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As one of America’s busiest airports, Chicago O’Hare is fabulously equipped with opportunities to accommodate travelers looking to window shop or drop some dough. Terminal 5 has a lot of the marquee labels and Terminal 3 have the most stores, but overall, shopping is spread across the entire airport.
The Field Museum Store
Fun decorative items like terracotta warrior statues inspired by the Chicago museum’s exhibit, origami books, pearl drop earrings, and much more can be found inside two locations within the airport. (And pricing runs the gamut, too. While the replica statues are affordable, those pearl earrings are $500.) Terminal 1, concourse B, gate B8; Terminal 3, concourse K, gate K1
Love from Chicago
This souvenir shop is brimming with knick knacks like thimbles, spoons, and keychain designed with either the word Chicago or with a recognizable local attraction like The Bean. But you can find some actually cool souvenirs among the crap, like a selection of Minnetonka moccasins. Terminal 5, concourse M, gate M7
Armani’s second-tier clothing and accessory label for men and women is great for directional fashion without the high-fashion price tag. Browse the floral Palazzo pants and bold-print blazers or snag some well-made basics, like a LBD or a Saffiano leather purse. Terminal 5, concourse M, gate M8
Head to Mac for a wide selection of lipsticks and other cosmetics that will last longer than your flight. If you’ve really got some time to kill — or you’re heading to an event on the other side — one of the knowledgeable staff members can do your full makeup. Terminal 2; Main Hall
Other Shops to Note
Head to Coach (Terminal 2, Main Hall) for colorful wristlets, on-trend handbags, classic leather wallets. You can also shop accessories at Michael Kors (Terminal 5, concourse M, gate M8), Salvatore Ferragamo (Terminal 5, concourse M, gate M8), and Mont Blanc (Terminal 3, concourse K, gate K2), or browse men’s and women’s apparel at Johnston & Murphy (Terminal 1, concourse B, gate B6).