada, Saint Laurent, Brioni, Bonpoint, Marc Jacobs, Church's, Ike Behar, Brunello Cucinelli, Dolce & Gabbana, Carolina Herrera, Sandro[disambiguation needed], Maje, Zadig & Voltaire, Barneys New York, Eskandar[disambiguation needed], Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Lester Lampert Custom Jewelry Store, Jil Sander, Emporio Armani, Furla, Trabert & Hoeffer Jewels, Tory Burch, Vera Wang, Moncler, Paul Stuart, George Greene, George Zarahoff, Harry Winston, Calypso St Barth, Agent Provocateur, VINCE., Geneva Seal, Suitsupply, Pomellato Jewels, BCBG Max Azria, Jack Spade, Wolford Boutique, Tod's, Lloro Piana, Bonpoint, Piazza Sempione, and Graff are all located on Oak Street and North Rush Street as well.