Five years ago the Chicago Antique Market burst on the scene, quickly earning an international reputation as one of the finest and most diverse markets in the world and drawing comparisons to Paris legendary Le march aux puces de Saint-Ouen. Starting May 24-25, 2008, the Market celebrates its fifth anniversary with a new name, a new look, new hours, new elements and new vendors but serious antique collectors, style-setters, fashion mavens and shoppers will more than ever find the most exciting array of vintage and modern decorative objects, home furnishings, art, fashion and jewelry that has ever been assembled in downtown Chicago.
Held at 1350 W. Randolph Street in Chicagos uber-chic West Loop, the European-style indoor/outdoor Randolph Street Market Festival is home to the world-renowned Chicago Antique Market and Indie Designer Market. The Market features more than 200 vendors selling a wide array of merchandise, plus onsite dining, wine bar, interactive demonstrations and live music from some of Chicagos hottest bands and musicians.
New this year are mini markets within the Market including the Vinyl Swap Meet, featuring collectable, rare and original vinyl recordings for audiophiles and nostalgic music lovers; the Global Goods Bazaar, featuring a select group of artisans representing Chicagos ethnic heritage; and the Fancy Food Market, starring undiscovered culinary artisans making such goodies as truffles, gourmet popcorn, mini cupcakes, olive oils, spices and other treats.
Additionally classic cars and vintage Schwinn bicycles from the 1960s and 1970s will be for sale. Of special interest to those interested in selling their own inherited treasures is the Do-It-Yourself Estate Sale, where tables can be purchased and family heirlooms can be unloaded.
Event submitted by Eventful.com on behalf of ChicagoGal.
Added by chicagogal on March 19, 2008