After launching our New York City and San Francisco City Guides, the Windy City is up next. Chicago plays hometown to many of our favorite Barneys New York influencers, including some of the brightest stars in fashion, beauty, journalism, and music industries, so we were eager to uncover their best kept local secrets.
Our City Guide now includes an extended Chicago section, sortable either by each of the new personalities or the location type. From architecture boat tours to paths with access to Lake Michigan—loved by Azeeza Khan and makeup-guru Bobbi Brown, respectfully—Chicago is a diverse destination with much to offer. With historic hotels and vintage furniture shops, there’s plenty to explore. After a long winter, grab a cocktail at one of the city’s roof-top bars like I|O Godfrey Lounge, where Common celebrated his birthday, or Cindy’s, frequented by blogger Jena Gabaccini. Actress Yaya DaCosta, who currently works in Chicago starring on NBC’s Chicago Med, shares her favorite juice spot—the hip Owen + Alchemy. And, if you are in the mood for something more indulgent, check out the famed restaurant row or designer Lisa Perry’s favorite, Portillo’s, for classic fare like hot dogs and deep-dish pizza. Tips from Bobbi Brown’s daily beauty regimen (a run on Lakefront Trail is key), the public spaces that inspire Virgil Abloh—and much more!—are all right here.
This city has something for everyone and as always, a curated edit of “what to wear” is available to solve any packing dilemmas. Think of the Barneys New York City Guide as the perfect in-pocket tool for planning your next trip to Chi Town.