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Chicago vintage markets

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

 (Photograph: Molly Hayes)
Photograph: Molly Hayes1. Vintage BazaarWhere 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-5pmMore info
 (Photograph: Courtesy of Randolph Street Market)
Photograph: Courtesy of Randolph Street Market2. Randolph Street MarketWhere Historic Plumbers Hall (1340 W Washington Ave)Established 2004Offerings 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-6pmMore info
 (Photograph: Courtesy of Vintage Garage)
Photograph: Courtesy of Vintage Garage3. Vintage GarageWhere An Uptown parking garage at 5051 N BroadwayEstablished June 2012Offerings 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-4pmMore info
By Kevin Aeh |