Chicago Events: The Magnificent Mile – The Nation’s Only Shopping Festival

August 16, 2012 • Chicago, Events, Fashion Blog, Shopping

With the summer coming to an end, so are those long days in the sun listening to your favorite bands at this year’s summer music festivals. Don’t worry though, a new wave of entertainment is quickly approaching – a shopping festival!  Chicago’s Magnificent Mile once again hosts the nation’s only shopping festival!

Presented by Master Card, The Magnificant Mile shopping festival returns from August 24- September 6. For two full weeks guests will enjoy celebrity appearances, fashion shows, culinary events and even music concerts! 460 of the district’s stores, 275 of its restaurants and 60 of its hotels come together to entertain the masses.

 Here are some of the highlights: 

The festival kicks off with a celebration by Kelly Osbourne on August 24. Shoppers will have the opportunity to see Kelly in an exclusive meet-and-greet in the MasterCard Priceless lounge. After the meet-and-greet, Kelly will host an outdoor fashion show along North Michigan Avenue.  May shopping be ever in your favor!

Water Tower Place, one of the participating venues will be transformed as a haven for fashionistas during this two week period. Their biggest attraction is their super chic In Fashion Lounge which will feature a series of special events from styling workshops, and fashion shows to skincare and cooking demonstrations. The fashion lounge will be located on the 7th level of Water Tower Place and will open its doors Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays and holidays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

During The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival, visitors to Water Tower Place will receive special offers from select retailers like  Bare Escentuals, Bebe, Eileen Fisher, Foodlife and Macy’s and can enter for a chance to win a $500 Water Tower Place gift card just by attending the In Fashion Lounge!

Finally, things come to an exciting end with Fashion’s Night Out. Throughout this evening stores will transform into prime spots for fashionistas as each location will host a different event for the extravaganza.

With summer coming to a close, let things end on a high note. The Magnificent Mile shopping festival is definitely the best way to go out with a bang.

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–Jamie Wilson

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