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Randolph Street Market 5.24-5.25

16 May Randolph Street Market 2014
Randolph Street Market 2014

Randolph Street Market 2014


Kicking off May 24+25 and recurring monthly through September, this timeless indoor/outdoor RETRO-SPECTACLE market reigns supreme with summer extravaganzas like none other!

Chicago’s Randolph Street Market, the country’s largest and liveliest urban antiques market, is celebrating 11 years as the premier vintage extravaganza with the can’t miss season opener kicking off summer, May 24 and 25, 2014. Doors open at 10 am, with early buy beginning at 8 am. Over 250 fabulous sellers, around the clock entertainment, disco dance party, a beer and wine garden with carnival games, hot international crowd and design stars, vintage beach bunnies, cooling stations and cabanas, fashion shows, artisan food vendors, and more- the indoor/outdoor season opener is the place to be and be seen to kick off your Chicago summer! Come for the amazing one-of-a-kind finds, and stay for the entire experience.

Don’t miss the following fun elements at this month’s Market:

• Sally Schwartz, Market founder, award winning party planner, and queen of vintage, will host VIP guests in her Cabana designed by internationally acclaimed Chicago designer, Michael Del Piero of Michael Del Piero Good Design. Over the past decade, interior designer Michael Del Piero has created a distinctive aesthetic that fuses rough with luxurious and ancient with modern.  With her easygoing trademark flair, Michael will present a Rustically Refined “Living Tablescape” just in time for outdoor entertaining season! Be inspired by Michael’s gorgeous designs and check out the décor, tabletop essentials and furnishings from the Market’s top dealers Michael collected over time-all available for purchase.

• Come to the Fun Flower Foto Booth outside Sally’s Cabana for professional and candid shots of you and your friends, which will be available for download for you to take home.

• The Cabana will also play host to a roundtable with “Legends of the Antique Business” including Danielle Arnett, Susan Klein and Al Baghdad who will take part in a panel discussion/podcast in Sally’s Cabana hosted by Martin Willis, founder of the Antique & Auction forum. Antiques pro Harry Rinker will be onsite Saturday to give appraisals, in the ballroom 11am-2pm.

• 2013, 2012 & 2011 Emmy Award winner, Comedian/Travel & Foodie Expert Mark DeCarlo will make his debut at the Market. On Saturday, shoppers can take part in his interactive cooking demonstration where he will be giving away a free Caribbean vacation, as well as performing his Old Blue Eyes music set. You can meet Mark and pick up a copy of his signed book Taste of America with Mark DeCarlo.

• Cool down in the Shade Shack and go back in time with a market-wide Disco dance party at noon Saturday. Windy City Jitterbug and guest Rockabilly DJ Killer Diller will be rocking and rolling all weekend long with different jams from all the eras! Additionally, Chicago’s own Dusty Groove will serve as a hub for our vinyl record sellers.

• Chill out in the Hops & Grapes Gazebo featuring different beers each month from The House of Glunz Beer and Wine Garden wine from the West Loop’s City Winery.

• A rotating list of bands will be playing around the clock including fan favorites Woodstreet Bloodhounds, The Toni Morrison Quartet and Contrabanda. Visit to see the full list of entertainment!

• Tandem Felix Letterpress returns with a Print Your Own Postcard Workshop. PRINT YOUR OWN POSTCARD WORKSHOP + MARKET ENTRY: $25
Sunday, May 25, 2014 Class – 12:30-2pm

• Bring your kids for a day of Treasure Hunting! Pick up a Treasure Map and activity sheet at the front gate and enjoy a day of exploration at RSM. Hand in the completed sheet to the Washington St gate and let your child pick a prize from the treasure chest, as well as take home a goody bag filled with bubbles, crayons and more.

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Vintage Garage 5.18

13 May Vintage Garage

Vintage Garage

Vintage Garage

5051 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60040
Admission: $5.00

The Vintage Garage invites all to come celebrate the wonders of Mid Century Modern by attending the popular Vintage Garage May 18th from 10 to 5. Vendors have been saving their best Mid Century for the show and for those who aren’t into MCM there will be a great mix of vintage in all categories ready to go!


This vintage, antiques and collectibles extravaganza takes place at the Vintage Garage, 5051 N. Broadway, Chicago on the 3rd Sunday of each month through October. Vintage lovers will also enjoy the area’s great “Little Asia” area for great restaurants as well as Andersonville for more vintage shopping. Easy access from the Red Line at Argyle.

The summer dates include May 18th, June 15th, July 20th, August 17th, September 21st and October 19th. Hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. More information can be found at or by calling 847-607-1087.

BAM! Chicago’s Antique Department Store Sale 5.16-5.26

5 May Bam


BAM!  Chicago’s Antique Department Store drastically discounts the very best in Vintage Jewelry, Fashions, Furniture & Decorative Objects.  Art Deco, Mid Century Modern thru 70’s.

When: Sale runs May 16th thru 26th .
Sale: 15% to 50% Off Storewide. 
Where: Broadway Antique Market
6130 N. Broadway
Hours: Open Daily, 11 to 7.  Sunday, 11 to 6.




Simona Callá New Handbag Line Release 4.1

29 Mar Simona Callá Division Street
Simona Callá Division Street

Simona Callá Division Street

Simona Callá
2124 W Division

New Handbag Line Release, April 1
Simona Callá, the newest boutique to come to Division Street, is releasing their second line of handbags that will liven up all spring wardrobes awakening from the long winter hibernation. The line is made up of pastels to brighter colors including some lovely artistic prints and woven patterns. Most of the line is made of vegan leather and nylon materials that are eco and animal friendly, light weight and easy to care for.

Since their opening five months ago they have been welcomed to the neighborhood by repeat clients who have fallen for their fun, fashionable and functional pieces at great price points as bags are under $200.00. Carmen Boada (owner) and Katherine Loftus are the two ladies in this handbag shop and ready to introduce you to their collection and shop with you to find the perfect bag for yourself or gift idea for mom as Mother’s Day is fast approaching! Whether you are looking for stylish work appropriate bag, a small cross body to jet around the city with or lager tote to accompany you on weekends at local farmer’s markets Simona Callá has it all.

Randolph Street Market Spring Fling 3.29-3.20

18 Mar Randolph Street Market Spring 2014

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Sally Schwartz, the Chicago Vintage Market Pioneer, is thrilled to announce Randolph Street Market’s “SPRING FLING”, bringing vintage aficionados the best indoor Winter Shopping Market to Chicago March 29+30 with a treasure trove of goods for every taste. It might still be freezing, but Randolph Street Market is thinking SPRING! To prove it, shoppers who don their finest Easter bonnets will gain free entry and there will be hidden Easter Eggs containing Market Bucks, Season Passes, sweet treats and more. Join the treasure hunt to uncover these hidden gems and pose for your digital Easter Card in the Fotio Photobooth, 11am-3pm both Saturday and Sunday!

Randolph Street’s “SPRING FLING” is a perfect peep at the season Midwesterners yearn for. Expect jellybean bright flora and fauna, fresh flowers galore, decorating, artisanal chocolates for Easter basket stuffing, and live music: a visual and edible shopping feast for all who attend! For the first time, the Market will feature a Letterpress class with Tandem Felix Letterpress for a one hour DIY letterpress postcard making lesson both Saturday and Sunday. Seats are limited, so take advantage of this DIY must-do and buy tickets online, For $25, you can shop the Market and take part in this DIY lover’s dream.  

New webseries, American Dealers, will be on site Sunday mingling with vendors and interviewing Sally on her expert take on the antiques industry and her all-star dealers like 29 Palms and Maria Brazas 20th Century.

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