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Where to shop labels while rocking out with Kanye in his fashion haven

Yeezus played Chicago earlier this month, and while no matter where he is it’s always a scorching-hot spectacle, it’s here that he finds particular fashion inspiration from style advisor Virgil Abloh. That said, concert-goers would be wise to get their duds in shape before rocking out with the infamous label-dropper. Here, a handful of the city’s best shops to get in top shape for Kanye:

Ikram

You name the designer, and either Kanye has rapped about them or this First-Lady-favorite women’s boutique carries them. Think Alexander McQueen, Margiela, Chanel, Alaia, Manolo Blahnik, Lanvin, Gaultier, Givenchy—the list goes on.

Helen Yi

Favorite Kanye name-drop McQueen pops up again at this ultra-luxe, slightly mellower womenswear shop in Wicker Park, along with Isabel Marant, Derek Lam, Costume National, Raquel Allegra and more.

Oak Street

A veritable lineup of designers line up along this Gold Coast drag, so hit it up for the ultimate swagfest between Barneys, Tod’s, Hermes, Moncler, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Jil Sander, and more—and top it off with a little something (or a lot of something) at Harry Winston.

Michigan Avenue

Over on the Magnificent Mile—a moniker Kanye might liken to any stretch of street he’s ever walked—you’ve got pretty much every big gun you can think of from Hugo Boss and Ralph Lauren to Gucci, Armani, Zegna, Burberry, and Louis Vuitton—just to name a select few. For your bling needs there’s Cartier, Omega, Rolex and Tiffany, and La Perla for lingerie. Staying with us at our newly opened Thompson Chicago? Michigan Avenue is just steps away from our front door.

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