Browse, Shop, Buy, Pick at Chicago's Randolph Street Market
No ordinary flea market or swap meet. Chicago's monthly European-style market has on-site appraisals, local furniture delivery and repair of your broken relics.
Who comes here? The collector, the picker and the deal chaser. The Randolph Street Market in the West Loop falls in the category “you have to go to appreciate it.” Nicknamed the “SoHo of the Midwest,” this monthly market competes with the best in the world and rolls out again this weekend, June 29 to 30, at Plumbers Hall. There's much to ogle and many vendor booths to explore, indoors and out. Hike over to the Chicago Antique Market for furnishings, vintage clothing and jewelry. And prepare to try and buy at the Indie Designer Market. How convenient!
Now here’s a tip about this market: There are deals to be had and treasures to be negotiated. You’ll want to make a couple of passes from end to end, but come with a game plan because it can overwhelm (or energize). There’s the cheap and rare rubbing elbows, but once bitten, you’re hooked.
Randolph Street Market, at Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington St. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Early-bird shopping starts Saturday at 8 a.m.