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Five Valentine's pop-up shops to check out this weekend

Written by
Jess Keys

No plans for Valentine’s Day weekend? Haven't bought a gift yet (or maybe just want to buy something nice for yourself?) Check out these Chicago pop-up shops and markets for tons of locally made goods, artfully arranged florals, delicious eats and more. Who says you can't buy love?

Vosges Haut-Chocolat pop-up shop. Hit this sweet pop-up inside Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago for some of the finest local chocolates. Pick up Vosges signature truffles and chocolate bars at the pop-up shop inside the lobby. Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago, 100 W Monroe St, Friday 2:30–6pm, Saturday 9am–6pm

Humboldt House Pretty in Pleasure. Head to one of Chicago's best furniture stores, Humboldt House, on Saturday. Indulge in sips from Perrier and Penrose Brewing, and purchase fresh floral bouquets from Foxglove Studios and other treasures from makers like Powers Handcrafted, Cities in DustLeah Ball Handmade and more. Humboldt House, 1045 N California Ave, Saturday 10am–6pm

Verdant Matter pop-up. Stop by this new Pilsen plant shop for a handmade pop-up shop with handcrafted gifts like jewelry from Terese Kuempel and ABV Designs, bath and body goods from Lotus Farms and sweet-smelling candles from Alma Home. Pick up a fresh bouquet on your way out. Saturday and Sunday noon–7pm

Cindy's Patisserie pop-up. Cindy's, the rooftop restaurant and bar at Chicago Athletic Association, will temporarily transform into a patisserie this Sunday. Inspired by The Grand Budapest Hotel, guests can enjoy pastries from executive pastry chef Jove Hubbard and executive chef Christian Ragano as well as Intelligentsia coffee or rosé. Stop by the love letter writing station to type up an old-school letter for your sweetheart on a vintage typewriter. 12 S Michigan Ave, Sunday

Dose Market’s Love DoseHead to the West Loop on Valentine's Day to eat, shop, lounge and love at this appropriately themed Dose Market, where you’ll find more than 100 vendors and almost certainly the perfect gift for your beloved. A $10 fee gets you in—plus you’ll be entered to win a trip to Belize. You can also pre-order a bouquet for your sweetheart (or yourself) from Field & Florist for $35. Newly engaged? Check out the wedding-themed Dose Trousseau, a matrimonial market coinciding with the Love Dose. Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N Morgan St, Sunday, 10am–4pm

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