Chicago vintage markets

Get the scoop on the three big vintage markets in Chicago.

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Photograph: Molly Hayes

1. Vintage Bazaar
Where
Aragon Ballroom (1106 W Lawrence Ave)
Established
February 2010 at the DANK Haus, and has pop-upped at the Congress Theater, Pilsen and other locations. This summer, the Vintage Bazaar became a monthly event at the Aragon Ballroom.
Offerings
Creators Katherine Raz and Libby Alexander pride themselves on hosting a market with affordable vintage decor, furniture, clothing and accessories. Past vendors include Alapash Terrariums, Circa Modern, Dethrose Vintage and Labrabbit Optics.
Come here for
This indoor-outdoor market has a little something for everyone, but we�re always impressed with the items for the home.
Upcoming markets
August 12; September 9, noon-5pm
More info
thevintagebazaar.com

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Photograph: Courtesy of Randolph Street Market

2. Randolph Street Market
Where
Historic Plumbers Hall (1340 W Washington Ave)
Established
2004
Offerings
This granddaddy of markets features furnishings, vintage clothing, jewelry and collectibles. You�ll also find a vinyl swap meet, appraisal services, furniture-repair services and more.
Come here for
The party vibe. The shopping is great, but founder Sally Schwartz adds fun surprises such as a party cabana and Marilyn Monroe impersonator.
Upcoming markets
July 28, 29; August 25, 26; September 29, 30, 10am-6pm
More info
randolphstreetmarket.com

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Photograph: Courtesy of Vintage Garage

3. Vintage Garage
Where
An Uptown parking garage at 5051 N Broadway
Established
June 2012
Offerings
Last month�s inaugural market featured 50 vendors (including Gypsy Mouse, Lost & Find and Take 2 Vintage) over three levels selling art, furniture, clothing and knickknacks.
Come here for
Cool art. We saw lots of vintage paintings�perfect for filling up a wall of art.
Upcoming markets
Sunday 15, August 19, September 16, October 21, 9am-4pm
More info
vintagegaragechicago.com

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