What are the items that I should bring with me because they’re not available (or are too expensive) where I am going?

Chicago's department stores and specialty shops cater to culturally diverse customers. Chances are you will find products similar to those back home.
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Will anyone have particular trouble finding clothes that fit?

No. Clothing stores cater to all shapes and sizes. You will also find shops that specifically sell petite sizes and larger sizes.
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What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at?

The main grocery stores in Chicago are Jewel and Dominick's. Both supermarkets sell a large variety of food and are conveniently located throughout the city.

Specialty grocery stores include Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe's and Treasure Island. These grocery stores carry a larger variety of organic foods, gourmet items and foods from around the world. There are also a number of "mom and pop" stores, fruit markets and ethnic delis/grocers.
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Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found?

Target, Wal-Mart and K-mart have the largest selection and the most competitively-priced items.
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What are factors that might affect my shopping habits in this country/city?

Factors that might affect your shopping habits are price, special needs and store location.
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