If you’re ever lucky enough to find yourself in Chicago the same weekend as Randolph Street Market, take it as a sign and high tail it over to Randolph and Ada Streets. This market/food extravaganza happens one weekend a month, every month, all year, and is a modge-podge of vintage, hand-made and curated goods. Though there is a $10 fee to enter the market ($8 on the market website), the browsing alone is well worth it (check livingsocial for discount tickets!). We saw everything from full sets of bowling pins to used records to dinosaur succulent planters (no, I’m not kidding, and yes, they were amazing.) and much more in-between. The market occupies the Chicago Plumber’s Hall Building, as well as the large outdoor parking lot next to it. There’s plenty of food stands of all tastes to keep you nourished for many hours of perusing, and adult beverages if boozy buying is your thing. I particularly enjoyed the large selection of vintage jewels and was on the look-out for the PERFECT cameo necklace the entire time, which I did not find but had tons of fun looking through everything in my search. There were vintage board games, vintage Chanel, typewriters, and so much more. It took about three hours for me to get my fill of browsing these goodies, so plan on spending an afternoon at the market if/when you go. I would love to go on and on about how amazing everything at Randolph Street Market was, but I think I can let the pictures do the work for me. For upcoming market dates and more information, click here.
Until next time, Randolph Street Market; I will definitely be back. Perhaps every month until I find that coveted cameo necklace!
Have you been to this market before? Which vendor is your favorite?