Ask ChicagoNow: What is the best bargain shop in Chicago?

Ask ChicagoNow: What is the best bargain shop in Chicago?

ChicagoNow is a group of bloggers from all sorts of different backgrounds.

With so much collective experience, we've decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions to the group.

What is the best bargain shop in Chicago?

"I know this is sort of off-point, but one of my fave cheap-stuff joints is Trader John's Outpost in S. Elgin; has mainly military surplus. Been there forever and stuffed to the gills with cool gear!" — Michelle Babicz, Planet Michelle

"The Brown Elephant!" — Sher BonDurant, On Tap in the Windy City

"Randolph Street Market. Great eclectic selection, food drinks, festival atmosphere in the West Loop. Last weekend of each month." — Carole Kuhrt Brewer, Show Me Chicago

"Randolph Street Market." — Jessica Gardner, Little Merry Sunshine

"For me, it's the Textile Discount Outlet, which is absolutely the best fabric shop in the continental United States. Amazing prices, astounding selection, and great discounts for students." — Lea Grover, Becoming SuperMommy

"Swap O Rama out south in Alsip." — Charles W Johnson, The Vociferous Envoy

"I've found some really cool items at Thrift & Thrive." — Michael Messinger, Mysteries of Life

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